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

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