Fresh City Life at Central is presenting The Bad Seed as a part of their film series this month and it made me think about other movies that I did not realize were based on books. Here are some others that I hadn't realized were inspired by novels:
- Adaptation (The Orchid Thief)
- The 13th Warrior (Eaters of the Dead)
- Big Fish
- A Christmas Story (In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash)
- The Commitments
- Die Hard (Nothing Lasts Forever)
- Remo Williams the Adventure Begins (The New Destroyer: Killer Ratings)
- Field of Dreams (Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa)
- A River Runs Through It
- Munich (Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team)
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High
- Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (Bodies Are Where You Find Them)
- Silence of the Lambs
- Stand By Me (Fall From Innocence: The Body)
- The Social Network (The Accidental Billionaires)
- The Men Who Stare at Goats
Can you think of any movies that you later found out were books?
Spider (with Ralph Fiennes)
The Shipping News
Based on short stories:
E Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain
Stephen King's The Body (the movie is Stand by Me)
Fun blog post ! At dinner we came up with the following titles: Slumdog Millionaire (Q&A by Vikas Swarup), Not Easily Broken (T.D. Jakes), and Precious (Push by Sapphire).
It will be interesting to find out the top 5 movies based books.
This is a whole new can of worms Bill!
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