Journey to the Center of the Earth Recommendations

Book Cover of Journey to the Center of the Earth, by Jules Verne


One interesting recommendation I have for anyone who enjoyed Journey to the Center of the Earth is the Disney film Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001). It builds on a similar premise of an imaginative exploration into a lost realm. There is a fun cast of characters and very cool stylized inventions. And it was inspired by the works of Jules Verne, so while not a direct adaptation, it does capture a similar vibe and experience. 

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Frankenstein Recommendations

Book Cover of Frankenstein


A Movie Adaptation for Your Consideration: It just doesn’t get better than the 1931 Frankenstein, the  monster movie of all monster movies. This flick popularized the idea of the monster as a green dude with bolts in his neck, and was so iconically played by Boris Karloff that no image of the monster has ever been able to overtake or even hold a candle to the cultural influence wrought by Karloff’s shambler. Truly unmissable! 

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Recommendations

Book Cover of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo


My first recommendation is the musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber The Phantom of the Opera. The 2004 adaptation is a very decent film version starring Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler. It is a work based on the novel by Gaston Leroux the Phantom of the Opera and covers the theme of an outcast trying to find his place. It is also a very tragic story  of a disfigured man and elements similar to this one and has hauntingly beautiful music. 

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