Films Based on Literature

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Can you name the literary works from which these films were adapted or inspired (sometimes loosely)?

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FilmLiterary Work that Inspired ItAuthor
Roxanne (1987)Edmond Rostand
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)George Eliot
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)Homer
My Fair Lady (1964)George Bernard Shaw
Cruel Intentions (1999)Choderlos de Laclos
Forbidden Planet (1956)William Shakespeare
The Innocents (1961)Henry James
She's the Man (2006)William Shakespeare
Apocalyse Now (1979)Joseph Conrad
The Lion King (1994)Willaim Shakespeare
Trading Places (1983)Mark Twain
A Place in the Sun (1951)Theodore Dreiser
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)William Shakespeare
FilmLiterary Work that Inspired ItAuthor
Throne of Blood (Japan, 1957)William Shakespeare
Simon Birch (1998)John Irving
O (2001)William Shakespeare
Gettysburg (1993)Micheal Shaara
Field of Dreams (1988)W.P. Kinsella
West Side Story (1961)William Shakespeare
Charly (1968)Daniel Keyes
Stand By Me (1986)Stephen King
Total Recall (1990)Philip K. Dick
Blade Runner (1982)Philip K. Dick
Clueless (1995)Jane Austen
A Thousand Acres (1997)William Shakespeare
Bridget Jones' Diary (2001)Jane Austen

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