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

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