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

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