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Can you name the books by the names of their film adaptations?
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The King and I
Stand By Me
Philip K. Dick
A Cry in the Wild
The Secret of NIMH
Robert C. O'Brien
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
There Will Be Blood
Field of Dreams
W. P. Kinsella
10 Things I Hate About You
The Lion King
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
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Dec 5th, 2009 at 08:39 GMT
The short story Stand By Me is named after is not the name of the actual book.
Dec 5th, 2009 at 13:27 GMT
The original book of Babe was called 'The Sheep Pig' in the UK
Dec 5th, 2009 at 15:43 GMT
"The Body" is a novella, so it's what counts, but I'll make the compilation title an alt, same with the UK title for Babe.
Dec 6th, 2009 at 15:05 GMT
How about Slumdog Millionaire (Q&A) and Million Dollar Baby (Rope Burns)
Dec 6th, 2009 at 17:00 GMT
Christmas With the Kranks (Skipping Christmas). :) Another awesome quiz, Jay-Money.
Dec 6th, 2009 at 18:57 GMT
Apocalypse Now (Heart of Darkness)
Dec 15th, 2009 at 17:19 GMT
This isn't a comprehensive list, I'm not trying to get every single alternate book name. Granted, I can't believe I forgot to throw in Apocalypse Now.
Dec 15th, 2009 at 19:38 GMT
@JayHank, it's good to see you just put that one in, I was afraid only one in six knew about Heart of Darkness.
Dec 15th, 2009 at 20:12 GMT
simon birch(a prayer for owen meany)
Dec 17th, 2009 at 19:22 GMT
i kept trying Mrs. Brisby.........
Dec 22nd, 2009 at 11:55 GMT
The Golden Compass (The Northern Lights) is a more recent one you might add
Dec 25th, 2009 at 02:17 GMT
Except that it was called the Golden Compass stateside, so the name is the same as the movie in some regions.
Jan 16th, 2010 at 14:20 GMT
She's The Man was is Shakespeare's Twelfth Night you could add that
Jan 18th, 2010 at 01:39 GMT
awesome quiz, I have no idea why I know some of them
Jan 24th, 2010 at 21:04 GMT
Even though the Lion King was inspired by Hamlet, can you really call it a film adaptation?
Game published: Mar 17th, 2010 at 20:35 GMT
Mar 17th, 2010 at 20:47 GMT
I think the Film for "Q&A" is supposed to read Slumdog Millionaire, right?
Mar 17th, 2010 at 21:01 GMT
What percentage of people guessing the Odyssey are guessing it for Troy, I wonder
Mar 17th, 2010 at 21:07 GMT
If you gave the full title for the movie Push, then the answer becomes much easier.
Mar 17th, 2010 at 21:19 GMT
I never understood until now. They titled the movie in the second row specifically for this Sporcle.
Mar 17th, 2010 at 21:30 GMT
The really weird part is now the movie-tie-in book for Push has been retitled. The book is now titled "Precious: Based on the Novel Push". Really. the novel is named for the movie which includes the name of the novel. The literary equivalent of being one's own grandpa.
Mar 17th, 2010 at 21:49 GMT
it's kind of sad that I'm 11 and the only books I got right were The Iliad and Odyssey by Homer. Not really a fail, but still. :l
Mar 17th, 2010 at 22:00 GMT
really, after so much emphasis on "Precious, based on the novel push by sapphire" only 40% got the book title for Precious?
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Mar 17th, 2010 at 22:37 GMT
Illiad is spelt wrong.
Mar 17th, 2010 at 22:44 GMT
@rockgolf: Once I saw a novelization of "Little Women", based on the screenplay for the 1994 film, which was based on Alcott's book. An actual rewrite of the classic. Luckily, it seems to have vanished. @JayHEL: I missed this last December. Good idea, and thanks for including authors up front!
Mar 17th, 2010 at 22:48 GMT
Mar 18th, 2010 at 00:17 GMT
I have to say that, along with the Phantom Tollbooth, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH was one of my favorite books when I was a kid.
Mar 18th, 2010 at 00:26 GMT
Umm... Pootah... no it's not.
Mar 18th, 2010 at 00:31 GMT
@ Pootah... spelled is "spelt" wrong.
Mar 18th, 2010 at 01:11 GMT
Damn, I said "Anna and the King", I wish that had counted.
Mar 18th, 2010 at 12:27 GMT
I tried "mrs frisby and the rats of nimh" and it didn't work.. just because I didn't have a capital NIMH or a "." after the mrs??
Mar 19th, 2010 at 00:41 GMT
"Precious, based on the novel push by sapphire" is beyond annoying. Did the author force the producers to do this when he/she sold them the rights to the book? I know the title was changed from Push because there was a recent lame action movie with that title. But i don't like this Sapphire person one bit. One, for being named sapphire. Two, because the movie title includes the name of the book and the author's name. What if all movies did that? As in, hey i want to go rent "Apocolypse Now: based on the novel Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad" and then later we can watch "Goodfellas: based on the novel Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family by Nicholas Pileggi" after we eat dinner
Mar 19th, 2010 at 03:04 GMT
lots of material for a sequel. Good quiz
May 15th, 2010 at 16:20 GMT
I didn't even know there was a movie called A Cry in the wild lol. But I guessed right, because Hatchet was the only Gary Paulsen book I knew lol.
Jul 2nd, 2010 at 04:53 GMT
it would have be easier if they put harry potter series down
Oct 25th, 2011 at 19:31 GMT
I don't claim to be any sort of expert, but maybe someone could enlighten me. Isn't Red Dragon a movie all its own? I've never seen any of those movies, but I was fairly certain it went Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Dragon.
Nov 2nd, 2011 at 01:35 GMT
@phine...manhunter was a movie that came out before silence of the lambs, that was based on the book red dragon. after silence of the lambs was such a hit, hannibal was made, and red dragon was re-made.
Nov 21st, 2011 at 18:20 GMT
Apparently the super-long title for Precious came about because this way: The title of the film was originally Push, but after Push came out the title was changed to Precious. While Precious was in production, another filmed named Precious (which I'm guessing was never released) was also in production, so 'to avoid confusion' the studio decided to add the whole "based on the novel Push by Sapphire" subtitle to clarify which film was their project (just in case the films were release at the same time). It screened that way at Cannes, so that was the title that it got in its wide release. As for her bizarro name: Her real name is Ramona something. She decided 'Sapphire' would look better on her books than her birth name. Sounds to me like she just needed to make herself feel like a special snowflake.:X
Jun 16th, 2012 at 18:26 GMT
I got Hamlet and Emma.
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