Friday, May 13, 2022

The Friday Face-Off: Book-to-Movie Adaptation

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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme at Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.  You can find a list of upcoming topics at Lynn's Books.

This week's topic is:
Favorite Book-to-Movie Adaptation

This was a hard topic for me this week because I had a hard time thinking of any movie adaptations of books that I really love. In the end, I opted to feature The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux because it's one of the only ones I could think of where I really enjoyed the movie as well (although the music probably best, if we're being honest!). So, let's check out some (of the many) covers!

The Phantom of the OperaUpiór OperyEl fantasma de la ópera
1987 US Paperback | 1990 Polish | 2004 Spanish

El fantasma de la óperaThe Phantom of the OperaThe Phantom of the Opera
2019 Spanish | 2020 US Paperback | 2012 Penguin Classics | 

شبح اپراFantom iz OpereΤο φάντασμα της όπερας
2002 Persian | 2017 Serbian | 2017 Greek

Fantoma de la OperăLe fantôme de l'OpéraFantomet i operaen
2016 Romanian | 1992 French | 2005 Danish

My choice(s):
Fantom iz Opere
This one is so beautiful and I just love the design. A lot of the covers are really fun, but I'm a sucker for some great typography and a fancy design. The colors work so well for this story as well. 

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. I like that one, too! You're so right about the typography,

  2. Wow there are some weird covers! That Penguin Classics is so creepy. I think I like the 2019 Spanish cover the best.