Adaptations of books

Films vs series - which is the superior medium?


  • Oliver Nicol Nottingham Trent University


Ever since there has been cinema, there have been cinematic adaptations.  Some of the earliest examples of this date back to the turn of the century with books such as Cinderella and Sherlock Holmes being converted into films.  However, the movie adaptation has slowly been rivalled by the Series adaptation.  This format is becoming more and more popular with the culture phenomenon of streaming services.  But which of these mediums is the superior when we come to an adaptation for the screen.  Here, the pros and cons of each will be shown along with some examples.