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

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