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

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