Well, I am a stickler for books… I hate it when they change the story too much. Granted, they have to do enough changing to fit the story into 1 1/2 or 2 hours. So I love a good movie that sticks to the book.
“Pride and Prejudice” - the best one was the Masterpiece Theatre version from, was it the '70s? *NOT *the one with Colin Firth. I’ve never liked any of the movies of it, because there’s just too much that’s essential to the plot to fit into two hours. Also, that one gave me a good vision of Mrs. Bennett, a character I could never quite “see” before.
I love the original Annie,especially Geoffrey Holder as Punjab. I’m a major fan of the old Little Orphan Annie comix, as drawn by Harold Gray.
I Like both the Alistair Sim and George C. Scott versions of A Christmas Carol.
Something I have been looking for for a long time is a DVD of Jane Eyre, with Scott as Rochester and Susannah York as Jane. True to the book, and the only one that has Rochester being properly ugly, and Jane being properly plain. Scott also did a Beauty and the Beast that was good. Modeled after the, was it Jean Renoir? silent movie.
Because of both the miniseries about QE and the movie of Mary, Queen of Scots, I just can’t see any actress other than Glenda Jackson as Queen Elizabeth I.