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

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