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

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