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

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