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

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