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

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