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special author sections:
Raymond Chandler -- Tom Clancy -- Michael Crichton
Robert Daley -- E L Doctorow -- James Ellroy
F Scott Fitzgerald -- Ian Fleming -- John Grisham
Patricia Highsmith -- Stephen King -- John Le Carré -- Elmore Leonard
J K Rowling -- Dr. Seuss -- Georges Simenon -- Mickey Spillane
J R R Tolkien -- Donald E Westlake

Noël Coward -- David Mamet -- Neil Simon -- Tennessee Williams

Peter Maas

the following directors' filmographies have been checked to ensure that their major films (that is, excluding short films) which are literary adaptations are listed here. Those specifically interested in any filmmaker should use the search function of their Web browser.

Woody Allen (3) [+3 literary works, 2 of which adapted by himself as director]
Jack Clayton (7)
Stanley Kubrick (10)
Richard Lester (10)
Bob Rafelson (4)

The following directors have a large number of films listed here. Their entire filmographies have not been checked: if not because I simply haven't gotten around to the task, then because information about some of their films is not easily available. These totals do not include films noted in the Variants section at the end of this page.

Robert Altman: 10; Francis Ford Coppola: 8; David Cronenberg: 8; George Cukor: 5; Basil Dearden: 4; Brian De Palma: 5; Clint Eastwood: 4; David Fincher: 5; John Ford: 6; Miloš Forman: 4; Alfred Hitchcock: 9; John Huston: 25; Elia Kazan: 4; David Lean: 7; Ang Lee: 4; Sidney Lumet: 23; Mike Nichols: 6; Roman Polanski: 6; Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger: 3 (Powell alone: 2); Otto Preminger: 9; Martin Scorsese: 7; Rob Reiner: 5; Tony Richardson: 8; Nicholas Roeg: 4; Ken Russell: 6; John Schlesinger: 4; Steven Speilberg: 8; Orson Welles: 5; William Wyler: 7.

an asterisk next to the author's name indicates that he also wrote or co-wrote the screenplay

highlighted literary works are those found in the Greater Books master list

highlighted films are those found in the critics' and directors' top ten of Sight and Sound's decennial polls of the greatest films of all time; the Village Voice's 100 Best Films of the Twentieth Century; the 100 Essential Films according to The National Society of Film Critics; Entertainment Weekly's 100 Greatest Films of All Time (though the list is actually 125-long); Channel 4's 100 Greatest Films of All Time; or Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century

As seen in the repeated rows (those with dotted-line borders), the relation between literary work and film is not direct. Those repeated rows, when on the left-hand (literary work) side of the table, indicate that a book has been adapted multiple times. Repeated rows on the right-hand (film) side of the table, however, indicate that multiple works served as the basis for the film. In other words, this table assumes that the film is dependent upon the book and thus does not include novelizations of films.

Novel Film
El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha [1605; 1615]
Miguel de Cervantes
Don Quixote [1933]
G W Pabst
'' Don Quijote de la Mancha [1947]
Rafael Gil
'' Don Kihot [1957]
Grigori Kozintsev
'' Don Quixote [2000]
Peter Yates
Koshoku Ichidai Onna [1686] (The Life of an Amorous Woman)
Ihara Saikaku
Saikaku Ichidai Onna (The Life of Oharu) [1952]
Kenji Mizoguchi
The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner [1719]
Daniel Defoe
Aventuras de Robinson Crusoe [1954]
Luis Buñuel
'' Man Friday [1975]
Jack Gold
'' Crusoe [1989]
Caleb Deschanel
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling [1749]
Henry Fielding
Tom Jones [1963]
Tony Richardson
Ugetsu Monogatari [1776]
Ueda Akinari
Ugetsu [1953]
Kenji Mizoguchi
Die Marquise von O [1808] (The Marquise of O)
Heinrich von Kleist
Die Marquise von O [1979]
Eric Rohmer
Sense and Sensibility [1811]
Jane Auten
Sense and Sensibility [1995]
Ang Lee
Pride and Prejudice [1813]
Jane Auten
Pride and Prejudice [1940]
Robert Z Leonard
'' Pride and Prejudice [2005]
Joe Wright
Emma [1815]
Jane Auten
Emma [1996]
Douglas McGrath
Persausion [1817]
Jane Auten
Persuasion [1995]
Roger Michell
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus [1818]
Mary Shelley
Frankenstein [1931]
James Whale
'' The Curse of Frankenstein [1957]
Terence Fisher
'' Frankenstein: The True Story [1973]
Jack Smight
'' Frankenstein [1992]
David Wickes
'' Mary Shelley's Frankenstein [1994]
Kenneth Branagh
The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 [1826]
James Fenimore Cooper
The Last of the Mohicans [1920]
Maurice Tourneur, Clarence Brown
'' The Last of the Mohicans [1936]
George B Seitz
'' The Last of the Mohicans [1992]
Michael Mann
Le Rouge et Noir [1830] (The Red and the Black)
Stendhal
Le Rouge et Noir [1954]
Claude Autant-Lara
'' Il Corriere del Re [1954] (The Courier of the King)
Claude Autant-Lara
La Chartreuse de Parme [1839] (The Charterhouse of Parma)
Stendhal
La Chartreuse de Parme [1948]
Christian-Jaque
A Christmas Carol [1843]
Charles Dickens
Scrooge [1935]
Henry Edwards
'' A Christmas Carol [1938]
Edwin L Marin
'' Scrooge [1951]
Brian Desmond Hurst
'' Scrooge [1970]
Ronald Neame
'' A Muppet Christmas Carol [1992]
Brian Henson
Les Trois Mousquetaires [1844]
Alexandre Dumas
The Three Musketeers [1973]
Richard Lester
'' The Four Musketeers [1974]
Richard Lester
Vingt ans Apr`s [1845]
Alexandre Dumas
The Return of the Musketeers [1989]
Richard Lester
The Luck of Barry Lyndon [1847]
William Makepeace Thackeray
Barry Lyndon [1975]
Stanley Kubrick
Wuthering Heights [1847]
Emily Brontë
The Wuthering Heights [1939]
William Wyler
'' Abismos de Pasión [1954]
Luis Buñuel
'' The Wuthering Heights [1970]
Robert Fuest
'' Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights [1992]
Peter Kosminsky
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale [1851]
Herman Melville
The Sea Beast [1928]
Millard Webb
'' Moby Dick [1956]
John Huston
Madame Bovary [1856]
Gustave Flaubert
Madame Bovary [1934]
Jean Renoir
'' Madame Bovary [1937]
Gerhard Lamprecht
'' Madame Bovary [1949]
Vincente Minnelli
'' Madame Bovary [1991]
Claude Chabrol
'' Madame Bovary [2014]
Sophie Barthes
Great Expectations [1861]
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations [1917]
Robert G Vignola, Paul West
'' Great Expectations [1934]
Stuart Walker
'' Great Expectations [1946]
David Lean
'' Great Expectations [1974]
Joseph Hardy
'' Great Expectations [1998]
Alfonso Cuarón
'' Great Expectations [2012]
Mike Newell
Amor de Perdição [1862]
Camilo Castelo Branco
Amor de Perdição [1979]
Manoel de Oliveira
'' Amor de Perdição [2008] (Doomed Love)
Mario Barroso
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [1865]
Lewis Carroll
Alice in Wonderland [1933]
Norman Z McLeod
'' Alice in Wonderland [1951]
Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
'' Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [1972]
William Sterling
'' Alice [1988]
Jan Švankmajer
'' Alice in Wonderland [2010]
Tim Burton
Voyna i Mir" [1869] (War and Peace)
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace [1956]
King Vidor
'' Voyna i Mir" [1966-7]
Sergei Bondarchuk
Little Women [1869]
Louisa May Alcott
Little Women [1933]
George Cukor
'' Little Women [1949]
Mervyn LeRoy
'' Little Women [1978]
David Lowell Rich
'' Little Women [1994]
Gillian Armstrong
Around the World in 80 Days [1873]
Jules Verne
Around the World in 80 Days [1956]
Michael Anderson
'' Around the World in 80 Days [2004]
Frank Coraci
Anna Karenina [1878]
Leo Tolstoy
Love [1927]
Edmund Goulding
'' Anna Karenina [1935]
Clarence Brown
'' Anna Karenina [1948]
Julien Duvivier
'' Anna Karenina [1967]
Aleksandr Zarkhi
'' Anna Karenina [1997]
Bernard Rose
'' Anna Karenina [2012]
Joe Wright
Far From the Madding Crowd [1874]
Thomas Hardy
Far From the Madding Crowd [1967]
John Schlesinger
'' Far From the Madding Crowd [2015]
Thomas Vinterberg
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ [1880]
Lew Wallace
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ [1925]
Fred Niblo
'' Ben-Hur [1959]
William Wyler
Nana [1880]
Émile Zola
Nana [1926]
Jean Renoir
'' Nana [1934]
Jean Renoir
I Malavoglia [1881]
Giovanni Verga
La Terra Trema [1948]
Luchino Visconti
The Portrait of a Lady [1881]
Henry James
The Portrait of a Lady [1996]
Jane Campion
Le Avventure di Pinocchio [1883]
Carlo Collodi
Pinocchio [1940]
Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske
'' The Adventures of Pinocchio [1966]
Steve Barron
'' Pinocchio [2002]
Roberto Benigni
Kidnapped [1886]
Robert Louis Stevenson
Kidnapped [1938]
Otto Preminger
Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented [1891]
Thomas Hardy
Tess [1979]
Roman Polanski
Tristana [1892]
Benito Pérez Galdós
Tristana [1970]
Luis Buñuel
The Jungle Book [1894]
Rudyard Kipling
Jungle Book [1942]
Zoltan Korda
'' The Jungle Book [1967]
Wolfgang Reitherman
'' Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book [1994]
Stephen Sommers
'' The Jungle Book [2016]
Jon Favreau
Effi Briest [1895]
Theodor Fontane
Der Schritt vom Wege [1939] (The False Step)
Gustaf Gründgens
'' Effi Briest [1974]
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
The Red Badge of Courage [1895]
Stephen Crane
The Red Badge of Courage [1951]
John Huston
Dracula [1897]
Bram Stoker
Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie des Grauens [1929]
F W Murnau
'' Dracula [1931]
Tod Browning
'' Dracula [1958]
Terence Fisher
'' Count Dracula [1970]
Jesús Franco
'' Count Dracula [1977]
Philip Saville
'' Nosferatu the Vampyre [1979]
Werner Herzog
'' Dracula [1979]
John Badham
'' Bram Stoker's Dracula [1992]
Francis Ford Coppola
McTeague: A Story of San Francisco [1899]
Frank Norris
Greed [1924]
Erich von Stroheim
Heart of Darkness [1899]
Joseph Conrad
Apocalypse Now [1979]
Francis Ford Coppola
'' Heart of Darkness [1993]
Nicolas Roeg
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz [1900]
L Frank Baum
The Wizard of Oz [1939]
Victor Fleming
The Wings of a Dove [1902]
Henry James
Les Ailes de la Colombe [1981]
Benoît Jacquot
'' The Wings of a Dove [1997]
Iain Softley
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus [1902]
L Frank Baum
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus [1985]
Jules Bass; Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Les 120 Journées de Sodome ou l'École du Libertinage [1904] (The 120 Days of Sodom)
Marquis de Sade
Salò o le 120 Giornate di Sodoma [1975]
Pier Paolo Pasolini
The Clansmen: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan [1905]
Thomas F Dixon, Jr.
The Birth of a Nation [1915]
D W Griffith
The Railway Children [1905]
E Nesbit
The Railway Children [1970]
Lionel Jeffries
The House of Mirth [1905]
Edith Wharton
The House of Mirth [2000]
Terence Davies
Wagahai wa Neko de Aru [1906] (I Am a Cat)
Natsume Soseki
Wagahai wa Neko de Aru [1975]
Kon Ichikawa
Körkarlen [1906] (Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness!)
Selma Lagerlöf
Körkarlen [1921] (The Phantom Carriage)
Victor Sjöström
Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal [1907]
Roy Horniman
Kind Hearts and Coronets [1949]
Robert Hamer
Anne Pedersdotter [1908]
Hans Wiers-Jenssen
Vredens Drag [1943] (Day of Wrath)
Carl Theodor Dryer
A Room With a View [1908]
E M Forster
A Room With a View [1985]
James Ivory
Pelle Erobreren [1910]
Martin Andersen Nexø
Pelle Erobreren [1987]
Bille August
The Lair of the White Worm [1911]
Bram Stoker
The Lair of the White Worm [1988]
Ken Russell
Sons and Lovers [1913]
D H Lawrence
Sons and Lovers [1960]
Jack Cardiff
Teni Zabytyh Predkov [1913] (Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors)
Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky
Teni Zabytyh Predkov [1965]
Sergei Parajanov
The Thirty-Nine Steps [1915]
John Buchan
The 39 Steps [1935]
Alfred Hitchcock
'' The 39 Steps [1959]
Ralph Thomas
'' The 39 Steps [1978]
Don Sharp
'' The 39 Steps [2008]
James Hawes
The Magnificent Ambersons [1918]
Booth Tarkington
The Magnificent Ambersons [1942]
Orson Welles
Billy Budd, Foretopman [1924]
Herman Melville
Beau Travail [1999]
Claire Denis
The Age of Innocence [1920]
Edith Wharton
The Age of Innocence [1993]
Martin Scorsese
Women in Love [1920]
D H Lawrence
Women in Love [1969]
Ken Russell
Lûbov' Žanny Nej [1924] (The Love of Jeanne Ney)
Ilya Ehrenburg
Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney [1927]
G W Pabst
A Passage to India [1924]
E M Forster
A Passage to India [1984]
David Lean
Plumes [1925]
Laurence Stallings
The Big Parade [1925]
King Vidor
Metropolis [1925]
Thea von Harbou
Metropolis [1927]
Fritz Lang
Der Process [1925]
Franz Kafka
The Trial [1962]
Orson Welles
'' The Trial [1993]
David Jones
Traumnovelle [1926] (Rhapsody: A Dream Novel)
Arthur Schintzler
Eyes Wide Shut [1999]
Stanley Kubrick
Der Schatz der Sierra Madre [1927]
B Traven
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre [1948]
John Huston
Thérèse Desqueyroux [1927]
François Mauriac
Thérèse Desqueyroux [1962]
Georges Franju
Amerika [1927]
Franz Kafka
Klassenverhältnisse [1984]
Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Staub
Belle de Jour [1928]
Joseph Kessel
Belle de Jour [1967]
Luis Buñuel
Im Westen Nichts Neues [1928]
Erich Maria Remarque
All Quiet on the Western Front [1930]
Lewis Milestone
'' All Quiet on the Western Front [1979]
Delbert Mann
Cimarron [1929]
Edna Ferber
Cimarron [1931]
Wesley Ruggles
Menschen im Hotel [1929]
Vicki Baum
Grand Hotel [1932]
Edmund Goulding
Scarface [1929]
Armitage Trail
Scarface [1932]
Howard Hawks
'' Scarface [1983]
Brian De Palma
Dodsworth [1929]
Sinclair Lewis
Dodsworth [1936]
William Wyler
The Maltese Falcon [1929]
Dashiell Hammett
The Maltese Falcon [1941]
John Huston
Les Enfants Terribles [1929]
Jean Cocteau
Les Enfants Terribles [1950]
Jean-Pierre Melville
Pather Panchali [1929]
Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay
Pather Panchali [1955]
Satyajit Ray
Pépé le Moko [1931]
Henri La Barthe* [pseudonym: Détective Ashelbé]
Pépé le Moko [1937]
Julien Duvivier
Kleiner Mann - Was Nun? [1932]
Hans Fallada
Kleiner Mann - Was Nun? [1933]
Fritz Wendhausen
'' Little Man, What Now? [1934]
Frank Borzage
Mutiny on the Bounty [1928]
Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall
Mutiny on the Bounty [1935]
Frank Lloyd
Aparajito [1932]
Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay
Aparajito [1956]
Satyajit Ray
'' Apur Sansar [1959] (The World of Apu)
Satyajit Ray
The Postman Always Rings Twice [1934]
James M Cain
Le Dernier Tournant [1939] (The Last Turning)
Pierre Chenal
'' Ossessione [1943]
Luchino Visconti
'' The Postman Always Rings Twice [1946]
Tay Garnett
'' The Postman Always Rings Twice [1981]
Bob Rafelson
'' Szenvedély [1998] (Passion)
György Fehér
The African Queen [1935]
C S Forester
The African Queen [1951]
John Huston
Paths of Glory [1935]
Humphrey Cobb
Paths of Glory [1957]
Stanley Kubrick
Gone With the Wind [1936]
Margaret Mitchell
Gone With the Wind [1939]
Victor Fleming
The Wheel Spins [1936]
Ethel Lina White
The Lady Vanishes [1938]
Alfred Hitchcock
'' The Lady Vanishes [1979]
Anthony Page
Journal d'un Curé de Campagne [1936] (The Diary of a Country Priest)
Georges Bernanos
Journal d'un Curé de Campagne [1951]
Robert Bresson
Of Mice and Men [1937]
John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men [1939]
Lewis Milestone
'' Of Mice and Men [1992]
Gary Sinise
Thieves Like Us [1937]
Edward Anderson
They Live by Night [1948]
Nicholas Ray
'' Thieves Like Us [1974]
Robert Altman
Nouvelle Histoire de Mouchette [1937]
Georges Bernanos
Mouchette [1967]
Robert Bresson
Moj Drug Ivan Lapsin [1937] (My Friend Ivan Lapshin)
Yuri German
Moj Drug Ivan Lapsin [1985]
Aleksei German
Rebecca [1938]
Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca [1940]
Alfred Hitchcock
Who Goes There? [1938]
John W Campbell, Jr. [pseudonym: Don A Stuart]
The Thing From Another World [1951]
Christian Nyby
'' Horror Express [1972]
Eugenio Martin
'' The Thing [1982]
John Carpenter
'' The Thing [2011]
Matthis van Heijningen, Jr.
Age of Consent [1938]
Norman Lindsay
Age of Consent [1969]
Michael Powell
The Grapes of Wrath [1939]
John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath [1940]
John Ford
How Green Was My Valley [1939]
Richard Llewellyn
How Green Was My Valley [1941]
John Ford
Black Narcissus [1939]
Rumer Godden
Black Narcissus [1947]
Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger
Ungeduld des Herzens [1939]
Stefan Zweig
Beware of Pity [1946]
Maurice Elvey
Johnny Got His Gun [1939]
Dalton Trumbo*
Johnny Got His Gun [1971]
Dalton Trumbo
The Day of the Locust [1939]
Nathanael West
The Day of the Locust [1975]
John Schlesinger
Mrs. Miniver [1939]
Jan Struther
Mrs. Miniver [1942]
William Wyler
Coup de Grâce [1939]
Marguerite Yourcenar
Coup de Grâce [1976]
Volker Schlöndorff
The Ox-Bow Incident [1940]
Walter Van Tilberg Clark
The Ox-Bow Incident [1943]
William A Wellman
Wo Hu Cang Long [1940]
Wang Dulu
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [2000]
Ang lee
In This Our Life [1941]
Ellen Glasgow
In This Our Life [1942]
John Huston
Mildred Pierce [1941]
James M Cain
Mildred Pierce [1945]
Michael Curtiz
Reflections in a Golden Eye [1941]
Carson McCullers
Reflections in a Golden Eye [1967]
John Huston
Conversazione in Sicilia [1941]
Elio Vittorini
Sicilia! [1999]
Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Staub
Bodies Are Where You Find Them [1941]
Davis Dresser [pseudonym: Brett Halliday]
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang [2005]
Shane Black
Double Indemnity [1943]
James M Cain
Double Indemnity [1944]
Billy Wilder
Laura [1943]
Vera Caspary
Laura [1944]
Otto Preminger
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [1943]
Betty Smith
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [1945]
Elia Kazan
Brighton Rock [1943]
Graham Greene*
Brighton Rock [1947]
John Boulting
The Small Back Room [1943]
Nigel Balchin
The Small Back Room [1949]
Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger
L'Armeé des Ombres [1943] (The Army of Shadows)
Joseph Kessel
L'Armeé des Ombres [1969]
Jean-Pierre Melville
The Lost Weekend [1944]
Charles R Jackson
The Lost Weekend [1945]
Billy Wilder
The Razor's Edge [1944]
W Somerset Maugham
The Razor's Edge [1946]
Edmund Goulding
'' The Razor's Edge [1984]
John Byrum
Gigi [1944]
Colette
Gigi [1958]
Vincente Minnelli
Glory for Me [1945]
MacKinlay Kantor
The Best Years of Our Lives [1946]
William Wyler
Written on the Wind [1945]
Robert Wilder
Written on the Wind [1956]
Douglas Sirk
Dark Passage [1946]
David Goodis
Dark Passage [1947]
Delmer Daves
All the King's Men [1946]
Robert Penn Warren
All the King's Men [1949]
Robert Rossen
Vios ke Politia Tou Alexi Zorba [1946] (Zorba the Greek)
Nikos Kazantzakis
Zorba the Greek [1964]
Michael Cacoyannis
Śmierć Miasta [1946] (Death of a City)
Wladyslaw Spzilman, Jerzy Waldorff
The Pianist [2002]
Roman Polanski
Gentleman's Agreement [1947]
Laura Z Hobson
Gentleman's Agreement [1947]
Elia Kazan
Under the Volcano [1947]
Malcolm Lowry
Under the Volcano [1984]
John Huston
The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy [1948]
Evelyn Waugh
The Loved One [1965]
Tony Richardson
Father of the Bride [1949]
Edward Streeter
Father of the Bride [1950]
Vincente Minnelli
'' Father of the Bride [1991]
Charles Shyer
The Asphalt Jungle [1949]
W R Burnett
The Asphalt Jungle [1951]
Michael Anderson
The Man With the Golden Arm [1949]
Nelson Algren
The Man With the Golden Arm [1955]
Otto Preminger
Nineteen Eighty-Four [1949]
George Orwell
1984 [1956]
Michael Anderson
'' Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984]
Michael Radford
Chichi to Musume (Father and Daughter)
Kazuo Hirotsu
Late Spring [1949]
Yasujiro Ozu
Moulin Rouge [1950]
Pierre La Mure
Moulin Rouge [1952]
John Huston
The Cardinal [1950]
Henry Morton Robinson
The Cardinal [1963]
Otto Preminger
Jack's Return Home [1950]
Ted Lewis
Get Carter [1971]
Mike Hodges
La Colmena [1950] (The Hive)
Camilo José Cela
La Colmena [1982]
Mario Camus
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [1950]
C S Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [2005]
Andrew Adamson
From Here to Eternity [1951]
James Jones
From Here to Eternity [1953]
Fred Zinnemann
Beat the Devil [1951]
Claud Cockburn*
Beat the Devil [1953]
John Huston
Madame de... [1951]
Louis Lévêque de Vilmorin
Madame de... [1953] (The Earrings of Madame de...)
Max Ophüls
The Caine Mutiny [1951]
Herman Wouk
The Caine Mutiny [1954]
Edward Dmytryk
Ukigumo [1951] (Floating Clouds)
Fumiko Hayashi
Ukigumo [1955]
Mikio Naruse
Stella [1951]
Jan de Hartog
The Key [1958]
Carol Reed
Nobi [1951]
Ooka Shohei
Nobi [1958] (Fires on the Plain)
Kon Ichikawa
Spartacus [1951]
Howard Fast
Spartacus [1960]
Stanley Kubrick
The Day of the Triffids [1951]
John Wyndham
The Day of the Triffids [1970]
Steve Sekely
Il Conformista (The Conformist) [1951]
Alberto Moravia
Il Conformista [1970]
Bernardo Bertolucci
Wake in Fright [1951]
Kenneth Cook
Wake in Fright [1971]
Ted Kotcheff
Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia [1951]
C S Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian [2008]
Andrew Adamson
Celle Qui N'Était Plus [1952] (The Woman Who Was No More)
Pierre Boileau, Pierre Ayraud [collective pseudonym: Boileu-Narcejac]
Les Diaboliques [1955]
Henri-Georges Clouzot
The Tiger in the Smoke [1952]
Margery Allingham
Tiger in the Smoke [1956]
Roy Ward Baker
Le Pont de la Rivière Kwai [1952]
Pierre Boulle
The Bridge on the River Kwai [1957]
David Lean
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison [1952]
Charles Shaw
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison [1957]
John Huston
Charlotte's Web [1952]
E B White
Charlotte's Web [1973]
Charles A Nichols, Iwao Takamoto
'' Charlotte's Web [2006]
Gary Winick
Wise Blood [1952]
Flannery O'Connor
Wise Blood [1979]
John Huston
The Hoods [1952]
Harry Grey
Once Upon a Time in America [1984]
Sergio Leone
The Natural [1952]
Bernard Malamud
The Natural [1984]
Barry Levinson
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader [1952]
C S Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader [2010]
Michael Apted
Johnny Guitar [1953]
Roy Chanslor
Johnny Guitar [1954]
Nicholas Ray
The Night of the Hunter [1953]
Davis Grubb
The Night of the Hunter [1955]
Charles Laughton
A Kiss Before Dying [1953]
Ira Levin
A Kiss Before Dying [1956]
Gerd Oswald
'' A Kiss Before Dying [1991]
James Dearden
Jules et Jim [1953]
Henri-Pierre Roché
Jules et Jim [1962]
François Truffaut
The Snatchers [1953]
Lionel White
The Night of the Following Day [1969]
Hubert Cornfield
White Hunter Black Heart [1953]
Peter Viertel
White Hunter Black Heart [1990]
Clint Eastwood
Du Rififi Chez les Hommes [1954]
August Le Breton
Du Rififi Chez les Hommes [1955]
Jules Dassin
The Searchers [1954]
Alan Le May
The Searchers [1956]
John Ford
The Body Snatchers [1954]
Jack Finney
Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1956]
Don Siegel
'' Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1978]
Philip Kaufman
D'Entre les Morts [1954] (The Living and the Dead)
Pierre Boileau, Pierre Ayraud [collective pseudonym: Boileu-Narcejac]
Vertigo [1958]
Alfred Hitchcock
Il Disprezzo [1954] (A Ghost at Noon)
Alberto Moravia
Contempt [1963]
Jean-Luc Godard
Lord of the Flies [1954]
William Golding
Lord of the Flies [1964]
Peter Brook
'' Alkitrang Dugo [1975]
Lupita A Concio
'' Lord of the Flies [1990]
Harry Hook
I Am Legend [1954]
Richard Matheson
The Last Man on Earth [1964]
Ubaldo Ragona, Sidney Salkow
'' The Omega Man [1971]
Boris Sagal
'' I Am Legend [2007]
Francis Lawrence
The Group [1954]
Mary McCarthy
The Group [1966]
Sidney Lumet
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit [1955]
Sloan Wilson
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit [1956]
Nunnally Johnson
Clean Break [1955]
Lionel White
The Killing [1956]
Stanley Kubrick
The Quiet American [1955]
Graham Greene
The Quiet American [1958]
Joseph L Mankiewicz
'' The Quiet American [2002]
Philip Noyce
The Mouse That Roared [1955]
Leonard Wibberley
The Mouse That Roared [1959]
Jack Arnold
Lolita [1955]
Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita [1962]
Stanley Kubrick
'' Lolita [1997]
Adrian Lyne
Judith Hearne [1955]
Brian Moore
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne [1987]
Jack Clayton
Badge of Evil [1956]
Robert Allison Wade, H Bill Miller [collective pseudonym: Whit Masterson]
Touch of Evil [1958]
Orson Welles
Narayama Bushiko [1956] (The Ballad of Narayama)
Shichiro Fukazawa
Narayama Bushiko [1958]
Keisuke Kinoshita
'' Narayama Bushiko [1983]
Shohei Imamura
Les Racines du Ciel [1956]
Romain Gary
The Roots of Heaven [1958]
John Huston
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion [1956]
Yukio Mishima
Enjo [1958]
Kon Ichikawa
Down There [1956]
David Goodis
Tirez sur le Pianiste [1960] (Shoot the Piano Player)
François Truffaut
The Hundred and One Dalmations [1956]
Dodie Smith
One Hundred and One Dalmations [1961]
Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi
'' 101 Dalmations [1996]
Stephen Herek
Les Deux Anglaises et le Continent [1956]
Henri-Pierre Roché
Les Deux Anglaises et le Continent [1971]
François Truffaut
Kagio [1956] (The Key)
Junichiro Tanizaki
La Chiave [1983]
Tinto Brass
Ice Cold in Alex [1957]
Christopher Landon
Ice Cold in Alex [1958]
J Lee Thompson
Room at the Top [1957]
John Braine
Room at the Top [1959]
Jack Clayton
The Unforgiven [1957]
Alain Le May
The Unforgiven [1960]
John Huston
Dóktor Živágo [1957]
Boris Pasternak
Doctor Zhivago [1965]
David Lean
Bunny Lake Is Missing [1957]
Merriam Modell [pseudonym: Evelyn Piper]
Bunny Lake Is Missing [1965]
Otto Preminger
They're a Weird Mob [1957]
John O'Grady [pseudonym: Nino Culotta]
They're a Weird Mob [1966]
Michael Powell
Tumannost' Andromedy [1957] (Andromeda: A Space-Age Tale)
Ivan Efremov
The Andromeda Nebula [1967]
Yevgeni Sherstobitov
The Strange Case of Mr. Pelham [1957]
Anthony Armstrong
The Man Who Haunted Himself [1970]
Basil Dearden
The Kill-Off [1957]
Jim Thompson
The Kill-Off [1990]
Maggie Greenwald
Anatomy of a Murder [1958]
John D Voelker [pseudonym: Robert Traver]
Anatomy of a Murder [1959]
Otto Preminger
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning [1958]
Alan Sillitoe
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning [1960]
Karel Reisz
Exodus [1958]
Leon Uris
Exodus [1960]
Otto Preminger
The League of Gentlemen [1958]
John Boland
The League of Gentlemen [1960]
Basil Dearden
Breakfast at Tiffany's [1958]
Truman Capote
Breakfast at Tiffany's [1963]
Blake Edwards
Il Gattopardo [1958]
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
The Leopard [1963]
Luchino Visconti
Fool's Gold [1958]
Dolores Hitchens
Bande à Part [1964] (Band of Outsiders)
Jean-Luc Godard
Two Hours to Doom [1958] (Red Alert)
Peter George [pseudonym: Peter Bryant]
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb [1964]
Stanley Kubrick
Psycho [1959]
Robert Bloch
Psycho [1960]
Alfred Hitchcock
The Hustler [1959]
Walter Tevis
The Hustler [1961]
Robert Rossen
Advise and Consent [1959]
Allen Drury
Advise and Consent [1962]
Otto Preminger
The Manchurian Candidate [1959]
Richard Condon
The Manchurian Candidate [1962]
John Frankenheimer
Billard um Halb Zehn (Billiards at Half-Past Nine) [1959]
Heinrich Böll
Nicht Versöhnt [1965] (Not Reconciled)
Jean-Marie Staub
McCabe [1959]
Edmund Naughton
McCabe and Mrs. Miller [1971]
Robert Altman
Walkabout [1959] (The Children)
James Vance Marshall
Walkabout [1971]
Nicolas Roeg
Die Blechtrommel [1959] (The Tin Drum)
Günter Grass
Die Blechtrommel [1979]
Volker Schlöndorff
Mrs. Bridge [1959]
Evan S Connell
Mr. and Mrs. Bridge [1990]
James Ivory
Mr. Bridge [1969]
Evan S Connell
''
Naked Lunch [1959]
Willliam S Burroughs
Naked Lunch [1991]
David Cronenberg
Memento Mori [1959]
Muriel Spark
Memento Mori [1992]
Jack Clayton
To Kill a Mockingbird [1960]
Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird [1962]
Robert Mulligan
This Sporting Life [1960]
David Storey
This Sporting Life [1963]
Lindsay Anderson
The Pawnbroker [1961]
Edward Lewis Wallant
The Pawnbroker [1964]
Sidney Lumet
Il Giorno Della Civetta [1961] (The Day of the Owl)
Leonardo Sciascia
Il Giorno Della Civetta [1968]
Damiano Damiani
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie [1961]
Muriel Spark
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie [1969]
Ronald Neame
A Walk With Love and Death [1961]
Hans Koning
A Walk With Love and Death [1969]
John Huston
Solaris [1961]
Stanislaw Lem
Solaris [1972]
Andrei Tarkovsky
'' Solaris [2002]
Steven Soderbergh
Revolutionary Road [1961]
Richard Yates
Revolutionary Road [2008]
Sam Mendes
The Mouse on the Moon [1962]
Leonard Wibberley
The Mouse on the Moon [1963]
Richard Lester
The Pumpkin Eater [1962]
Penelope Mortimer
The Pumpkin Eater [1964]
Jack Clayton
Fail-Safe [1962]
Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler
Fail Safe [1964]
Sidney Lumet
'' Fail Safe [2000]
Stephen Frears
Suna no Onna [1962] (The Woman in the Dunes)
Kobo Abe
Suna no Onna [1964]
Hiroshi Teshigahara
A Clockwork Orange [1962]
Anthony Burgess
A Clockwork Orange [1971]
Stanley Kubrick
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest [1962]
Ken Kesey
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest [1974]
Miloš Forman
Something Wicked This Way Comes [1962]
Ray Bradbury
Something Wicked This Way Comes [1983]
Jack Clayton
How I Won the War [1963]
Patrick Ryan
How I Won the War [1967]
Richard Lester
Our Mother's House [1963]
Julian Gloag
Our Mother's House [1967]
Jack Clayton
Erogotoshi-tachi [1963] (The Pornographers)
Akiyuki Nosaka
Erogotoshitachi Yori Jinruigaku Nyumon [1966]
Shohei Imamura
The Graduate [1963]
Charles Webb
The Graduate [1967]
Mike Nichols
La Motocyclette [1963]
André Pieyre de Mandiargues
The Girl on the Motorcycle [1968] (La Motocyclette) (Naked Under Leather)
Jack Cardiff
La Planète des Singes [1963]
Pierre Boulle
Planet of the Apes [1968]
Franklin J Schaffner
'' Planet of the Apes [2001]
Tim Burton
The Seed and the Sower [1963]
Laurens Van der Post
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence [1983]
Nagisa Oshima
The Grifters [1963]
Jim Thompson
The Grifters [1990]
Stephen Frears
Where the Wild Things Are [1963]
Maurice Sendak
Where the Wild Things Are [2009]
Spike Jonze
To an Early Grave [1964]
Wallace Markfield
Bye Bye Braverman [1968]
Sidney Lumet
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [1964]
Roald Dahl
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory [1971]
Mel Stuart
'' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [2005]
Tim Burton
Le Locataire Chimérique [1964]
Roland Topor
The Tenant [1976] (Le Locataire)
Roman Polanski
Last Exit to Brooklyn [1964]
Hubert Selby, Jr.
Last Exit to Brooklyn [1989]
Uli Edel
Ostře Sledované Vlaky [1965] (Closely Watched Trains)
Bohumil Hrabal
Ostře Sledované Vlaky [1966]
Jiří Menzel
Cool Hand Luke [1965]
Donn Pearce
Cool Hand Luke [1967]
Stuart Rosenberg
In the Heat of the Night [1965]
John Ball
In the Heat of the Night [1967]
Norman Jewison
Midnight Cowboy [1965]
James Leo Herlihy
Midnight Cowboy [1968]
John Schlesinger
The Dark of the Sun [1965]
Wilbur Smith
The Mercenaries [1968] (Dark of the Sun)
Jack Cardiff
Memorias del Subdesarrollo [1965] (Memories of Underdevelopment)
Edmundo Desnoes
Memorias del Subdesarrollo [1968]
Tomás Gutiéérrez Alea
Mountain Man [1965]
Vardis Fisher
Jeremiah Johnson [1972]
Sydney Pollack
Dune [1965]
Frank Herbert
Dune [1984]
David Lynch
A Ciascuno il Suo [1966] (To Each His Own)
Leonardo Sciascia
A Ciascuno il Suo [1967] (We Still Kill the Old Way)
Elio Petri
Me and the Arch Kook Petulia [1966]
John Haase
Petulia [1968]
Richard Lester
The Krelim Letter [1966]
Noel Behn
The Kremlin Letter [1970]
John Huston
Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag [1966] (In the Claws of Brightness)
Edgardo M Reyes
Maynila, sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag [1975] (Manila, in the Claws of Light)
Lino Brocka
Poor Cow [1967]
Neil Dunn
Poor Cow [1967]
Ken Loach
Rosemary's Baby [1967]
Ira Levin
Rosemary's Baby [1968]
Roman Polanski
Les Cavaliers [1967]
Joseph Kessel
The Horsemen [1971]
John Frankenheimer
The Valdez Horses [1967]
Lee Hoffman
Chino [1973] (Valdez, il Mezzosangue)
John Sturges
Picnic at Hanging Rock [1967]
Joan Lindsay
Picnic at Hanging Rock [1975]
Peter Weir
The Outsiders [1967]
S E Hinton
The Outsiders [1983]
Francis Ford Coppola
Only When I Larf [1968]
Len Deighton
Only When I Larf [1968]
Basil Dearden
A Kestrel for a Knave [1968]
Barry Hines
Kes [1969]
Ken Loach
True Grit [1968]
Charles Portis
True Grit [1969]
Henry Hathaway
'' True Grit [2010]
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors [1968]
H Richard Hornberger, W C Heinz [collective pseudonum: Richard Hooker]
MASH [1970]
Robert Altman
Airport [1968]
Arthur Hailey
Airport [1970]
George Seaton
Myra Breckinridge [1968]
Gore Vidal
Myra Breckinridge [1970]
Michael Sarne
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? [1968]
Philip K Dick
Blade Runner [1982]
Ridley Scott
L'Oeuvre au Noir [1968] (The Abyss)
Marguerite Yourcenar
L'Oeuvre au Noir [1988]
André Delvaux
Fat City [1969]
Leonard Gardner
Fat City [1972]
John Huston
The Godfather [1969]
Mario Puzo*
The Godfather [1972]
Francis Ford Coppola
'' The Godfather Part II [1974]
Francis Ford Coppola
The French Lieutenant's Woman [1969]
John Fowles
The French Lieutenant's Woman [1981]
Karel Reisz
Master and Commander [1969]
Patrick O'Brien
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World [2003]
Peter Weir
The Anderson Tapes [1970]
Lawrence Sanders
The Anderson Tapes [1971]
Sidney Lumet
Deliverance [1970]
James Dickey*
Deliverance [1972]
John Boorman
Royal Flash [1970]
George MacDonald Fraser
Royal Flash [1975]
Richard Lester
The Other [1971]
Thomas Tyron*
The Other [1972]
Robert Mulligan
The Exorcist [1971]
William Peter Blatty*
The Exorcist [1973]
William Friedkin
The Freedom Trap [1971]
Desmond Bagley
The Mackintosh Man [1973]
John Huston
Oh, God! [1971]
Avery Corman
Oh, God! [1977]
Carl Reiner
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH [1971]
Robert C O'Brien
The Secret of NIMH [1983]
Don Bluth
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream [1971]
Hunter S Thompson
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas [1998]
Terry Gilliam
Death Wish [1972]
Brian Garfield
Death Wish [1974]
Michael Winner
The Stepford Wives [1972]
Ira Levin
The Stepford Wives [1975]
Bryan Forbes
'' The Stepford Wives [2004]
Frank Oz
Stay Hungry [1972]
Charles Gaines*
Stay Hungry [1976]
Bob Rafelson
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith [1972]
Thomas Keneally
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith [1978]
Fred Schepisi
First Blood [1972]
David Morrell
First Blood [1982]
Ted Kotcheff
Burnt Offerings [1973]
Robert Marasco
Burnt Offerings [1976]
Dan Curtis
The Princess Bride [1973]
William Goldman*
The Princess Bride [1987]
Rob Reiner
Das Boot [1973]
Lothar-Günther Buchheim
Das Boot [1981]
Wolfgang Peterson
Crash [1973]
J G Ballard
Crash [1996]
David Cronenberg
Jaws [1974]
Peter Benchley
Jaws [1975]
Steven Spielberg
Marathon Man [1974]
William Goldman*
Marathon Man [1976]
John Schlesinger
Dog Soldiers [1974]
Robert Stone*
Who'll Stop the Rain [1978]
Karel Reisz
The Next-to-Last Train Ride [1974]
Charles Dennis
Finders Keepers [1984]
Richard Lester
The Chocolate War [1974]
Robert Cormier
The Chocolate War [1988]
Keith Gordon
Julia [1975]
Peter Straub
Full Circle [1977] (The Haunting of Julia)
Richard Loncraine
Just Tell Me What You Want [1975]
Jay Presson Allen
Just Tell Me What You Want [1980]
Sidney Lumet
Rumble Fish [1975]
S E Hinton
Rumble Fish [1983]
Francis Ford Coppola
Carlito's Way [1975]
Edwin Torres
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power [2005]
Michael Bregman
The Boys From Brazil [1976]
Ira Levin
The Boys From Brazil [1978]
Franklin J Schaffner
The Great Santini [1976]
Pat Conroy
The Great Santini [1979]
Lewis John Carlino
Ordinary People [1976]
Judith Guest
Ordinary People [1980]
Robert Redford
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues [1976]
Tom Robbins
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues [1993]
Gus Van Sant
El Beso de Mujer Araña [1976]
Manuel Puig
The Kiss of the Spider Woman [1994]
Héctor Babenco
Interview With the Vampire [1976]
Anne Rice
Interview With the Vampire [1994]
Neil Jordan
Tinereţe Fără Tinereţe [1976]
Mircea Eliade
Youth Without Youth [2007]
Francis Ford Coppola
A River Runs Through It and Other Stories [1976]
Norman Maclean
A River Runs Through It [1992]
Robert Redford
The Amityville Horror [1977]
Jay Anson
The Amityville Horror [1979]
Stuart Rosenberg
Kramer Vs. Kramer [1977]
Avery Corman
Kramer Vs. Kramer [1979]
Robert Benton
Twins [1977]
Bari Wood and Jack Geasland
Dead Ringers [1988]
David Cronenberg
Q and A [1977]
Edwin Torres
Q and A [1990]
Sidney Lumet
Altered States [1978]
Paddy Chayefsky*
Altered States [1980]
Ken Russell
The Wolfen [1978]
Whitley Streiber
Wolfen [1980]
Michael Wadleigh
The Year of Living Dangerously [1978]
C J Koch
The Year of Living Dangerously [1982]
Peter Weir
9 1/2 Weeks [1978]
Ingeborg Day [pseodnym: Elizabeth McNeill]
9 1/2 Weeks [1986]
Adrian Lyne
Requiem for a Dream [1978]
Hubert Selby, Jr.
Requiem for a Dream [2000]
Darren Aronofsky
Ghost Story [1979]
Peter Straub
Ghost Story [1981]
John Irvin
Fanny Owen [1979]
Agustina Bessa-Luís
Francisca [1981]
Manoel de Oliveira
Sophie's Choice [1979]
William Styron
Sophie's Choice [1982]
Alan J Pakula
The Executioner's Song [1979]
Norman Mailer*
The Executioner's Song [1982]
Lawrence Schiller
The Pope of Greenwich Village [1979]
Vincent Patrick
The Pope of Greenwich Village [1984]
Stuart Rosenberg
Die Uendliche Geschichte [1979] (The Neverending Story)
Michael Ende
Die unendliche Geschichte [1984]
Wolfgang Petersen
The Short-Timers [1979]
Gustva Hasford
Full Metal Jacket [1987]
Stanley Kubrick
Nothing Lasts Forever [1979]
Roderick Thorp
Die Hard [1988]
John McTiernan
After Hours [1979]
Edwin Torres
Carlito's Way [1993]
Brian De Palma
Legends of the Fall [1979]
Jim Harrison
Legends of the Fall [1994]
Edward Zwick
The Verdict [1980]
Barry Reed
The Verdict [1982]
Sidney Lumet
Il Nome Della Rosa [1980]
Umberto Eco
The Name of the Rose [1986]
Jean-Jacques Annaud
The Brave Little Toaster: A Bedtime Story for Small Appliances [1980]
Thomas M Disch
The Brave Little Toaster [1987]
Jerry Rees
The Hunger [1981]
Whitley Streiber
The Hunger [1983]
Tony Scott
De Vierde Man [1981]
Gerard Reve
De Vierde Man [1983] (The Fourth Man)
Paul Verhoeven
The Quiet Earth [1981]
Craig Harrison
The Quiet Earth [1985]
Geoff Murphy
Red Dragon [1981]
Thomas Harris
Manhunter [1986]
Michael Mann
'' Red Dragon [2002]
Brett Ratner
Who Censored Roger Rabbit? [1981]
Gary K Wolf
Who Framed Roger Rabbit [1988]
Robert Zemeckis
The War of the Roses [1981]
Warren Adler
The War of the Roses [1989]
Danny DeVito
Household Saints [1981]
Francine Prose
Household Saints [1993]
Nancy Savoca
Prizzi's Honor [1982]
Richard Condon*
Prizzi's Honor [1985]
John Huston
The Color Purple [1982]
Alice Walker
The Color Purple [1985]
Steven Spielberg
De Aanslag [1982] (The Assault)
Harry Mulisch
De Aanslag [1986]
Fons Rademakers
Shoeless Joe [1982]
W P Kinsella
Field of Dreams [1989]
Phil Alden Robinson
Burton and Speke [1982]
William Harrison*
Mountains of the Moon [1992]
Bob Rafelson
Schindler's Ark [1982]
Thomas Keneally
Schindler's List [1993]
Steven Spielberg
Legion [1983]
William Peter Blatty*
The Exorcist III [1989]
William Peter Blatty
The Sheep-Pig [1983]
Dick King-Smith
Babe [1995]
Chris Noonan
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford [1983]
Ron Hansen
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford [2007]
Andrew Dominik
The Color of Money [1984]
Walter Tevis
The Color of Money [1986]
Martin Scorsese
Empire of the Sun [1984]
J G Ballard
Empire of the Sun [1987]
Steven Spielberg
Het Gouden Ei [1984] (The Golden Egg)
Tim Krabbé
Spoorloo [1988]
George Sluizer
Nesnesitelná Lehkost Bytí [1984]
Milan Kundera
The Unbearable Lightness of Being [1988]
Philip Kaufman
The Accidental Tourist [1985]
Anne Tyler
The Accidental Tourist [1988]
Lawrence Kasdan
Family Business [1985]
Vincent Patrick
Family Business [1989]
Sidney Lumet
Ardiente Paciencia [1985]
Antonio Skármeta
Il Postino [1994] (The Postman)
Michael Radford; Massimo Troisi
Sátántangó [1985]
László Krasznahorkai
Sátántangó [1994]
Béla Tarr
The Hellbound Heart [1986]
Clive Barker*
Hellraiser [1987]
Clive Barker
36 Fillette [1986]
Catherine Breillat*
36 Fillette [1987]
Catherine Breillat
Hong Gaoliang [1986] (Red Sorghum)
Mo Yan
Hong Gaoliang [1987]
Zhang Yimou
The Prince of Tides [1986]
Pat Conroy
The Prince of Tides [1991]
Barbara Streisand
Forrest Gump [1986]
Robert Groom
Forrest Gump [1994]
Robert Zemeckis
Postcards From the Edge [1987]
Carrie Fisher*
Postcards From the Edge [1990]
Mike Nichols
Fuxi Fuxi [1987]
Liu Heng
Ju Dou [1990]
Zhang Yimou
The Commitments [1987]
Roddy Doyle*
The Commitments [1991]
Alan Parker
Madame Doubtfire [1987]
Anne Fine
Mrs. Doubtfire [1993]
Chris Columbus
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe [1987]
Fannie Flagg
Fried Green Tomatoes [1991]
Jon Avnet
Dances With Wolves [1988]
Michael Blake*
Dances With Wolves [1990]
Kevin Costner
The Silence of the Lambs [1988]
Thomas Harris
The Silence of the Lambs [1991]
Jonathan Demme
The Player [1988]
Michael Tolkin*
The Player [1992]
Robert Altman
Kari-Shakuho [1988] (On Parole)
Akira Yoshimura
Unagi [1997] (The Eel)
Shohei Imamura
The Remains of the Day [1989]
Kazuo Ishiguro
The Remains of the Day [1993]
James Ivory
The Joy Luck Club [1989]
Amy Tan
The Joy Luck Club [1993]
Wayne Wang
Stardust [1989]
Neil Gaiman
Stardust [2007]
Matthew Vaughn
Qique Chengquin [1990] (Wives and Concubines)
Su Tong
Da Hong Denglong Gaogao Gua [1991] (Raise the Red Lantern)
Zhang Yimou
Once Were Warriors [1990]
Alan Duff
Once Were Warriors [1994]
Lee Tamohori
Circle of Friends [1990]
Maeve Bincy
Circle of Friends [1995]
Pat O'Connor
Shrek! [1990]
William Steig
Shrek [2001]
Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Spider [1990]
Patrtick McGrath
Spider [2002]
David Cronenberg
FernGully [1991]
Diana Young
FernGully: The Last Rainforest [1992]
Billy Kroyer
Silver [1991]
Ira Levin
Silver [19953]
Philip Noyce
Ringu [1991]
Suzuki Koji
Ringu: Kanzenban [1995]
Chisui Takigawa
'' Ringu [1998]
Hideo Nakata
'' Ring [1999] (The Ring Virus)
Kim Dong-Bin
'' The Ring [2002]
Gore Verbinski
The Sweet Hereafter [1991]
Russell Banks
The Sweet Hereafter [1997]
Atom Egoyan
American Psycho [1991]
Bret Easton Ellis
American Psycho [2000]
Mary Harron
To Die For [1992]
Joyce Maynard
To Die For [1995]
Gus Van Sant
The English Patient [1992]
Michael Ondaatje
The English Patient [1996]
Anthony Minghella
Children of Men [1992]
P D James
Children of Men [2006]
Alfonso Cuarón
Trainspotting [1993]
Irvine Welsh
Trainspotting [1996]
Danny Boyle
American Hero [1993]
Larry Beinhart
Wag the Dog [1997]
Barry Levinson
The Virgin Suicides [1993]
Jeffrey Eugenides
The Virgin Suicides [1999]
Sofia Coppola
The Ice Storm [1994]
Rick Moody
The Ice Storm [1997]
Ang Lee
Der Vorleser [1995]
Bernhard Schlink
The Reader [2008]
Stephen Daldry
Fight Club [1996]
Chuck Palahniuk
Fight Club [1999]
David Fincher
Bridget Jones's Diary [1996]
Helen Fielding
Bridget Jones's Diary [2001]
Sharon Maguire
The Notebook [1996]
Nicholas Sparks
The Notebook [2004]
Nick Cassavetes
Push [1996]
Sapphire
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire [2009]
Lee Daniels
Audition [1997]
Ryu Murakami
Audition [1999]
Takashi Miike
Cold Mountain [1997]
Charles Frazier
Cold Mountain [2003]
Anthony Minghella
The History of Violence [1997]
John Wagner and Vince Locke
The History of Violence [2005]
David Cronenberg
Memoirs of a Geisha [1997]
Arthur Golden
Memoirs of a Geisha [2005]
Rob Marshall
Election [1998]
Tom Perrotta
Election [1999]
Alexander Payne
The Hours [1998]
Michael Cunningham
The Hours [2002]
Stephen Daldry
The Last King of Scotland [1998]
Giles Foden
The Last King of Scotland [2006]
Kevin Macdonald
Gone, Baby, Gone [1998]
Dennis Lehane
Gone, Baby, Gone [2007]
Ben Affleck
Hannibal [1999]
Thomas Harris
Hannibal [2001]
Ridley Scott
Girl With a Pearl Earring [1999]
Tracy Chevalier
Girl With a Pearl Earring [2003]
Peter Webber
Thumbsucker [1999]
Walter Kirn
Thumbsucker [2005]
Mike Mills
The Perks of Being a Wallflower [1999]
Stephen Chobsky*
The Perks of Being a Wallflower [2012]
Stephen Chobsky
Under the Skin [2000]
Michael Faber
Under the Skin [2013]
Jonathan Glazer
Rope Burns: Stories From the Corner [2000]
F X Toole
Million Dollar Baby [2004]
Clint Eastwood
Pornocratie [2001]
Catherine Breillat*
Anatomie de l'Enfre [2004]
Catherine Breillat
Atonement [2001]
Ian McEwan
Atonement [2007]
Joe Wright
The Other Boleyn Girl [2001]
Philippa Gregory
The Other Boleyn Girl [2003]
Philippa Lowthorpe
'' The Other Boleyn Girl [2008]
Justin Chadwick
Up in the Air [2001]
Walter Kirn
Up in the Air [2009]
Jason Reitman
Mystic River [2002]
Dennis Lehane
Mystic River [2003]
Clint Eastwood
The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge [2002]
Michael Punke
The Revenant [2015]
Alejandro G Iñárritu
The Devil Wears Prada [2003]
Lauren Weisberger
The Devil Wears Prada [2006]
David Frankel
The Kite Runner [2003]
Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner [2007]
Marc Forster
Shutter Island [2003]
Dennis Lehane
Shutter Island [2010]
Martin Scorsese
Sideways [2004]
Rex Pickett
Sideways [2004]
Alexander Payne
Låt den Rätte Komma In (Let the Right One In) [2004]
John Ajvide Lindqvist
Låt den Rätte Komma In [2008]
Tomas Alfredson
No Country for Old Men [2005]
Cormac McCarthy
No Country for Old Men [2007]
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Q and A [2005]
Vikas Swarup
Slumdog Millionaire [2008]
Danny Boyle
Män som Hatar Kvinnor [2005]
Stieg Larsson
Män som Hatar Kvinnor [2009]
Niels Arden Oplev
'' The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo [2011]
David Fincher
Drive [2005]
James Sallis
Drive [2011]
Nicolas Winding Refn
Hannibal Rising [2006]
Thomas Harris
Hannibal Rising [2007]
Peter Webber
Flickan som Lekte med Elden [2006] (The Girl Who Played With Fire)
Stieg Larsson
Flickan som Lekte med Elden [2009]
Daniel Alfredson
The Road [2006]
Cormac McCarthy
The Road [2009]
John Hilcoat
Water for Elephants [2006]
Sara Gruen
Water for Elephants [2011]
Francis Lawrence
Luftslottet som Sprängdes [2007] (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest)
Stieg Larsson
Luftslottet som Sprängdes [2009]
Daniel Alfredson
Feuchtgebiete [2008] (Wetlands)
Charlotte Roche
Feuchtgebiete [2013]
David Wnendt
Le Bleu Est une Couleur Chaude [2008] (Blue Is the Warmest Coilor)
Julie Maroh
La Vie d'Adèle [2013]
Abdellatif Kechiche
The Silver Linings Playbook [2012]
Matthew Quick
Silver Linings Playbook [2012]
David O Russell
Gone Girl [2012]
Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl [2014]
David Fincher
Abus de Faiblesse [2013]
Catherine Breillat*
Abus de Faiblesse [2014]
Catherine Breillat

Story Film
'The Fall of the House of Usher' [1839]
Edgar Allan Poe
House of Usher [1960]
Roger Corman
'The Pit and the Pendulum' [1843]
Edgar Allan Poe
The Pit and the Pendulum [1961]
Roger Corman
'The Premature Burial' [1844]
Edgar Allan Poe
The Premature Burial [1962]
Roger Corman
'Ligeia' [1845]
Edgar Allan Poe
The Tomb of Ligeia [1965]
Roger Corman
'The Man Who Would Be King' [1888]
Rudyard Kipling
The Man Who Would Be King [1975]
John Huston
'The Monkey's Paw' [1902]
W W Jacobs
Deathdream [1974] (Dead of Night)
Bob Clark
'The Dead' [1902]
James Joyce
The Dead [1987]
John Huston
'Rashoman' [1915]
Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Rashoman [1950]
Akira Kurosawa
'In a Grove' [1922]
Ryunosuke Akutagawa
''
'Die Reise Nach Tilsit' [1917] (The Excursion to Tilset)
Hermann Sudermann
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans [1927]
F W Murnau
'' Die Reise Nach Tilsit [1939]
Veit Harlan
'Herbert West—Reanimator' [1922]
H P Lovecraft
Re-Animator [1985]
Stuart Gordon
'The Most Dangerous Game' [1924]
Richard Connell
The Most Dangerous Game [1932]
Irving Pichel, Ernest B Schoedsack
'' A Game of Death [1945]
Robert Wise
'' Run for the Sun [1956]
Ray Boulting
'' Bloodlust! [1961]
Ralph Brooke
'' Hard Target [1993]
John Woo
'' Surviving the Game [1994]
Ernest R Dickerson
'The House in Turk Street' [1924]
Dashiell Hammett
No Good Deed [2002]
Bob Rafelson
'Night Bus' [1933]
Samuel Hopkins Adams
It Happened One Night [1934]
Frank Capra
'Opera Hat' [1936]
Clarence Buddington Kelland
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town [1936]
Frank Capra
'Bringing Up Baby' [1937]
Hagar Wilde*
Bringing Up Baby [1938]
Howard Hawks
'Stage to Lordsburg' [1937]
Ernest Haycox
Stagecoach [1939]
John Ford
'The Sobbin' Women' [1937]
Stephen Vincent Benét
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers [1954]
Stanley Donen
'Gun Crazy' [1937]
MacKinley Kantor
Gun Crazy [1950]
Joseph H Lewis
'Aloha Means Goodbye' [1941]
Robert Carson
Across the Pacific [1942]
John Huston, Vincent Sherman
'The Greatest Gift' [1944]
Philip Van Doren Stern
It's a Wonderful Life [1946]
Frank Capra
'' It Happened One Christmas [1977]
Donald Wrye
'The Wisdom of Eve' [1946]
Mary Orr
All About Eve [1950]
Joseph L Mankiewicz
''The Tin Star' [1947]
John W Cunningham
High Noon [1950]
Fred Zinnemann
'The Birds' [1952]
Daphne du Maurier
The Birds [1963]
Alfred Hitchcock
'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance' [1953]
Dorothy M Johnson
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance [1962]
John Ford
'The Minority Report' [1956]
Philip K Dick
Minority Report [2002]
Steven Spielberg
'The Fly' [1957]
George Langelaan
The Fly [1958]
Kurt Neumann
'' The Fly [1986]
David Cronenberg
'The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner' [1959]
Alan Sillitoe*
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner [1962]
Tony Richardson
'The Swimmer' [1964]
John Cheever
The Swimmer [1968]
Frank Perry
'Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been' [1966]
Joyce Carol Oates
Smooth Talk [1985]
Joyce Chopra
'We Can Remember It for You Wholesale' [1966]
Philip K Dick
Total Recall [1990]
Paul Verhoeven
'' Total Recall [2012]
Len Wiseman
'Don't Look Now' [1971]
Daphne Du Maurier
Don't Look Now [1973]
Nicolas Roeg
'Brokeback Mountain' [1999]
Annie Proulx
Brokeback Mountain [2005]
Ang Lee


special Raymond Chandler section
Novel Film
The Big Sleep [1939]
Raymond Chandler
The Big Sleep [1946]
Howard Hawks
'' The Big Sleep [1978]
Michael Winner
Farewell, My Lovely [1940]
Raymond Chandler
Murder, My Sweet [1944]
Edward Dmytryk
'' Farewell, My Lovely [1975]
Dick Richards
The High Window [1942]
Raymond Chandler
Time to Kill [1942]
Herbert I Leeds
'' The Brasher Doubloon [1942]
John Brahm
The Lady in the Lake [1943]
Raymond Chandler
The Lady in the Lake [1947]
Robert Montgomery
The Little Sister [1949]
Raymond Chandler
Marlowe [1969]
Paul Bogart
The Long Goodbye [1953]
Raymond Chandler
The Long Goodbye [1973]
Robert Altman

special Tom Clancy section
Novel Film
The Hunt for Red October [1984]
Tom Clancy
The Hunt for Red October [1990]
John McTiernan
Patriot Games [1987]
Tom Clancy
Patriot Games [1992]
Philip Noyce
Clear and Present Danger [1989]
Tom Clancy
Clear and Present Danger [1994]
Philip Noyce
The Sum of All Fears [1991]
Tom Clancy
The Sum of All Fears [2002]
Phil Alden Robinson

special Michael Crichton section
Novel Film
The Andromeda Strain [1969]
Michael Crichton
The Andromeda Strain [1971]
Robert Wise
The Terminal Man [1972]
Michael Crichton
The Terminal Man [1974]
Mike Hodges
The Great Train Robbery [1975]
Michael Crichton*
The First Great Train Robbery [1979]
Michael Crichton
Coma [1977]
Robin Cook
Coma [1978]
Michael Crichton
Jurassic Park [1990]
Michael Crichton*
Jurassic Park [1993]
Steven Spielberg
The Lost World [1995]
Michael Crichton
The Lost World: Jurassic Park [1997]
Steven Spielberg

special Robert Daley section
Novel Film
Year of the Dragon [1981]
Robert Daley
Year of the Dragon [1985]
Michael Cimino
Tainted Evidence [1993]
Robert Daley
Night Falls on Manhattan [1997]
Sidney Lumet
Verity Film
Prince of the City: The True Story of a Cop Who Knew Too Much [1978]
Robert Daley
Prince of the City [1981]
Sidney Lumet

special E L Doctorow section
Novel Film
Welcome to Hard Times [1960]
E L Doctorow
Welcome to Hard Times [1967]
Burt Kennedy
The Book of Daniel [1971]
E L Doctorow
Daniel [1983]
Sidney Lumet
Ragtime [1975]
E L Doctorow
Ragtime [1981]
Miloš Forman
Billy Bathgate [1989]
E L Doctorow
Billy Bathgate [1991]
Robert Benton

special James Ellroy section
Novel Film
Brown's Requiem [1981]
James Ellroy
Brown's Requiem [1998]
Jason Freeland
Blood on the Moon [1984]
James Ellroy
Cop [1988]
James B Harris
The Black Dahlia [1987]
James Ellroy
The Black Dahlia [2006]
Brian De Palma
L A Confidential [1990]
James Ellroy
L A Confidential [1997]
Curtis Hanson

special F Scott Fitzgerald section
Novel Film
The Great Gatsby [1925]
F Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby [1949]
Elliott Nugent
'' The Great Gatsby [1974]
Jack Clayton
'' The Great Gatsby [2000]
Robert Markowitz
'' The Great Gatsby [2013]
Baz Luhrmann
Tender Is the Night [1934]
F Scott Fitzgerald
Tender Is the Night [1962]
Henry King
Story Film
'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' [1922]
F Scott Fitzgerald
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button [2008]
David Fincher

special Ian Fleming section
Novel Film
Casino Royale [1953]
Ian Fleming
Casino Royale [1967]
Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Val Guest, Richard Talmadge
'' Casino Royale [2006]
Martin Campbell
Live and Let Die [1954]
Ian Fleming
Live and Let Die [1973]
Guy Hamilton
Moonraker [1955]
Ian Fleming
Moonraker [1979]
Lewis Gilbert
Diamonds Are Forever [1956]
Ian Fleming
Diamonds Are Forever [1971]
Guy Hamilton
From Russia, With Love [1957]
Ian Fleming
From Russia With Love [1963]
Terence Young
Dr. No [1958]
Ian Fleming
Dr. No [1962]
Terence Young
Goldfinger [1959]
Ian Fleming
Goldfinger [1964]
Guy Hamilton
For Your Eyes Only [1960]
Ian Fleming
For Your Eyes Only [1981]
John Glen
Thunderball [1961]
Ian Fleming
Thunderball [1965]
Terence Young
'' Never Say Never Again [1983]
Irvin Kershner
The Spy Who Loved Me [1962]
Ian Fleming
The Spy Who Loved Me [1977]
Lewis Gilbert
On Her Majesty's Secret Service [1963]
Ian Fleming
On Her Majesty's Secret Service [1969]
Peter R Hunt
You Only Live Twice [1964]
Ian Fleming
You Only Live Twice [1967]
Lewis Gilbert
The Man With the Golden Gun [1965]
Ian Fleming
The Man With the Golden Gun [1974]
Guy Hamilton

special John Grisham section
Novel Film
A Time to Kill [1989]
John Grisham
A Time to Kill [1996]
Joel Schumacher
The Firm [1991]
John Grisham
The Firm [1993]
Sydney Pollack
The Pelican Brief [1992]
John Grisham
The Pelican Brief [1993]
Alan J Pakula
The Client [1993]
John Grisham
The Client [1994]
Joel Schumacher
The Chamber [1994]
John Grisham
The Chamber [1996]
James Foley
The Rainmaker [1995]
John Grisham
The Rainmaker [1997]
Francis Ford Coppola

special Patricia Highsmith section
Novel Film
Strangers on a Train [1950]
Patricia Highsmith
Strangers on a Train [1951]
Alfred Hitchcock
The Price of Salt [1952]
Patricia Highsmith
Carol [2014]
Todd Haynes
The Blunderer [1954]
Patricia Highsmith
Le Meurtrier [1963] (Enough Rope)
Claude Autant-Lara
'' A Kind of Murder [2016]
Andy Goddard
The Talented Mr. Ripley [1955]
Patricia Highsmith
The Talented Mr. Ripley [1999]
Anthony Minghella
The Cry of the Owl [1962]
Patricia Highsmith
The Cry of the Owl [2014]
Jamie Thraves
The Two Faces of January [1964]
Patricia Highsmith
The Two Faces of January [2014]
Hossein Amini
The Glass Cell [1964]
Patricia Highsmith
Die Gläserne Zelle [1978]
Hans Geißendörfer
Ripley Under the Ground [1970]
Patricia Highsmith
Ripley Under the Ground [2005]
Roger Spottiswoode
Ripley's Game [1974]
Patricia Highsmith
Der Amerikanische Freund [1977] (The American Friend)
Wim Wenders
'' Ripley's Game [2002]
Liliana Cavani

special Stephen King section
Novel Film
Carrie [1974]
Stephen King
Carrie [1976]
Brian De Palma
'' Carrie [2002]
David Carson
'' Carrie [2013]
Kimberly Peirce
The Shining [1977]
Stephen King
The Shining [1980]
Stanley Kubrick
The Dead Zone [1979]
Stephen King
The Dead Zone [1983]
David Cronenberg
Firestarter [1980]
Stephen King
Firestarter [1984]
Mark L Lester
Cujo [1981]
Stephen King
Cujo [1983]
Lewis Teague
The Running Man [1982]
Stephen King [pseudonym: Richard Bachman]
The Running Man [1987]
Paul Michael Glaser
Christine [1983]
Stephen King
Christine [1983]
John Carpenter
Cycle of the Werewolf [1983]
Stephen King
Silver Bullet [1985]
Dan Attias
Pet Sematary [1983]
Stephen King
Pet Sematary [1989]
Mary Lambert
Misery [1987]
Stephen King
Misery [1990]
Rob Reiner
The Dark Half [1989]
Stephen King
The Dark Half [1993]
George A Romero
Needful Things [1991]
Stephen King
Needful Things [1993]
Fraser C Heston
Dolores Claiborne [1992]
Stephen King
Dolores Claiborne [1995]
Taylor Hackford
The Green Mile [1996]
Stephen King
The Green Mile [1999]
Frank Darabont
Dreamcatcher [2001]
Stephen King
Dreamcatcher [2003]
Lawrence Kasdan
Story Film
'Graveyeard Shift' [1970]
Stephen King
Graveyeard Shift [1990]
Ralph S Singleton
'The Mangler' [1972]
Stephen King
The Mangler [1995]
Tobe Hooper
'Trucks' [1973]
Stephen King*
Maximum Overdrive [1986]
Stephen King
'Sometimes They Come Back' [1974]
Stephen King
Sometimes They Come Back [1991]
Tom McLoughlin
'Children of the Corn' [1977]
Stephen King
Children of the Corn [1984]
Fritz Kiersch
'The Body' [1982]
Stephen King
Stand by Me [1986]
Rob Reiner
'Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption' [1982]
Stephen King
The Shawshank Redemption [1994]
Frank Darabont
'Secret Window, Secret Garden' [1990]
Stephen King
Secret Window [2004]
David Koepp

special John Le Carré section
Novel Film
Call for the Dead [1961]
John Le Carré
The Deadly Affair [1966]
Sidney Lumet
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold [1963]
John Le Carré
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold [1967]
Martin Ritt
The Looking Glass War [1965]
John Le Carré
The Looking Glass War [1969]
Frank Pierson
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [1974]
John Le Carré
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [2011]
Tomas Alfredson
The Little Drummer Girl [1983]
John Le Carré
The Little Drummer Girl [1984]
John Irvin
The Russia House [1989]
John Le Carré
The Russia House [1990]
Fred Schepisi
The Tailor of Panama [1996]
John Le Carré
The Tailor of Panama [2001]
John Boorman
The Constant Gardener [2001]
John Le Carré
The Constant Gardener [2007]
Fernando Meirelles
A Most Wanted Man [2008]
John Le Carré
A Most Wanted Man [2014]
Anton Corbijn
Our Kind of Traitor [2010]
John Le Carré
Our Kind of Traitor [2016]
Susanna White

special Elmore Leonard section
Novel Film
Last Stand at Saber River [1959]
Elmore Leonard
Last Stand at Saber River [1997]
Dick Lowry
Hombre [1961]
Elmore Leonard
Hombre [1967]
Martin Ritt
The Big Bounce [1969]
Elmore Leonard
The Big Bounce [1969]
Alex March
'' The Big Bounce [2004]
George Armitage
The Moonshine War [1969]
Elmore Leonard
The Moonshine War [1969]
Richard Quine
Valdez Is Coming [1970]
Elmore Leonard
Valdez Is Coming [1971]
Edwin Sherwin
52 Pick-Up [1974]
Elmore Leonard
The Ambassador [1984]
J Lee Thompson
'' 52 Pick-Up [1986]
John Frankenheimer
The Switch [1978]
Elmore Leonard
Life of Crime [2013]
Daniel Schechter
Cat Chaser [1982]
Elmore Leonard
Cat Chaser [1989]
Abel Ferrara
Stick [1983]
Elmore Leonard
Stick [1985]
Burt Reynolds
Touch [1987]
Elmore Leonard
Touch [1997]
Paul Schrader
Killshot [1989]
Elmore Leonard
Killshot [1997]
John Madden
Get Shorty [1990]
Elmore Leonard
Get Shorty [1995]
Barry Sonnenfield
Rum Punch [1992]
Elmore Leonard
Jackie Brown [1997]
Quentin Tarantino
Out of Sight [1996]
Elmore Leonard
Out of Sight [1998]
Steven Soderbergh
Be Cool [1999]
Elmore Leonard
Be Cool [2005]
F Gary Gray
Story Film
'Three-Ten to Yuma' [1953]
Elmore Leonard
3:10 to Yuma [1957]
Delmer Daves
'' 3:10 to Yuma [2007]
James Mangold
'The Captives' [1955]
Elmore Leonard
The Tall T [1957]
Budd Boetticher

special J K Rowling section
Novel Film
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone [1997]
J K Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone [2001]
Chris Columbus
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [1998]
J K Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [2002]
Chris Columbus
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [1999]
J K Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [2004]
Alfonso Cuarón
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [2000]
J K Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [2005]
Mike Newell
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [2003]
J K Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [2007]
David Yates
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [2005]
J K Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [2009]
David Yates
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [2007]
J K Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 [2010]
David Yates
'' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 [2011]
David Yates

special Dr. Seuss section
Novel Film
Horton Hears a Who! [1954]
Dr. Seuss
Horton Hears a Who! [2008]
Jimmy Hayward; Steve Martino
How the Grinch Stole Christmas [1957]
Dr. Seuss
How the Grinch Stole Christmas [2000]
Ron Howard
'' The Grinch [2018]
Scott Mossier; Yarrow Cheney
The Cat in the Hat [1957]
Dr. Seuss
The Cat in the Hat [2003]
Bo Welch
The Lorax [1971]
Dr. Seuss
The Lorax [2012]
Chris Renaud

special Georges Simenon section
Novel Film
La Tête d'un Homme (A Man's Head) [1931]
Georges Simenon
The Man on the Eiffel Tower [1932]
Burgess Meredith
La Nuit du Carrefour (Maigret at the Crossroads) [1931]
Georges Simenon
La Nuit du Carrefour (Night at the Crossroads) [1932]
Jean Renoir
Les Fiançailles de M. Hire [1933]
Georges Simenon
Panique [1947]
Julien Duvivier
'' Monsieur Hire [1989]
Patrice Leconte
L'Homme des Londres [1934] (The Man From London)
Georges Simenon
A London Férfi [2007]
Béla Tarr
Les Inconnus dans la Maison [1940]
Georges Simenon
Les Inconnus dans la Maison [1942]
Henri Decoin
'' Stranger in the House [1967]
Pierre Rouve
'' Stranger in the House [1997]
Rodney Gibbons
L'Aîné des Ferchau (Magnet of Doom) [1945]
Georges Simenon
L'Aîné des Ferchau [1963]
Jean-Pierre Melville
L'Horloger d'Everton [1954] (The Clockmaker) (The Watchmaker)
Georges Simenon
L'Horloger de Saint-Paul [1974] (The Clockmaker of St. Paul)
Jean-Pierre Melville
Maigret Tend un Piège [1955] (Maigret Sets a Trap)
Georges Simenon
Maigret Tend un Piège [1958]
Jean Delannoy
Betty [1961]
Georges Simenon
Betty [1992]
Claude Chabrol
La Chambre Bleue [1964]
Georges Simenon
The Blue Room [2014]
Matthieu Amalric

special Mickey Spillane section
Novel Film
I, the Jury [1947]
Mickey Spillane
I, the Jury [1953]
Harry Essex
'' I, the Jury [1982]
Richard T Heffron
My Gun Is Quick [1950]
Mickey Spillane
My Gun Is Quick [1957]
Victor Saville [pseudonym: Phil Victor], George White
Kiss Me, Deadly [1952]
Mickey Spillane
Kiss Me Deadly [1955]
Robert Aldrich
The Girl Hunters [1962]
Mickey Spillane
The Girl Hunters [1963]
Roy Rowland

special J R R Tolkien section
Novel Film
The Hobbit [1936]
J R R Tolkien
The Hobbit [1977]
Arthur Rankin, Jr., Bass
'' The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [2012]
Peter Jackson
'' The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [2013]
Peter Jackson
'' The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [2014]
Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings [1955]
J R R Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings [1978]
Ralph Bakshi
'' The Return of the King [1980]
Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass
'' The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring [2001]
Peter Jackson
'' The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [2002]
Peter Jackson
'' The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [2003]
Peter Jackson

special Donald E Westlake section
Novel Film
The Hunter [1962]
Donald E Westlake [pseudonym: Richard Stark]
Point Blank [1967]
John Boorman
'' Payback [1999]
Brian Helgeland
The Outfit [1963]
Donald E Westlake [pseudonym: Richard Stark]
The Outfit [1973]
John Flynn
The Busy Body [1966]
Donald E Westlake [pseudonym: Richard Stark]
The Busy Body [1967]
William Castle
The Seventh [1966]
Donald E Westlake [pseudonym: Richard Stark]
The Split [1968]
Gordon Flemyng
The Hot Rock [1970]
Donald E Westlake
The Hot Rock [1972]
Peter Yates
The Ax [1997]
Donald E Westlake
Le Couperet [2005]
Costa-Gavras

Poem Film
William Wallace [1488] (The Wallace)
Blind Harry
Braveheart
Mel Gibson [1995]
'The Raven' [1845]
Edgar Allan Poe
The Raven [1963]
Roger Corman
'The Man From Snowy River' [1890]
Banjo Paterson
The Man From Snowy River [1982]
George T Miller
White Cliffs [1940]
Alice Duer Miller
White Cliffs of Dover [1944]
Clarence Brown

Play Film
Edward II [1593]
Christopher Marlowe
Edward II [1991]
Derek Jarman
Romeo and Juliet [1597]
William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet [1936]
George Cukor
'' Romeo and Juliet [1954]
Renato Castellani
'' Romeo and Juliet [1968]
Franco Zeffirelli
'' William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet [1996]
Baz Luhrmann
The Merchant of Venice [1598]
William Shakespeare
The Merchant of Venice [2004]
Michael Radford
Henry V [1599]
William Shakespeare
Henry V [1943]
Laurence Olivier
'' Henry V [1989]
Kenneth Branagh
'' Henry V [2012]
Thea Sharrock
Hamlet [1602]
William Shakespeare
Hamlet [1948]
Dimitri Buchowetzki
'' Hamlet [1964]
Grigori Kozintsev, Iosif Shapiro
'' Hamlet [1969]
Tony Richardson
'' Hamlet [1990]
Franco Zeffirelli
'' Hamlet [1996]
Kenneth Branagh
Othello [1603]
William Shakespeare
Othello [1922]
Laurence Olivier
'' The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice [1951]
Orson Welles
'' Othello [1955]
Sergei Yutkevich
'' All Night Long [1962]
Basil Dearden
'' Othello [1965]
Stuart Burge
'' Black Commando [1982] (Othello, el Comando Negro)
Max H Boulois
'' Othello [1995]
Oliver Parker
Macbeth [1606]
William Shakespeare
Macbeth [1948]
Orson Welles
'' Macbeth [1971]
Roman Polanski
The Tempest [1611]
William Shakespeare
The Tempest [1979]
Derek Jarman
Le Carrosse du Saint Sacrement [1829]
Prosper Mérimée
Le Carrosse d'Or [1952] (The Golden Coach)
Jean Renoir
Les Caprices de Marianne [1833] (The Moods of Marianne)
Alfred de Musset
La Règle du Jeu [1939] (The Rules of the Game)
Jean Renoir
Et Dukkehjem [1879] (A Doll's House)
Henrik Ibsen
A Doll's House [1973]
Patrick Garland
Arms and the Man [1894]
George Bernard Shaw
Helden [1958]
Franz Peter Wirth
Erdgeist [1895] (Earth Spirit)
Frank Wedekind
Die Büchse der Pandora [1929] (Pandora's Box)
G W Pabst
Die Büchse der Pandora [1904]
Frank Wedekind
''
Čajka [1896] (The Seagull)
Anton Chekhov
The Sea Gull [1968]
Sidney Lumet
Dâdâ Vanâ [1899] (Uncle Vanya)
Anton Chekhov
Vanya on 42nd Street [1994]
Louis Malle
Gertrud [1906]
Hjalmar Söderberg
Gertrud [1994]
Carl Theodor Dryer
Le Million [1913]
George Berr, Marcel Guillemaud
Le Million [1931]
René Clair
Pygmalion [1913]
George Bernard Shaw*
Pygmalion [1938]
Anthony Asquith, Leslie Howard
The Cocoanuts [1925]
George S Kaufman, Irving Berlin
The Cocoanuts [1929]
Robert Florey and Joseph Santley
Front Page [1928]
Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur
Front Page [1931]
Lewis Milestone
'' His Girl Friday [1940]
Howard Hawks
'' The Front Page [1974]
Billy Wilder
A Becsületes Megtaláló [1931] (The Honest Finder)
László Aladár
Trouble in Paradise [1932]
Ernst Lubitsch
Ordet [1932]
Kaj Munk
Ordet [1955]
Carl Theodor Von Dryer
You Can't Take It With You [1936]
George S Kaufman, Moss Hart
You Can't Take It With You [1938]
Frank Capra
Illatszertár [1937] (Parfumerie)
Miklós Lászlo
The Shop Around the Corner [1940]
Ernst Lubitsch
'' In the Good Old Summertime [1949]
Robert Z Leonard
'' You've Got Mail [1998]
Nora Ephron
Gas Light [1938]
Patrick Hamilton
Gas Light [1940]
Thorold Dickinson
'' Gas Light [1944]
George Cukor
Key Largo [1938]
Maxwell Anderson
Key Largo [1948]
John Huston
The Philadelphia Story [1939]
Philip Barry
The Philadelphia Story [1940]
George Cukor
Oklahoma! [1943]
Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers
Oklahoma! [1955]
Fred Zinnemann
Annie Get Your Gun [1946]
Dorothy Fields, Herbert Fields, Irving Berlin
Annie Get Your Gun [1950]
George Sidney
The Heiress [1947]
Ruth Goetz, Augustus Goetz
The Heiress [1949]
William Wyler
The Browning Version [1948]
Terence Rattigan
The Browning Version [1951]
Anthony Asquith
'' The Browning Version [1994]
Mike Figgis
Death of a Salesman [1949]
Arthur Miller *[1966 film]
Death of a Salesman [1951]
Lászlo Benedek
'' Death of a Salesman [1966]
James B Clark, Alex Segal
'' Death of a Salesman [1985]
Volker Schlöndorff
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [1949]
Joseph Fields, Anita Loos, Leo Robin, and Jule Styne
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [1953]
Howard Hawks
South Pacific [1949]
Oscar Hammerstein II, Joshua Logan, Richard Rodgers
South Pacific [1958]
Joshua Logan
The Fourposter [1951]
Jan de Hartog
The Four Poster [1952]
Irving Reis
The Moon Is Blue [1951]
F Hugh Herbert*
The Moon Is Blue [1952]
Otto Preminger
Paint Your Wagon [1951]
Alan J Lerner, Frederick Loewe
Paint Your Wagon [1969]
Joshua Logan
The Boy Friend [1953]
Sandy Wilson
The Boy Friend [1971]
Ken Russell
The Crucible [1953]
Arthur Miller*
The Crucible [1996]
Nicholas Hytner
The Diary of Anne Frank [1955]
Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett
The Diary of Anne Frank [1959]
George Stevens
A View From the Bridge [1955]
Arthur Miller
A View From the Bridge [1962]
Sidney Lumet
Look Back in Anger [1956]
John Osborne
Look Back in Anger [1959]
Tony Richardson
'' Look Back in Anger [1980]
Lindsay Anderson
A Long Day's Journey Into Night [1956]
Eugene O'Neill*
Long Day's Journey Into Night [1962]
Sidney Lumet
My Fair Lady [1956]
Alan Jay Lerner*, Frederick Loewe
My Fair Lady [1964]
George Cukor
The Entertainer [1957]
John Osborne
The Entertainer [1961]
Tony Richardson
West Side Story [1957]
Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins
West Side Story [1961]
Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
The Music Man [1957]
Meredith Wilson, Franklin Lacey
The Music Man [1962]
Morton DaCosta
A Taste of Honey [1958]
Shelagh Delaney*
A Tatse of Honey [1961]
Tony Richardson
A Raisin in the Sun [1959]
Lorraine Hansberry*
A Raisin in the Sun [1961]
Daniel Petrie
The Sound of Music [1959]
Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers
The Sound of Music [1965]
Robert Wise
Critic's Choice [1960]
Ira Levin
Critic's Choice [1963]
Don Weis
Bye Bye Birdie [1960]
Michael Stewart, Lee Adams, Charles Strouse
Bye Bye Birdie [1963]
George Sidney
A Man for All Seasons [1960]
Robert Bolt*
A Man for All Seasons [1966]
Fred Zinnemann
Camelot [1960]
Alan Jay Lerner*, Frederick Loewe
Camelot [1967]
Joshua Logan
Oliver! [1960]
Lionel Bart
Oliver! [1968]
Carol Reed
The Fantastiks [1960]
Tom Jones*, Harvey Schmidt*
The Fantastiks [1995]
Guy Ritchie
They Might Be Giants [1961]
James Goldman*
They Might Be Giants [1971]
Anthony Harvey
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? [1962]
Edward Albee
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? [1966]
Mike Nichols
Alfie [1963]
Bill Naughton*
Alfie [1966]
Lewis Gilbert
Funny Girl [1963]
Isobel Lennart*, Bob Merrill*, Jule Styne*
Funny Girl [1968]
William Wyler
Fiddler on the Roof [1964]
Joseph Stein*, Sheldon Harnick*, Jerry Bock*
Fiddler on the Roof [1971]
Norman Jewison
Don't Drink the Water [1966]
Woody Allen [*: 1994 film]
Don't Drink the Water [1969]
Howard Moss
'' Don't Drink the Water [1994]
Woody Allen
A Delicate Balance [1966]
Edward Albee*
A Delicate Balance [1973]
Tony Richardson
Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical [1967]
James Rado, Gerome Ragni, and Gait MacDermot
Hair [1979]
Miloš Forman
Indians [1968]
Arthur Kopit
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson [1976]
Robert Altman
Play It Again, Sam [1968]
Woody Allen*
Play It Again, Sam [1972]
Herbert Ross
Child's Play [1970]
Robert Marasco
Child's Play [1972]
Sidney Lumet
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds [1971]
Paul Zindel
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds [1972]
Paul Newman
Grease [1971]
Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey, John Farrar
Grease [1978]
Randal Kleiser
The Rocky Horror Picture Show [1973]
Richard O'Brien*
The Rocky Horror Picture Show [1975]
Jim Sharman
Equus [1973]
Peter Shaffer*
Equus [1977]
Sidney Lumet
The Ritz [1974] (The Tubs)
Terence McNally
The Ritz [1976]
Richard Lester
Death [1975]
Woody Allen*
Shadows and Fog [1991]
Woody Allen
Chicago [1975]
Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, John Kander
Chicago [2002]
Rob Marshall
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean [1976]
Ed Graczyk*
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean [1982]
Robert Altman
Streamers [1976]
David Rabe*
Streamers [1983]
Robert Altman
Deathtrap [1978]
Ira Levin
Deathtrap [1982]
Sidney Lumet
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas [1978]
Larry L King*, Peter Masterson*, Carol Hall
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas [1982]
Colin Higgins
Curse of the Starving Class [1978]
Sam Shepard
Curse of the Starving Class [1994]
J Michael McClary
Evita [1978]
Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber
Evita [1996]
Alan Parker
On Golden Pond [1979]
Ernest Thompson*
On Golden Pond [1981]
Mark Rydel
Amadeus [1979]
Peter Shaffer*
Amadeus [1984]
Miloš Forman
Agnes of God [1979]
John Pielmeier*
Agnes of God [1985]
Norman Jewison
Beyond Therapy [1981]
Christopher Durang*
Beyond Therapy [1987]
Robert Altman
Fool for Love [1983]
Sam Shepard
Fool for Love [1985]
Robert Altman
The Normal Heart [1985]
Larry Kramer*
The Normal Heart [1988]
Ryan Murphy
Les Liaisons Dangereuses [1985]
Christopher Hampton*
Dangerous Liaisons [1988]
Stephen Frears
M Butterfly [1988]
David Henry Hwang
M Butterfly [1993]
David Cronenberg
Steel Magnolias [1987]
Robert Harling
Steel Magnolias [1989]
Herbert Ross
Driving Miss Daisy [1987]
Alfred Uhry
Driving Miss Daisy [1989]
Bruce Beresford
Bondage [1989]
David Hines
Whore [1991]
Ken Russell
A Few Good Men [1989]
Aaron Sorkin*
A Few Good Men [1992]
Rob Reiner
Six Degrees of Separation [1990]
John Guare*
Six Degrees of Separation [1993]
Fred Schepisi
Death and the Maiden [1990]
Ariel Dorfman*
Death and the Maiden [1994]
Roman Polanski
The House of Yes [1990]
Wendy MacLeod
The House of Yes [1997]
Mark Waters
The Madness of George III [1991]
Alan Bennett*
The Madness of King George [1994]
Nicholas Hytner
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes [1992]
Tony Kushner*
Angels in America [2003]
Mike Nichols
Simpatico [1994]
Sam Shepard
Simpatico [1999]
Matthew Warchus
Closer [1997]
Patrick Marber*
Closer [2004]
Mike Nichols
Hedwig and the Angry Inch [1998]
John Cameron Mitchell*, Stephen Trask
Hedwig and the Angry Inch [2001]
John Cameron Mitchell
Doubt: A Parable [2004]
John Patrick Shanley*
Doubt [2008]
John Patrick Shanley
Frost/ Nixon [2006]
Peter Morgan*
Frost/ Nixon [2008]
Ron Howard


special Noël Coward section
Play Film
Easy Virtue [1925]
Noël Coward
Easy Virtue [1928]
Alfred Hitchcock
'' Easy Virtue [2008]
Stephan Elliott
Bitter Sweet [1929]
Noël Coward
Bitter Sweet [1933]
Herbert Wilcox
'' Bitter Sweet [1940]
W S Van Dyke
Private Lives [1930]
Noël Coward
Private Lives [1931]
Sidney Franklin
Cavalcade [1931]
Noël Coward
Cavalcade [1933]
Frank Lloyd
Design for Living [1933]
Noël Coward
Design for Living [1933]
Ernest Lubitsch
Still Life [1936]
Noël Coward
Brief Encounter [1945]
David Lean
This Happy Breed [1939]
Noël Coward
This Happy Breed [1944]
David Lean
Blithe Spirit [1941]
Noël Coward
Blithe Spirit [1945]
David Lean

special David Mamet section
Play Film
Sexual Peversity in Chicago [1974]
David Mamet
About Last Night... [1986]
Edward Zwick
'' About Last Night [2014]
Steve Pink
American Buffalo [1975]
David Mamet*
American Buffalo [1996]
Michael Corrente
Glengary Glen Ross [1983]
David Mamet*
Glengary Glen Ross [1992]
James Foley
Oleanna [1992]
David Mamet*
Oleanna [1994]
David Mamet

special Neil Simon section
Play Film
Come Blow Your Horn [1961]
Neil Simon*
Come Blow Your Horn [1963]
Bud Yorkin
Barefoot in the Park [1963]
Neil Simon*
Barefoot in the Park [1967]
Gene Saks
The Odd Couple [1965]
Neil Simon*
The Odd Couple [1968]
Gene Saks
Sweet Charity [1966]
Neil Simon, Dorothy Fields, Cy Coleman
Sweet Charity: The Adventures of a Girl Who Wanted to Be Loved [1969]
Bob Fosse
Plaza Suite [1968]
Neil Simon*
Plaza Suite [1971]
Arthur Hiller
'' Plaza Suite [1987]
Roger Beatty
The Prisoner of Second Avenue [1972]
Neil Simon*
The Prisoner of Second Avenue [1975]
Melvin Frank
The Sunshine Boys [1972]
Neil Simon*
The Sunshine Boys [1975]
Herbert Ross
California Suite [1976]
Neil Simon*
California Suite [1978]
Herbert Ross
Brighton Beach Memoirs [1982]
Neil Simon*
Brighton Beach Memoirs [1986]
Gene Saks
Biloxi Blues [1984]
Neil Simon*
Biloxi Blues [1988]
Mike Nichols
Broadway Bound [1986]
Neil Simon*
Broadway Bound [1992]
Paul Bogart
Lost in Yonkers [1990]
Neil Simon*
Lost in Yonkers [1993]
Martha Coolidge

special Tennessee Williams section
Play Film
The Glass Menagerie [1944]
Tennessee Williams*
The Glass Menagerie [1950]
Irving Rapper
'' The Glass Menagerie [1987]
Paul Newman
A Streetcar Named Desire [1947]
Tennessee Williams
A Streetcar Named Desire [1951]
Elia Kazan
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [1955]
Tennessee Williams
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [1958]
Richard Brooks
'' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [1984]
Jack Hofsiss
Orpheus Descending [1957]
Tennessee Williams*
The Fugitive Kind [1960]
Sidney Lumet
Suddenly Last Summer [1958]
Tennessee Williams
Suddenly Last Summer [1959]
Joseph L Mankiewicz
Sweet Bird of Youth [1959]
Tennessee Williams
Sweet Bird of Youth [1962]
Richard Brooks
'' Sweet Bird of Youth [1989]
Nicolas Roeg
The Night of the Iguana [1961]
Tennessee Williams
The Night of the Iguana [1964]
John Huston
The Seven Descents of Myrtle [1968]
Tennessee Williams
Last of the Mobile Hot Shots [1970]
Sidney Lumet

Verity Film
La Russie en 1839 [1843]
Marquis de Custine
Russkij Kovcheg [2002] (Russian Ark)
Alexander Sokurov
Twelve Years a Slave [1853]
Solomon Northrup
12 Years a Slave [2013]
Steve McQueen
The Great Locomotive Chase: A History of the Andrews Railroad Raid Into Georgia in 1862 [1863]
William Pittenger
The General [1926]
Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton
I Am a Fugitive From a Georgia Chain Gang! [1932]
Robert Elliott Burns
I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang [1932]
Mervyn LeRoy
Zola and His Time [1928]
Matthew Josephson
The Life of Emile Zola [1937]
William Dieterle
Wyatt Erap: Frontier Marshal [1931]
Stuart N Lake
Frontier Marshal [1934]
Lewis Seiler
'' Frontier Marshall [1939]
Allan Dwan
'' My Darling Clementine [1946]
John Ford
Out of Africa [1937]
Isak Dinesen
Out of Africa [1985]
Sydney Pollack
Crime on the Waterfront [1948]
Malcolm Johnson
On the Waterfront [1954]
Elia Kazan
Ill Met by Moonlight: The Abduction of General Kreipe [1950]
W Stanley Moss
Ill Met by Moonlight [1957]
Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger
The Great Escape [1950]
Paul Brickhill
The Great Escape [1963]
John Sturges
The Devils of Loudun [1952]
Aldous Huxley
The Devils [1971]
Ken Russell
'A Case of Identity' [1953]
Hebert Brean
The Wrong Man [1956]
Alfred Hitchcock
The True Story of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero [1956]
Maxwell Anderson
''
'Ten Feet Tall' [1955]
Berton Roueché
Bigger Than Life [1956]
Nicholas Ray
Un Condamné à Mort S'Est Échappé [1956] (A Man Escaped)
André Devigny
Un Condamné à Mort S'Est Échappé ou Le Vent Souffle Où Il Veut [1956]
Robert Bresson
The Untouchables [1957]
Eliot Ness, Oscar Farley
The Untouchables [1987]
Brian De Palma
The Longest Day [1959]
Cornelius Ryan*
The Longest Day [1962]
Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki
Born Free [1960]
Joy Adamson
Born Free [1966]
James Hill
Patton: Ordeal and Triumph [1963]
Ladislas Farago
Patton [1970]
Franklin J Schaffner
The Green Berets: The Amazing Story of the U.S Army's Elite Special Forces Unit [1965]
Robin Moore
The Green Berts [1968]
John Wayne, Ray Kellogg
Tora! Tora! Tora! [1963] (At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor)
Gordon Prange
Tora! Tora! Tora! [1969]
Richard Fleischer, Toshio Masuda, Kinji Fukasaku
The Broken Seal: "Operation Magic" and the Secret Road to Pearl Harbor [1967]
Ladislas Farago
''
The Strawberry Statement: Notes of a College Revolutionary [1969]
James Simon Kunen
The Strawberry Statement [1970]
Stuart Hagmann
The French Connection: A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy [1969]
Robin Moore
The French Connection [1971]
William Friedkin
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) [1969]
David Reuben
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) [1972]
Woody Allen
Raging Bull: My Story [1970]
Jake LaMotta
Raging Bull [1980]
Martin Scorsese
'The Boys in the Bank' [1972]
P F Kluge
Dog Day Afternoon [1975]
Sidney Lumet
All the President's Men [1974]
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
All the President's Men [1976]
Alan J Pakula
Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night [1976]
Nik Cohn
Saturday Night Fever [1977]
John Badham
Midnight Express [1977]
Billy Hayes, William Hoffer
Midnight Express [1979]
Alan Parker
'The Ballad of the Urban Cowboy' [1978]
Aaron Latham*
Urban Cowboy [1980]
James Bridges
The Basketball Diaries [1978]
Jim Carroll
The Basketball Diaries [1995]
Scott Kalvert
Fast Times at Ridgemont High [1981]
Cameron Crowe*
Fast Times at Ridgemont High [1982]
Amy Heckerling
To the Is-land [1982]
Janet Frame
An Angel at My Table [1990]
Jane Campion
An Angel at My Table [1984]
Janet Frame
''
The Envoy From Mirror City [1984]
Janet Frame
''
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind [1984]
Chuck Barris
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind [2002]
George Clooney
Vengeance [1984]
George Jonas
Munich [2005]
Steven Spielberg
Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family [1986]
Nicholas Pileggi*
Goodfellas [1990]
Martin Scorsese
Remembering America: A Voice From the Sixties [1988]
Richard N Goodwin
Quiz Show [1994]
Robert Redford
Proven Innocent: The Story of Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four [1991]
Gerry Conlon
In the Name of the Father [1993]
Peter Berg
Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream [1990]
H G Bissinger
Friday Night Lights [2004]
Peter Berg
Gyokusai Soshireikan' no Etegami [1992] (Picture Letters From the Commander in Chief)
Tadamishi Kuribayashi
Letters From Iwo Jima [2006]
Clint Eastwood
Dead Man Walking [1993]
Helen Prejean
Dead Man Walking [1995]
Tim Robbins
Girl, Interrupted [1993]
Susanna Kaysen
Girl, Interrupted [1999]
James Mangold
Blow: How a Small Town Boy Made $100 Million With the Medellín Cartel and Lost It All [1993]
Bruce Porter
Blow [1999]
Ted Demme
Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 [1994]
Jim Lovell, Jeffrey Klugger
Apollo 13 [1995]
Ron Howard
Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas [1995]
Nicolas Pileggi*
Casino [1995]
Marin Scorsese
Into the Wild [1996]
Jon Krakauer
Into the Wild [2007]
Sean Penn
The Perfect Storm [1997]
Sebastian Junger
The Perfect Storm [2000]
Wolfgang Petersen
Le Scaphandre et le Papilion [1997]
Jean-Dominique Bauby
The Diving Bell and the Butterly [2007]
Julian Schnabel
A Beautiful Mind [1998]
Sylvia Nasar
A Beautiful Mind [2001]
Ron Howard
The Orchid Thief [1998]
Susan Orlean
Adaptation [2002]
Spike Jonze
Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the C I A [1999]
Tony Mendez
Argo [2012]
Ben Affleck
'The Great Escape: How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran' [2007]
Joshuah Bearman
''
Jarhead [2003]
Anthony Swofford
Jarhead [2005]
Sam Mendes
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game [2003]
Michael Lewis
Moneyball [2011]
Bennett Miller
The Wolf of Wall Street [2007]
Jordan Belfort
The Wolf of Wall Street [2013]
Martin Scorsese
The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal [2009]
Ben Mezrich
The Social Network [2010]
David Fincher


special Peter Maas section
Verity Film
The Valachi Papers [1969]
Peter Maas
The Valachi Papers [1972]
Terence Young
Serpico: The Cop Who Defied the System [1973]
Peter Maas
Serpico [1973]
Sidney Lumet
King of the Gypsies [1974]
Peter Maas
King of the Gypsies [1978]
Frank Pierson
Marie [1983]
Peter Maas
Marie [1985]
Roger Donaldson
Underboss: Sammy the Bull Gravano's Story of Life in the Mafia [1997]
Peter Maas
Witness to the Mob [1998]
Thaddeus O'Sullivan


Variants:
Loose Leaves:
The Adventures of Robin Hood [1938] {1}, directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley, and the numerous other Robin Hood films, including for example Robin and Marian [1976] {73} directed by Richard Lester, all derive from English folklore about the eponymous character; while they variably make use of literary works, the major adaptations such as the 1938 film do not credit them; that said, Howard Pyle's The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood [1883] ~1~ has been highly influential on most modern versions of the tale.

The Beauty and the Beast fairly tale [1740] ~2~, written by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, has produced numerous movie adaptations: notably, Jean Cocteau's La Belle et la Bête [1946] {2}; Lev Atamanov's Alen'kij Cvetoče (The Scarlet Flower) [1952] {3}; Disney's animated Beauty and the Beast [1991] {4}; Christophe Gans's La Belle et la Bête [2014] {5} ; and Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast [2017] {6}.

Other films based on fairy tales include: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [1937] {7}, from the Brothers Grimm tale 'Schneewittchen' [1812] ~3~; The Little Mermaid [1989] {8} from the Hans Christian Andersen story, 'Den Lille Havfrue' [1837] ~4~; Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Red Shoes [1948] {9}, from Andersen's 'De Røde Sko' [1845] ~5~; Frozen [2013] {10}, from Andersen's 'Snedronningen' ('The Snow Queen') [1844] ~6~; and Cinderella [1950] {11} and Sleeping Beauty [1959] {12}, both based on Charles Perrault tales ('Cendrillon' [1697] ~7~ and 'La Belle au Bois Dormant' [1697] ~8~, respectively).

The second category of literary works fitting into this vague category are works left unfinished, either later completed by other authors or not. Raymond Chandler's Poodle Springs ~164~ for decades existed only in the form of the four chapters that the author had finished by the time he died, published in Raymond Chandler Speaking [1962]. Robert B Parker completed the novel, published in 1989. In turn, Bob Rafelson directed an adaptation for H B O also called Poodle Springs [1998] {74}.

What Came First:
John Luther Long's short story, 'Madame Butterfly' [1898] ~25~ was based partially on the Pierre Loti novel, Madame Chrysanthème ~27~, and in turn was adapted by David Belasco as Madame Butterfly: A Tragedy of Japan ~26~, a play first performed in 1900. All of these works inspired the Giacomo Puccini opera Madama Butterfly. Both works in turn led to the films: Madame Butterfly [1915] {30}, directed by Sidney Olcott; Madame Butterfly [1932], directed by Marion Gering {28}; and Madame Butterfly [1954] {29}, directed by Carmine Gallone—among numerous other, looser adaptations.

Besides the famous film adaptation of L Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz noted above, that film also inspired the play, The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" [1975] ~9~ by Charlie Smalls and William F Brown; and the resulting film, The Wiz [1978] {13}, directed by Sidney Lumet.

J M Barrie's play Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up [1904] ~10~ was adapted by Barrie as a novel, Peter and Wendy [1911] ~11~; and both works in turn have been adapted numerous times since, in print, on stage, and on screen; Disney's Peter Pan [1953] {14} not least among them.

Murray Bennett and Joan Alison's play, Everbody Comes to Rick's ~12~, had not been performed when it was was adapted for the screen as Casablanca [1942] {15}.

Graham Greene wrote the screenplay for The Third Man [1949] {16}, but had also written a novella version to prepare for writing the script; the novella ~13~ was published the year after the movie.

Arthur Miller's 1950 version of Henrik Ibsen's En Folkefiende (An Enemy of the People) [1882] ~14~ was the basis for the 1978 film {17} directed by George Schaefer.

Frederick Knott's play, Dial M for Murder ~15~, was performed live on B B C television in 1952 (a teleplay, that is, not a television feature film but a play performed live and broadcast simultaneously, as was common in the early years of television) before premiering on stage in London that same year. In turn, it was adapted {18} by Alfred Hitchcock in 1954.

Marty [1955] {19} was also originally a teleplay ~16~, as an episode of The Philco Television Playhouse, 24 May 1953. Paddy Chayefsky wrote both.

Ira Levin's play, No Time for Sergeants ~43~ became a teleplay for The United States Steel Hour; a Broadway play; a 1958 film {67}; and a 1964 television series ^1^.

The novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey [1968] ~17~ by Arthur C Clarke, and the film, 2001: A Space Odyssey [1968] {20}, directed by Stanley Kubrick, were developed in tandem, the novel published soon after the film was released. Both were credited for the screenplay; while Kubrick apparently worked with Clarke on the novel, only the latter was credited.

Jerzy Kosinski's novel, Being There [1970] ~18~, basis for the Hal Ashby film of the same name [1979] {21}, has been accused of plagiarizing the Polish novel, The Career of Nikodem Dyzma ~19~, by Tadeusz Doega-Mostowicz.

James Fogle's novel, Drugstore Cowboy [1990] ~182~, had not yet been published when the film, Drugstore Cowboy [1989] {80}, directed by Gus Van Sant was released.

Carl Sagan's Contact [1985] ~20~ began as a screenplay, co-written with Ann Druyan in 1979; became a novel when a film was not made; and was finally adapted for the cinema as Contact [1997] {22}.

A rough draft of the story, 'Memento Mori' [2001] ~21~, by Jonathan Nolan, was the basis for the screenplay of the film Memento [2000] {23}, written and directed by his brother, Christopher Nolan, but the film came out before the story was published.

Bruce Wagner wrote the screenplay for David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars [2014] {24} and a novel ~22~ based on that script, entitled Dead Stars, published in 2012 after the film's production had temporarily come to a halt.

Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished play, In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue ~23~, written in 2003, was adapted by Barry Jenkins as Moonlight [2016] {25}.

Unlike Woody Allen and Catherine Breillat, both arguably best defined as filmmakers who also write, two others, Marcel Pagnol and Alain Robbe-Grillet, are better described as writers and filmmakers equally. Robbe-Grillet for the most part has kept his novels and movies separate. Marcel Pagnol did not. He adapted his own film, Manon des Sources [1952] {26}, as one of two parts of a novel, L'Eau des Collines [1963] ~24~, the other part being Jean de Florette. That novel was later adapted into two films, Jean de Florette [1986] {70} and Manon des Sources [1986] {27}, both directed by Claude Berri.

Interlocking Parts:
The Henry James novel The Turn of the Screw [1898] ~162~ became a play called The Innocents [1950] ~163~, written by William Archibald. When that play was adapted for the cinema, also entitled The Innocents [1961] {72}, director Jack Clayton asked Truman Capote to re-do Archibald's script, the final result being significantly more like the novel than the play.

Helen Keller's autobiography The Story of My Life ~28~ was turned into a 1957 episode of Playhouse 90, entitled The Miracle Worker; which was in turn adapted by its author, William Gibson, into a play [1959] ~29~ and a film {31}. Further film versions, both made for T V, followed in 1979 {32} and 2000 {33}.

Although ostensibly based on its subject's autobiography, Seven Pillars of Wisdom [1926] ~30~, Lawrence of Arabia [1962] {34} incorporates information from other sources.

Zoe Akins's play The Greeks Had a Word for It [1930] ~31~ was adapted as The Greeks Had a Word for Them [1932] {35}; both inspired the play, Three Blind Mice ~32~, by Stephen Powys (a pseudonym for Virginia de Lanty, wife of the playwright Guy Bolton, though the pseudonym was used for works that they co-authored and, supposedly, in this case for a week by Bolton alone), and the 1938 film of the same name {68} directed by William A Seiter. The film, How to Marry a Millionaire [1953] {36}, directed by Jean Negulesco, was based both on Akins's play and the Dale Eunson/ Katherine Albert play, Loco ~33~. Three Blind Mice, the play, was also adapted as Three Little Girls in Blue [1946] {81}, directed by H Bruce Humberstone. Slightly less convoluted is the fate of Akins's then-unpublished play, Morning Glory ~34~, adapted as the film {37} of the same name; then remade as Stage Struck [1958] {38}, directed by Sidney Lumet.

Roger Corman's The Masque of the Red Death [1964] {39} is based on both the story of the same name [1845] ~35~ and 'Hop-Frog' [1849] ~36~, both written by Edgar Allan Poe. The later version of The Masque of the Red Death [1989] {40}, directed by Larry Band, is only based on the story of the same name.

The Heroes of Telemark [1965] {41}, directed by Anthony Mann, is based on both a memoir, Skis Against the Atom [1954] ~37~, written by Knut Haukelid, and a novel based on the events depicted in the memoir: But for These Men ~38~, by John Drummond.

In the realm of musical theatre, the links among films and plays, and the material they are both based on, at times gets too intricate to be defined in one-to-one relationships: for example, Cabaret [1972] {42}, the film, was based on Cabaret [1966] ~39~, the musical, which was based on the play, I Am a Camera [1951] ~40~, as was the film, I Am a Camera [1955] {43}; all of them being based on the Christopher Isherwood novel, Goodbye to Berlin [1939] ~41~. More recently, another Christopher Isherwood novel, A Single Man [1964] ~54~ became a film of the same name [2009] {69}, directed by Tom Ford.

Porgy and Bess is another example. Originally, a novel ~159~ called Porgy [1925] by DuBose Heyward that was adapted by the author as a play ~160~ that premiered in 1927. The opera [1935] composed by George Gerswhin with a libretto by Heyward followed. A film {71} directed by Otto Preminger flopped, whereas Miles Davis and Gil Evans's album of new arrangements of the musical material—released the same year—was a success and has only grown in stature since. (Operas are not included in the tally of literary works, only musicals; following standard definition of the two forms. The film is included only because it is based on an opera that was based on a novel and play. A film based only on an opera—or, for that matter, a song or any other musical composition—would not be included.)

Parts of Wholes:
Marcel Proust's seven-volume À la Recherche du Temps Perdu ~42~ has been adapted once in its entirety [2011] {44} directed by Nina Companéez; and three of its volumes have had their own filmic adaptation: Un Amour de Swann {45}, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, of the first volume, Du Côté de Chez Swann; Chantal Ackerman's La Captive {46}, of the fifth volume, La Prisonnière; and Le Temps Retrouvé {47}, directed by Raül Ruiz, of the seventh volume of the same name.

Chimes at Midnight [1965] {48}, directed by Orson Welles, incorporates portions of William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part 2; Richard II; Henry V; and The Merry Wives of Windsor ~44-48~.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ~49~, a 1962 play based loosely on the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, namely Pseudolus ~50~, Miles Gloriosus ~51~, and Mostellaria ~52~, became the 1966 film {49} directed by Richard Lester.

Two noteworthy films adapting portions of the Bible ~53~: The Bible: In the Beginning... [1966] {50}; and Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo [1964] {51}.

Series From a Whole:
Among the television series adapting literary works: Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz ^2^ based on the Alfred Döblin novel of the same name [1929] ~183~; the series, Peyton Place ^3^, based on the Grace Metalious novel of the same name [1956] ~55~ —that novel had already been adapted for the cinema [1957] {52}; The Flying Nun ^4^, based on Tere Ríos's novel The Fifteenth Pelican [1966] ~184~; Roots ^5^ and Roots: The Next Generations ^6^, based on Alex Haley's Roots: The Saga of an American Family [1976] ~185~; The Women of Brewster Place ^7^, based on Gloria Naylor's novel of the same name [1982] ~186~; and the soap opera version of José Marqia de Eça de Queirós's Os Maias: Episódios da Vida Romântica [1888] ~187~, simply titled Os Maias ^8^, produced in 2001 by the Brazilian network Rede Globo, directed by Luiz Fernando Carvalho. In the non-fiction—excuse me, veritable—world, David Simon's Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets [1991] ~188~ became Homicide: Life on the Street ^9^.

The British Broadcasting Corporation, the Public Broadcasting Service (P B S), and other T V films and series of "classic" literature have became ubiquitous, whether as stand-alone productions or as part of a larger program. (By the way, a two-part production gets counted here as a feature and would be included in the tables. Anything of three episodes or more counts here as a series and is noted in this section of the page.) A good example of a B B C series is the eight-part version ^10^ of Charles Dickens's Bleak House [1985] ~189~.

Series and Series:
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emma Orczy (Baroness Orczy), was originally a play, performed 1903 in an early version before its revised version became a success in 1905 on the West End. It is remembered more as a novel, that version published in 1905 as well. Ten sequel novels were published, the last in 1940. And two story collections. Three other novels by Orczy were related thematically in some fashion ~165-181~. Among the numerous theatrical, cinematic, radio, and television adaptations of these works: The Scarlet Pimpernel [1934], directed by Harold Young, and "Pimpernel" Smith [1941], directed by Leslie Howard (both of these films starred Howard); Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel [1937], the sequel to the '34 film (but starring Barry K Barnes as the titular character); The Elusive Pimpernel [1950] directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger; The Scarlet Pimpernel [1982] directed by Clive Donner {75-79}. More recently, a musical adaptation was written by Nan Knighton ~161~.

In addition, the B.B.C has aired several series based on characters from series of mystery novels: e.g. The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries [1990, 1993-4] ^24^ adapting nine novels by Ngaio Marsh ~74-82~; The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries [1998-2000] ^25^ adapating five novels by Gladys Mitchell ~83-87~; Wallander [2008-16] ^26^ adapting 11 Henning Mankell novels ~88-98~. Granada offered a decade-long run of Sherlock Holmes ^27^ series in the 1980's and early '90's, generally considered as a single show, adapting a total of 39 stories and two novels ~99-139~. More recently, the B B C's Sherlock ^28^ sets some of the stories and novels in Twenty-First-Century England. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple character has birthed numerous films and series in the U.K and the U.S, perhaps most significantly the B.B.C's Miss Marple series ^29^, which adapted all 12 of the novels ~140-151~. In the States we also had Father Dowling Mysteries [1987, 1989-91], more loosely based on its literary precusor, a series of novels by Ralph McInerny.

In a similar vein, the character Fantômas, the subject of numerous novels written by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre, in turn became the subject of numerous film and T V adaptations, notably those directed by Louis Feuillade in the silent era and André Hunebelle in the 1960's.

Agatha Christie's novel, Murder on the Orient Express ~56~, has been adapted numerous times for both the cinema and T V, most prominently Sidney Lumet's 1974 film {53}.

Unsurprisingly, series of novels lead to T V series, just as we've seen series of novels (such as the James Bond titles) leading to series of films: notably, Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House novels, or, rather, the third (Little House on the Prarie [1935] ~152~) and fourth (On the Banks of Plum Creek [1937] ~153~) of the series, and the T V series, The Little House on a Prairie [1974-82] ^30^; George R R Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire ~154-158~ and Game of Thrones [2011- ] ^31^, with the T V series having notably out-paced the author's own progress on his ongoing series; elements of all five of the novels published so far have been included in the show.

Some authors' work produces series and films equally well. Robert Ludlum's trilogy of Jason Bourne novels: The Bourne Identity [1980] ~57~; The Bourne Supremacy [1986]; and The Bourne Ultimatum [1990] produced films: The Bourne Identity [1988], a two-part T V movie {54}; and The Bourne Identity [2002] {55}, the first of the Matt Damon-featured franchise—the third film in the series, The Bourne Ultimatum {56} is loosely based on the novel of the same name ~58~, while two other films, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Legacy by most accounts merely take the name of the accompanying novel but not the story (The Bourne Legacy novel being one of numerous novels, all written by Eric Van Lustbader, continuing the original trilogy)—while his novel The Apocalypse Watch [1995] ~190~ led to a mini-series [1997] ^11^. Earlier, The Osterman Weekend [1972] ~59~ had led to a film of the same name [1983] {57} directed by Sam Peckinpah, as did The Holcroft Covenant [1978] ~60~: the film of the same name [1985] {58} directed by John Frankenheimer.

A bit less convoluted.... Patrick Hamilton's Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky trilogy of novels [1929-34] ~61, 62, 63~ has birthed both a film, Bitter Harvest {59}, and a B B C series ^12^.

Elmore Leonard's fictional character, U.S Marshall Raylan Givens, the subject of the novels Pronto [1993] ~191~, Riding the Gap [1995] ~192~, and the story 'Fire in the Hole' ~193~, became the subject of his own T.V series, Justified ^13^. In turn, Leonard wrote another novel, Raylan [2012] ~194~, based on the series.

Besides the numerous adaptations of his work (many more beyond what's listed above here), several Stephen King novels gave rise to T.V mini-series: ~195~ Salem's Lot ^14^; ~196~ It ^15^; ~197~ The Tommyknockers ^16^; and ~198~ The Stand ^17^.

Well before the recent feature-film version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, that novel was adapted for a mini-series: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [1979], directed by John Irvin.

In addition to the three works noted above, the Robert Daley novel To Kill a Cop [1976] ~199~ was turned into a T V mini-series of the same name and a 13-episode series, ^18^ Eischied.

Larry McMurty would get a special section above if the most popular of the many adaptations of his works had not been a T V mini-series, Lonesome Dove [1989] ^19^, based on the novel [1985] of the same name ~200~ (in turn, there were sequel mini-series based on the novel's sequels: Streets of Laredo; Dead Man's Walk; Comanche Moon ~200-202~ ^20, 21, 22^). That said, the most acclaimed of adaptations of his work surely remains The Last Picture Show [1971] {60}, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and based on the novel of the same name [1966] ~64~. Terms of Endearment [1983] {61}, directed by James L Brooks and based on the novel of the same name [1975] ~65~, ranks highly as well. The Last Picture Show had a sequel, both novel [1987] ~66~ and film [1990] {62}: Texasville; as did Terms of Endearment: again both novel [1992] ~67~ and film [1996] {63}: The Evening Star. More films: Hud [1963] {64}, based on Horseman, Pass By [1961] ~68~; Lovin' Molly [1974] {65}, directed by Sidney Lumet, based on Leaving Cheyenne [1962] ~69~; and another T V mini-series: Buffalo Girls [1995] ^23^, based on the novel of the same name [1990] ~203~.

Less Is More:
Though filmmakers tend to make more from less (series from single novels) or at least (most?) more from more (series from series of novels), they can also make single films based on series of novels: the first-fourth of the eight Mary Poppins novels ~70, 71, 72, 73~ got turned into one film, Mary Poppins [1964] {66}. A series of books by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir, The Destroyer, birthed only a single film, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins [1985]. Further movies never came to be, though a television pilot, picking up where the film left off, made it to air.

But More Is Still More Too:
While the category of novelizations of films and T.V series is a gargantuan one (see: Doctor Who) more compelling perhaps are novels based or expanding upon films and T.V series. Star Wars clearly became the leader in this regard in the early 1990's as several novelists, notably Timothy Zahn, offered their own take on what happened after the events depicted in the original trilogy. More compelling still, Twin Peaks has given rise to four novels that arguably play important roles in understanding the "entire mystery": The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer [1990] by Jennifer Lynch and My Life, My Tapes: The Autobiography of F B I Special Agent Dale Cooper [1991] by Scott Frost, both written during the show's first run, and Mark Frost's The Secret History of Twin Peaks [2016], published before the new series, and Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier [2017] coming soon after the new series concluded. Less significantly, Twin Peaks: An Access Guide to the Town [1991], by Gregg Almquist, is a parody of local tourist guides; and an audio-only "book" by Scott Frost, "Diane..." The Twin Peaks Tapes of Agent Cooper [1990], overlaps with the T.V series to an extent, perhaps also My Life, My Tapes (either way the content that is exclusive to it could presumably be incorporated into a new version of My Life, My Tapes). All of these books overlap to some extent with the two series but, like the Star Wars sequels and prequels, are not adaptations.


How many of the films generally considered to be the best are based on literary works?
If one includes the works noted in the Variants section, in Leonard Maltin's list, 55 of 100 films are based on a literary work; 54 of 106 in Channel 4's list; 49 of 107 films in the National Society of Film Critics list; 59 of 125 in Entertainment Weekly's list; 37 of 101 in the Village Voice's list; and 15 of 34 films that have placed in the top ten of any of Sight and Sound's polls.

Total number of literary works in the tables (that is, not including those noted in the Variants section): 818; films: 992. Additional films noted in the Variants section (the tally number noted in braces): 80; T V series noted in that section (as noted between caret marks): 31; and the number of literary works serving as the basis for those films and T V series: 203 (noted between tilde marks).