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Old 01-25-03, 05:18 PM
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books that became movies

Im starting a thread of all books made into movies

Lord of the rings
Godfather
Sum of all fears
wise guy- - goodfellas
The last don
Boss of Bosses
Donnie Broscoe
Casino
Leon the Professional
Death of a salesman
Farenheight 451
Lord of the flies

Thats all I can think of for now.

Please post more books made into movies.
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Harry Potter
To Kille A Mockingbird
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Here is a site with about 800 movie titles that were based on previously written books.

book to movie titles
Old 01-25-03, 05:44 PM
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OMG - that list could go on forever - llterally, thousands and thousands of books have been turned into movies -
...think of all the Charles Dickens books
...think of all the Robert Heinlein books
...think of all the best-selling novels
...think of all - oh well, you get the idea!

P.S. Death Of A Salesman was NOT based on a book - it was based on a play.
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The link provided only list films released since 1980...

here are couple others to check

http://als.lib.wi.us/bookmovies.html

http://www.zuzu.com/artfilm.htm

Originally posted by RaraFemina
Here is a site with about 800 movie titles that were based on previously written books.

book to movie titles
Old 01-25-03, 08:15 PM
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The Firm
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the best are:

Trainspotting
Forest Gump
Fight Club
Old 01-26-03, 11:39 AM
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virgin suicides
before night falls
talented mr. ripley
high fidelity
wings of a dove

sooooo many more...these just came to mind immediately.
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Don't forget about Apocalypse Now.
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What about movies that are directly adapted from the novel (Lord of The Rings) as opposed to movies that are very loosely derived from the novel (Apocalypse Now).
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Stephen King's
Nock Hornby's
Robert Ludlum's
John Grisham's
Robin Cook's
Tom Clancy's
JK Rowlings'


Do Comic Books count?
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One of the first ones I thought of isn't listed in any of the links posted above:

Gone to Texas by Forrest Carter is the basis for The Outlaw Josey Wales. Carter also wrote The Education of Little Tree, which was also made into a film fairly recently.
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Re: books that became movies

Originally posted by drcigg Leon the Professional[/B]
What was the original book / short story ??
IMDB only gives Luc Besson writing credit, and doesn't mention anyone else.
Old 01-28-03, 02:26 AM
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All the Cricton books:

Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park: The Lost World
Congo
Rising Sun
Disclosure
The Andromedra Strain
Sphere

John Grisham:
The Client
The Firm
Pelican Brief

Stephen King:
Pet cemetary
the shining
The Green Mile
Hearts of Atlantis
Carrie
Dreamcatcher
Children of the Corn
Salem's Lot
(his list goes on and on I just got tired of listing)

The Cider House Rules

(kind of) The Hurricane

101 Dalmations
Little Mermaid
Jungle Book
Sword in the Stone

The Lottery

Apollo 13

Taken

Road to Perdition (graphic novel)
Angela's Ashes

This is all that I could think of in 5 minutes that I had the patients to list.

Seriously this list could go on forever.
It would be shorter to list movies that are not based on previous material.
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Jaws
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Cool Hand Luke
Last Picture Show
Hud
Grapes of Wrath
Of Mice and Men
To Have and Have Not
The Fountainhead

This seems like a daunting task.

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A few I didn't see mentioned already:

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (book by Hunter S. Thompson)
Frisk (book by Dennis Cooper)
Blade Runner (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Philip K. Dick)
Minority Report (by Philip K. Dick)

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