Authors - Well-known Films Based On Books
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Based on the 1962 book 'The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side'
Based on the 1982 book. Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize for this novel.
Won an Oscar for Best Special Effects. The original Director was Alexander Mackendrick. He was fired by Carl Foreman, who wrote the movie.
Based on the 1986 book 'Reversal of Fortune: Inside the Von Bülow Case'
Based on the 1987 book 'Alias Madame Doubtfire'
Based on the 1977 book. Starred Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst. Anne Rice also wrote the screenplay.
Based on the 1982 book '2010, Odyssey Two'
First released as a silent film in 1917. Starred Dustin Farnum, Winifred Kingston and William Buress
Based on the 1952 book 'Natural'
Book and film share title.
Based on the story 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High'
Movie starred Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, and Jack Warden
The film is named after the book.
Based on the 1987 book. Starred Meryl Streep, Shirley Maclaine and Dennis Quaid. Meryl Streep did her own singing in the movie.
Based on the book 'The Adventures of Oliver Twist'
Won an Oscar for Best Picture. Clark Gable had to shave off his trademark moustache for historical accuracy
Won an Oscar for Best Director. Starred Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman
Based on the 1978 book. Starred Faye Dunaway and Diana Scarwid. The book is a biography on her relationship with her mother Joan.
Directed by Jim Sheridan. Won Best Actor And Best Actress
Based on the 1950 book 'Chronicles of Narnia'
Won 2 Oscars Best Picture and Best Cinematography. The first film Alfred Hitchcock made in Hollywood and the only one that won a Best Picture Oscar.
Based on the 1983 book 'Babe: The Gallant Pig'
Based on the autobiographical book about Naturalist Diane Fossey’s unique research of gorillas in the deep forest of Africa
The book was published in 1956. The Walt Disney movie was remade in 1996.
The 1973 film was an animated version with Debbie Reynolds as the voice of Charlotte. Was released in 2006 as a feature film.
Based on the 1999 book 'Tarzan of the Apes'
Starred Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster and Jack Warden
Based on Ness's 1947 autobiographical account of his efforts to bring Al Capone to justice. Won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Starred Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, and Patricia Clarkson.
Based on the book 'Nine 1'
Based on the 1908 book 'A Room With a View'
Won an Oscar for Best Sound Effects. Starred Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson and Ernest Borgnine
Won an Oscar for Best Music Score. Erich Segal wrote the screenplay for the movie first then adapted it into a novel which was published before the movie release and became a runaway best seller.
Based on the 1987 book 'Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café'
Based on the 1984 book 'The Life and Loves of a She-Devil
Based on the 1971 book 'The Day of the Jackal'
Won 2 Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Music. Starred Robert Redford and Mia Farrow
Based on the 1981 book 'Who Censored Roger Rabbit?'
First released as a movie in 1925, and remade in 1989. Lon Chaney put egg membrane on his eyeballs to give them a cloudy look. Also starred Mary Philbin and Norman Kerry
Based on the 1949 book '1984'
Based on the 1998 book 'The Last King of Scotland'
Starred Lana Turner, Lee Phillips, and Lloyd Nolan. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name.
Based on the 1983 book 'The Short Timers'
Based on the 1992 book 'We Were Soldiers Once'
Won 3 Oscars including Best Actor. Starred Gregory Peck and Rosemary Murphy
Based on the 1952 book 'The Hoods'
Based on the 1999 book. The film features Renée Zellweger's bum.
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. IMDb Rating
Based on the poem 'The Odyssey'
Won 4 Oscars including Best Supporting Actor and Best Costume Design. Starred Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier
The original movie won two Oscars for Best Music and Best Special Effect. Was remade in 1998 starring Eddie Murphy (no Oscars this time).
Based on the 1972 book 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream'
Based on the stories 'For Your Eyes Only, Risico'
Based on the stories 'Octopussy, The Property of a Lady'
Won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Mia Farrow actually ate raw liver for a scene in the movie. Starred Mia Farrow, Ruth Gordon and John Cassavetes.
Based on the 1993 book. For its American release, the first 20 minutes had to be re-dubbed to make the Scottish accents more intelligible.
Based on the 1993 book 'The Positronic Man'
Based on the 1938 book by Isak Dinesen (aka Karen Blixen). A study of the life of Karen Blixen. Starred Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. Won 7 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Screenplay
Jean Arthur, then over 50, came out of semi-retirement to play Marian Starrett, largely as a favor to her friend, George Stevens
The novel the film is based on was the top selling novel of 1966
James Dickey also wrote the screenplay for the movie
First released as a TV movie in 1977, although the 1992 feature film is more famous.
The movie took 10 months to complete. Won 2 Oscars for Best Art Direction and Best Film Editing
Starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Donna Reed. Won 8 Oscars including Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Picture.
First released as a silent movie in 1917. Starred Mary Pickford, Eugene O’Brien, Helen Jerome Eddy.
Based on the 1989 book. Anthony Hopkins learned his role as a butler from a butler who served at Buckingham Palace for 50 years.
Starred Jack Nicholson, Louis Fletcher, William Redfield. Won 5 Oscars including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Picture
Based on the 1908 book. The first release was a movie animation in 1949.
Based on the 1973 book 'The Breaker'
Based on the 1976 book 'Slapstick; Or Lonesome No More'
Based on the 1963 book 'The Seed and the Sower'
Based on the 2001 book 'Seabiscuit: An American Legend'
Won an Oscar for Best Music Score. Starred Paul Newman and Eva Marie Saint
There have been many adaptations of the original novel which are still being done to the present day.
Won 11 Oscars. The producer Sam Zimbalist died 2 months before production ended with William Wyler taking over his duties. Lew Wallace was a Union General in the American Civil War in the 1860s.
Won 2 Oscars including Best Music. The horses in Emerald City palace were coloured with Jell-O crystals. The relevant scenes had to be shot quickly, before the horses started to lick it off.
Based on the 1994 book 'Corelli's Mandolin'
The 1868 book was first released as a movie in 1918 - a black and white, silent film. Starred Isabel Lamon, Dorothy Bernard, Lillian Hall and Florence Flinn. The 1994 remake is better known.
Based on the 1986 book 'The Handmaid Tales'
Based on the 1944 book 'Anna and the King of Siam'
Won 8 Oscars including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Picture.
Based on the story 'Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War'
Based on the 1981 book. Starred William Hurt and Lee Marvin
Was first made into a movie in 1931 but has been remade and re released many times over
Based on the 1988 book. Michael Blake also wrote the screenplay for this movie.
Based on the 1969 Novel and penned under John Lange
Based on the 1992 book. Won 9 Oscars including Best Supporting Actress, Best Picture, Best Costume Design and Best Director.
Based on the 1974 book 'Killer Angels'
Based on the 1998 book 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days: Universal Don'ts of Dating'
Based on the story 'Great Balls of Fire: The Uncensored'
Based on the 1995 book 'Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas'
Based on the 1985 book 'Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family', the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. Won an Oscar for Joe Pesci for Best Supporting Actor.
Based on the 1955 book. Jude Law fell backwards and broke a rib while filming the murder scene on the boat. Also starred Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow
Based on the 1970 book 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of World'
Several cast members were actual P.O.W’s during WW2.
Based on the 1969 book 'The Poseidon Adventure'
Based on the 1991 book 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape?'
Based on the 1968 book 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'
Based on the story 'We Can Remember It For You Wholesale'
Won 7 Oscars including Best Actor, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Music Score
Based on the 1968 book 'Monkey Planet'
The 1974 book told the story of a rugby team's survival after their plane crashed in the Andes. Was released as a movie in 1993 starred Ethan Hawke.
Won 5 Oscars including Best Actress and Best Music. Starred Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.
The first and only English speaking film for Francois Truffaut
Based on the 1965 book 'One Gallant Rush'
Won an Oscar for Best Screenplay. G. Wood played the same role in the movie as he played in the first 3 episodes of the TV series, Brig. Gen. Charlie Hammond.
Won 5 Oscars including Best Supporting Actor and Actress and Best Picture
The 1964 book popularised the term "golden ticket"
Based on the 1959 book. The scenes involving explosions and fire after the destruction of Buenos Aires were actually videos taken from the Oakland Hill fires in October of 1991.
Based on the 1991 book 'Our Sunshine'
Starred Peter Finch and Peter O'Toole
The film is named after the book and is an adaptation of the 1946 Pulitzer Prize winning novel.
Based on the 1979 book 'Nothing Lasts Forever'
The 1976 book was released as a film starring Tom Cruise. Won 2 Oscars - Best Director and Best Film Editing.
Based on the 2002 book 'Queen Bees & Wannabes'
Based on the 1975 book 'The 16th Round'. Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was discharged from the military after 4 Court Martials but the movie shows him as a returning hero.
Based on the 1894 book. The vultures are a homage to the Beatles.
Based on the non-fiction book 'The Perfect Storm' about the 1991 Halloween Nor'easter that hit North America in October 1991. The movie starred George Clooney
Based on the 1961 book 'Homeward Bound'
Based on the 1986 book. Starred Danny Glover and Willem Defoe
Based on the story 'Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption'
Based on the comic 'The Incredible Hulk'
Based on the 1993 book. Won an Oscar for Angelina Jolie for Best Supporting Actress.
Based on the 1985 book 'The Death and Life of Dith Pran'
Based on the 1970 book 'Jack's Return Home'
Based on the 1895 book 'Jude the Obscure'
Based on the 1988 book. Won 5 Oscars including Best Actor and Actress, Best Picture. Anthony Hopkins described his voice for Hannibal Lecter as "a combination of Truman Capote and Katherine Hepburn”.
Based on the 1982 book. Won 7 Oscars including Best Director, Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress. Steven Spielberg was not paid for this film - he refused to accept a salary citing that it would be "blood money".
Based on the book 'Morte d'Arthur'
Based on the story 'I, Tina: My Life'
Based on the 1983 book. Christian Slater was only 15 when he did his first nude scene in this film. Starred Sean Connery, Christian Slater and Valentina Vargas. Won 2 BAFTA Awards
Based on the 1888 book 'Notre-Dame de Paris'
The movie depicts the sinking of the Titanic. Starred Kenneth Moore, Ronald Allen and Jill Dixon. Won a Golden Globe for Best English Language Foreign Film
Based on the 1981 book 'War of the Roses'
Based on the story 'The Legend of Sleeping Hollow'. It really was Johnny Depp being dragged after the coach - he wore a type of protective armour under his costume.
Based on the 1982 book 'Burton and Speke'
Based on the 1989 book. A biography of C.S. Lewis and his love affair with poet Joy Gresham. Starred Anthony Hopkins, Deborah Winger and Joseph Mazzello.
Based on the play 'The Taming of the Shrew'
Based on the 1979 book. Won an Oscar for Best Actress. Starred Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline.
Won 6 Oscars including Best Actor Tom Hanks, Best Motion Picture
Based on the 1982 book 'Shoeless Joe'
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