Then I challenge you: think of as many movies that originally came from books as you can and tell me all of them here by leaving a comment!

Lesley and I are doing an IQP on scripts derived from books. Please help us think of movies that came from books by commenting ones you know of on this post.

– KF –

4 thoughts on “So You Say You Know Books and Movies?

  1. Classics:
    Gone with the Wind, Pride and Prejudice, the Great Gatesby, Emma, Nicholas Nickleby, Sense and Sensibility, Gulliver’s Travels, etc. (almost every great classic has a movie)
    Jurassic Park, The Hunt for Red October (or any other Tom Clancy or Grisham),
    Lord of the Rings, The Time Machine by h. g. wells (the older movie),
    Pure Grit (a western) of course Harry Potter and soon to be the Narnia books,
    The Sound of Music (forget what the book’s called)
    you could even go Spiderman if you count comic books as movies;0)

    I think it’s more likely than not that any given movie is based on a book

  2. 1 Blade Runner – Philip K. Dick, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”
    2 Total Recall – Philip K. Dick, “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”
    3 I, Robot – Issac Asimov, “I, Robot”
    4+5 The Bourne Identity/Supremacy – Robert Ludlum, “The Bourne Identity/Supremacy”
    6 A Beautiful Mind – Sylvia Nasar, “A Beautiful Mind”
    7 1984 – George Orwell, “1984”
    8 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee, ” ”
    9 The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
    10 The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

  3. Bonus round
    Steven King: The Shining, IT, Stand By Me, Salem’s Lot, The Green Mile, Carrie, Needful Things, Cujo, Christine, Firestarter, Cat’s Eye, Pet Semetary, The Shawshank Redemption, Thinner, Hearts In Atlantis, Dreamcatcher

  4. East of Eden – Steinbeck
    White Oleander
    Black Stallion
    Cider House Rules
    Now my brain died. More later.
    Love you!

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