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Agatha Christie
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
Based on the 1962 book 'The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side'
Alan Bennett
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The History Boys (2006)
Based on the story 'Hi'
Alan Duff
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Once Were Warriors (1994)
Based on the 1990 book
Alexandre Dumas
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Three Musketeers (1993)
Based on the book
Alice Walker
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Color Purple (1986)
Based on the 1982 book. Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize for this novel.
Alistair MacLean
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Won an Oscar for Best Special Effects. The original Director was Alexander Mackendrick. He was fired by Carl Foreman, who wrote the movie.
Alan M. Dershowitz
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Based on the 1986 book 'Reversal of Fortune: Inside the Von Bülow Case'
Alan Paton
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
Based on the 1940 book
Amanda Brown
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Legally Blonde (2001)
Based on the 2001 book
Amy Tan
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Based on the 1990 book
Andrew Lloyd Webber
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Evita (1996)
Based on the play
Anne Fine
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Based on the 1987 book 'Alias Madame Doubtfire'
Anne Rice
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Interview With the Vampire (1994)
Based on the 1977 book. Starred Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst. Anne Rice also wrote the screenplay.
Annie Proulx
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Based on the 1998 book
Anna Sewell
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Black Beauty (1994)
Based on the 1941 book
Antony Burgess
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
A Clockwork Orange (1972)
Armitage Trail
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Scarface (1983)
Based on the 1930 book
Arthur C. Clarke
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
2010 (1984)
Based on the 1982 book '2010, Odyssey Two'
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1917)
First released as a silent film in 1917. Starred Dustin Farnum, Winifred Kingston and William Buress
Bernard Malamud
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Natural (1984)
Based on the 1952 book 'Natural'
Blaine Yorgason
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Windwalker (1980)
Based on the 1979 book
Bram Stoker
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Dracula (1992)
Bret Easton Ellis
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
American Psycho (2000)
Book and film share title.
Cameron Crowe
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Based on the story 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High'
Carl Bernstein
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
All The President's Men (1976)
Movie starred Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, and Jack Warden
Carlo Collodi
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
The film is named after the book.
Carl Sagan
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Contact (1997)
Based on the 1985 book
Carrie Fisher
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Based on the 1987 book. Starred Meryl Streep, Shirley Maclaine and Dennis Quaid. Meryl Streep did her own singing in the movie.
Charles Dickens
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Great Expectations (1998)
Based on the book
Charles Dickens
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Oliver Twist (2005)
Based on the book 'The Adventures of Oliver Twist'
Charles Frazier
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Cold Mountain (2003)
Based on the 1997 book
Charles Nordoff
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Mutiny on the Bounty (1936)
Won an Oscar for Best Picture. Clark Gable had to shave off his trademark moustache for historical accuracy
Charles Webb
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Graduate (1967)
Won an Oscar for Best Director. Starred Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman
Charlotte Bronte
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Jane Eyre (1996)
Based on the book
Christina Crawford
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Based on the 1978 book. Starred Faye Dunaway and Diana Scarwid. The book is a biography on her relationship with her mother Joan.
Christopher Monger
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Based on the 1995 book
Christy Brown
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
My Left Foot (1989)
Directed by Jim Sheridan. Won Best Actor And Best Actress
Chris Van Allsburg
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Polar Express (2004)
Based on the 1985 book
Chuck Palahniuk
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Fight Club (1999)
Based on the 1996 book
C. J. Koch
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Based on the 1978 book
Clive Cussler
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Raise the Titanic (1980)
Based on the 1976 book
C. S. Lewis
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Based on the 1950 book 'Chronicles of Narnia'
Daniel Defoe
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Daphne Du Maurier
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Rebecca (1940)
Won 2 Oscars Best Picture and Best Cinematography. The first film Alfred Hitchcock made in Hollywood and the only one that won a Best Picture Oscar.
David Garnett
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Aspects of Love (2004)
Based on the 1983 book
David Morrell
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
First Blood (1982)
Based on the 1972 book
David Saperstein
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Cocoon (1985)
Based on the 1985 book
Dan Brown
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Based on the 2003 book
D. H. Lawrence
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)
Based on the 1928 book
Diane Thomas
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Based on the 1980 book
Dick King
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Babe (1995)
Based on the 1983 book 'Babe: The Gallant Pig'
Dian Fossey
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Based on the autobiographical book about Naturalist Diane Fossey’s unique research of gorillas in the deep forest of Africa
Dodie Smith
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
101 Dalmatians (1961)
The book was published in 1956. The Walt Disney movie was remade in 1996.
Douglas Adams
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Based on the 1979 book
Dr. Seuss
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Cat in the Hat (2003)
Based on the 1957 book
Dr. Seuss
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Based on the 1957 book
E.B. White
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Charlotte's Web (1973)
The 1973 film was an animated version with Debbie Reynolds as the voice of Charlotte. Was released in 2006 as a feature film.
Edgar Rice Burroughs
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Tarzan (1999)
Based on the 1999 book 'Tarzan of the Apes'
Edith Wharton
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Age of Innocence (1993)
Screenplay by Jay Cocks.
Edward L. Beach
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
Starred Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster and Jack Warden
Edwin Torres
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Carlito's Way (1993)
Based on the 1982 book
Eliot Ness
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Untouchables (1987)
Based on Ness's 1947 autobiographical account of his efforts to bring Al Capone to justice. Won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Starred Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, and Patricia Clarkson.
Elizabeth McNeill
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)
Based on the book 'Nine 1'
Elmore Leonard
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Get Shorty (1995)
Based on the 1990 book
E. M. Forster
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Howard's End (1992)
Based on the 1910 book
E. M. Forster
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
A Passage to India (1984)
Based on the 1924 book
E. M. Forster
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Room With a View (1986)
Based on the 1908 book 'A Room With a View'
Emily Bronte
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Wuthering Heights (1992)
E.M. Nathanson
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Won an Oscar for Best Sound Effects. Starred Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson and Ernest Borgnine
Erich Maria Remarque
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Erich Segal
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Love Story (1970)
Won an Oscar for Best Music Score. Erich Segal wrote the screenplay for the movie first then adapted it into a novel which was published before the movie release and became a runaway best seller.
Ernest Tidyman
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Shaft (2000)
Based on the 1970 book
Fannie Flagg
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Based on the 1987 book 'Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café'
Fay Weldon
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
She-Devil (1989)
Based on the 1984 book 'The Life and Loves of a She-Devil
Frank B. Gilbreth
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
Based on the 1948 book
Frank Herbert
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Dune (1984)
Based on the 1965 book
Frederick Forsyth
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Jackal (1997)
Based on the 1971 book 'The Day of the Jackal'
F. Scott Fitzgerald
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Won 2 Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Music. Starred Robert Redford and Mia Farrow
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Notes From Underground (1995)
Based on the 1864 book
Gary Wolf
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
Based on the 1981 book 'Who Censored Roger Rabbit?'
Gaston Leroux
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
First released as a movie in 1925, and remade in 1989. Lon Chaney put egg membrane on his eyeballs to give them a cloudy look. Also starred Mary Philbin and Norman Kerry
George Eliot
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Mill on the Floss (1997)
George Langelaan
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Fly (1986)
George Orwell
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Nineteen Eighty Four (1984)
Based on the 1949 book '1984'
Giles Foden
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Last King of Scotland (2006)
Based on the 1998 book 'The Last King of Scotland'
Grace Metalious
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Peyton Place (1957)
Starred Lana Turner, Lee Phillips, and Lloyd Nolan. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name.
Graham Greene
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Quiet American (2002)
Based on the 1955 book
Gregory McDonald
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Fletch (1985)
Based on the 1974 book
Gustav Hasford
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Based on the 1983 book 'The Short Timers'
Harold G. Moore
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Based on the 1992 book 'We Were Soldiers Once'
Harper Lee
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Won 3 Oscars including Best Actor. Starred Gregory Peck and Rosemary Murphy
Harry Grey
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Based on the 1952 book 'The Hoods'
Heinrich Harrer
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Based on the 1953 book
Helen Fielding
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Based on the 1999 book. The film features Renée Zellweger's bum.
Henri Charrière
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Papillon (1973)
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. IMDb Rating
Henry James
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Turn of the Screw (1994)
Based on the 1915 book
H. G. Wells
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Time Machine (2002)
Based on the 1895 book
H. G. Wells
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
War of the Worlds (2005)
Based on the 1898 book
Homer
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Based on the poem 'The Odyssey'
Howard Fast
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Spartacus (1960)
Won 4 Oscars including Best Supporting Actor and Best Costume Design. Starred Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier
H. P. Lovecraft
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Lurking Fear (1994)
H. Rider Haggard
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
King Solomon's Mines (1985)
Based on the 1900 book
Hugh Lofting
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Doctor Dolittle (1967)
The original movie won two Oscars for Best Music and Best Special Effect. Was remade in 1998 starring Eddie Murphy (no Oscars this time).
Hunter S. Thompson
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Based on the 1972 book 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream'
Ian Fleming
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Based on the stories 'For Your Eyes Only, Risico'
Ian Fleming
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Ian Fleming
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Octopussy (1983)
Based on the stories 'Octopussy, The Property of a Lady'
Ian Fleming
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
A View to a Kill (1985)
Ira Levin
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Mia Farrow actually ate raw liver for a scene in the movie. Starred Mia Farrow, Ruth Gordon and John Cassavetes.
Ira Levin
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Stepford Wives (2004)
Based on the 1972 book
Irvine Welsh
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Trainspotting (1996)
Based on the 1993 book. For its American release, the first 20 minutes had to be re-dubbed to make the Scottish accents more intelligible.
Isaac Asimov
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Bicentiennal Man (1999)
Based on the 1993 book 'The Positronic Man'
Isaac Asimov
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
I, Robot (2004)
Based on the 1950 book
Isak Dinesen
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Out of Africa (1985)
Based on the 1938 book by Isak Dinesen (aka Karen Blixen). A study of the life of Karen Blixen. Starred Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. Won 7 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Screenplay
Jack London
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
White Fang (1991)
Based on the 1933 book
Jack Schaefer
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Shane (1953)
Jean Arthur, then over 50, came out of semi-retirement to play Marian Starrett, largely as a favor to her friend, George Stevens
Jacqueline Susann
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
The novel the film is based on was the top selling novel of 1966
Jake La Motta
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Raging Bull (1980)
Based on the 1970 book
James Dickey
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Deliverance (1972)
James Dickey also wrote the screenplay for the movie
James Ellroy
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Black Dahlia (2006)
Based on the 1987 book
James Ellroy
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Based on the 1990 book
James Fenimore Cooper
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Last of the Mohicans (1977)
First released as a TV movie in 1977, although the 1992 feature film is more famous.
James Hilton
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Lost Horizon (1937)
The movie took 10 months to complete. Won 2 Oscars for Best Art Direction and Best Film Editing
James Jones
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Donna Reed. Won 8 Oscars including Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Picture.
James M. Cain
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Based on the 1934 book
Kate Wiggin
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)
First released as a silent movie in 1917. Starred Mary Pickford, Eugene O’Brien, Helen Jerome Eddy.
Kazuo Ishiguro
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Remains of the Day (1993)
Based on the 1989 book. Anthony Hopkins learned his role as a butler from a butler who served at Buckingham Palace for 50 years.
Ken Kesey
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1976)
Starred Jack Nicholson, Louis Fletcher, William Redfield. Won 5 Oscars including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Picture
Kenneth Grahame
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Wind in the Willows (1996)
Based on the 1908 book. The first release was a movie animation in 1949.
Kit Denton
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Breaker Morant (1980)
Based on the 1973 book 'The Breaker'
Kurt Vonnegut
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Slapstick (1982)
Based on the 1976 book 'Slapstick; Or Lonesome No More'
Larry McMurtry
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Based on the 1975 book
Laurens Van Post
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Based on the 1963 book 'The Seed and the Sower'
Laura Hillenbrand
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Seabiscuit (2003)
Based on the 2001 book 'Seabiscuit: An American Legend'
Lawrence Sanders
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
First Deadly Sin (1980)
Based on the 1973 book
Leon Uris
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Exodus (1960)
Won an Oscar for Best Music Score. Starred Paul Newman and Eva Marie Saint
Leo Tolstoy
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Anna Karenina (1997)
Based on the book
Lewis Carroll
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Alice In Wonderland
There have been many adaptations of the original novel which are still being done to the present day.
Lew Wallace
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Ben-Hur (1959)
Won 11 Oscars. The producer Sam Zimbalist died 2 months before production ended with William Wyler taking over his duties. Lew Wallace was a Union General in the American Civil War in the 1860s.
L. Frank Baum
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Won 2 Oscars including Best Music. The horses in Emerald City palace were coloured with Jell-O crystals. The relevant scenes had to be shot quickly, before the horses started to lick it off.
Lois Duncan
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Based on the 1973 book
Lothar-Günther Buchheim
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Das Boot (1981)
Based on the 1973 book
Louis DeBernieres
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Based on the 1994 book 'Corelli's Mandolin'
Louisa May Alcott
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Little Women (1918)
The 1868 book was first released as a movie in 1918 - a black and white, silent film. Starred Isabel Lamon, Dorothy Bernard, Lillian Hall and Florence Flinn. The 1994 remake is better known.
Manuel Puig
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Based on the 1979 book
Margaret Atwood
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
Based on the 1986 book 'The Handmaid Tales'
Margaret Landon
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The King and I (1999)
Based on the 1944 book 'Anna and the King of Siam'
Margaret Mitchell
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Gone With the Wind (1940)
Won 8 Oscars including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Picture.
Mark Bowden
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Based on the story 'Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War'
Martin Cruz Smith
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Gorky Park (1983)
Based on the 1981 book. Starred William Hurt and Lee Marvin
Mary Norton
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Borrowers (1997)
Based on the 1953 book
Mary Shelley
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Frankenstein (1931)
Was first made into a movie in 1931 but has been remade and re released many times over
Michael Blake
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Dances With Wolves (1990)
Based on the 1988 book. Michael Blake also wrote the screenplay for this movie.
Michael Crichton
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Based on the 1969 Novel and penned under John Lange
Michael Crichton
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Jurassic Park (1993)
Based on the 1990 book
Michael Ondaatje
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The English Patient (1997)
Based on the 1992 book. Won 9 Oscars including Best Supporting Actress, Best Picture, Best Costume Design and Best Director.
Michael Shaara
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Gettysburg (1993)
Based on the 1974 book 'Killer Angels'
Michele Alexander
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Based on the 1998 book 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days: Universal Don'ts of Dating'
Mickey Spillane
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
I, the Jury (1982)
Based on the 1947 book
Milan Kundera
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Based on the 1984 book
Myra Lewis
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
Based on the story 'Great Balls of Fire: The Uncensored'
Nancy Price
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Sleeping With the Enemy (1991)
Based on the 1987 book
Nicholas Evans
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Based on the 1995 book
Nicholas Pileggi
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Casino (1995)
Based on the 1995 book 'Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas'
Nicholas Pileggi
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Goodfellas (1990)
Based on the 1985 book 'Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family', the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. Won an Oscar for Joe Pesci for Best Supporting Actor.
Nick Hornby
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Fever Pitch (2005)
Based on the 1992 book
Oliver Sachs
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Awakenings (1990)
Based on the 1973 book
Oscar Wilde
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Based on the play
Oscar Wilde
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Picture of Dorian Gray (2006)
Based on the 1891 book
Patricia Highsmith
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Based on the 1955 book. Jude Law fell backwards and broke a rib while filming the murder scene on the boat. Also starred Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow
Patrick O'Brian
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Based on the 1970 book 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of World'
Patty Dann
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Mermaids (1990)
Based on the 1986 book
Paul Brickhill
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Great Escape (1963)
Several cast members were actual P.O.W’s during WW2.
Paul Gallico
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Poseidon (2006)
Based on the 1969 book 'The Poseidon Adventure'
Paul Theroux
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Mosquito Coast (1986)
Based on the 1981 book
Peter Hedges
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Based on the 1991 book 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape?'
Peter Viertel
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
White Hunter, Black Heart (1990)
Based on the 1953 book
Philip K. Dick
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Blade Runner (1982)
Based on the 1968 book 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'
Philip K. Dick
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Minority Report (2002)
Based on the story
Philip K. Dick
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Total Recall (1990)
Based on the story 'We Can Remember It For You Wholesale'
Pierre Boulle
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Bridge Over the River Kwai (1957)
Won 7 Oscars including Best Actor, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Music Score
Pierre Boulle
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Based on the 1968 book 'Monkey Planet'
Piers Paul Read
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Alive (1993)
The 1974 book told the story of a rugby team's survival after their plane crashed in the Andes. Was released as a movie in 1993 starred Ethan Hawke.
P.L. Travers
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Mary Poppins (1965)
Won 5 Oscars including Best Actress and Best Music. Starred Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.
R.A. Dick
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Randall Wallace
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Based on the 2001 book
Ray Bradbury
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
The first and only English speaking film for Francois Truffaut
Rebecca Wells
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Based on the 1996 book
Richard Burchard
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Glory (1989)
Based on the 1965 book 'One Gallant Rush'
Richard Condon
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Based on the 1959 book
Richard Condon
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Based on the 1982 book
Richard Hooker
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
MASH (1970)
Won an Oscar for Best Screenplay. G. Wood played the same role in the movie as he played in the first 3 episodes of the TV series, Brig. Gen. Charlie Hammond.
Richard Llewellyn
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
How Green Was My Valley (1942)
Won 5 Oscars including Best Supporting Actor and Actress and Best Picture
Roald Dahl
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
The 1964 book popularised the term "golden ticket"
Roald Dahl
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Based on the 1961 book
Roald Dahl
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Matilda (1996)
Based on the 1988 book
Robert A. Heinlein
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Starship Troopers (1997)
Based on the 1959 book. The scenes involving explosions and fire after the destruction of Buenos Aires were actually videos taken from the Oakland Hill fires in October of 1991.
Robert Daley
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Year of the Dragon (1985)
Based on the 1981 book
Robert Drewe
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Ned Kelly (2003)
Based on the 1991 book 'Our Sunshine'
Robert Harris
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Enigma (2001)
Based on the 1995 book
Robert Louis Stevenson
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Kidnapped (1960)
Starred Peter Finch and Peter O'Toole
Robert Ludlum
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Based on the 1980 book
Robert O'Connor
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
Based on the 1992 book
Robert Penn Warren
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
All the King's Men (2006)
The film is named after the book and is an adaptation of the 1946 Pulitzer Prize winning novel.
Roddy Doyle
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Commitments (1991)
Based on the 1987 book
Roddy Doyle
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Van (1996)
Based on the 1991 book
Roderick Thorp
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Die Hard (1988)
Based on the 1979 book 'Nothing Lasts Forever'
Ronald Hugh Morrieson
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Scarecrow (1982)
Based on the 1963 book
Ron Kovic
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
The 1976 book was released as a film starring Tom Cruise. Won 2 Oscars - Best Director and Best Film Editing.
Rosalind Wiseman
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Mean Girls (2004)
Based on the 2002 book 'Queen Bees & Wannabes'
Rubin Carter
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Hurricane (1999)
Based on the 1975 book 'The 16th Round'. Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was discharged from the military after 4 Court Martials but the movie shows him as a returning hero.
Rudyard Kipling
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Jungle Book (1967)
Based on the 1894 book. The vultures are a homage to the Beatles.
Ruth Rendell
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
A Judgment in Stone (1986)
Based on the 1977 book
Scott Spencer
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Waking the Dead (2000)
Based on the 1986 book
Scott Turow
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Presumed Innocent (1990)
Based on the 1987 book
Sebastian Junger
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Based on the non-fiction book 'The Perfect Storm' about the 1991 Halloween Nor'easter that hit North America in October 1991. The movie starred George Clooney
Sheila Burnford
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Based on the 1961 book 'Homeward Bound'
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Lost World (1998)
Based on the 1912 book
Sir Walter Scott
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Rob Roy (1995)
Based on the 1817 book
Stephen Coonts
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Flight of the Intruder (1991)
Based on the 1986 book. Starred Danny Glover and Willem Defoe
Stephen King
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Children of the Corn (1984)
Based on the story
Stephen King
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Based on the 2001 book
Stephen King
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Green Mile (1999)
Based on the 1996 book
Stephen King
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Misery (1990)
Based on the 1987 book
Stephen King
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Pet Sematary (1989)
Based on the 1983 book
Stephen King
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Based on the story 'Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption'
Stephen King
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Shining (1980)
Based on the 1977 book
Stan Lee
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Fantastic Four (2005)
Based on the comic
Stan Lee
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Hulk (2003)
Based on the comic 'The Incredible Hulk'
Stan Lee
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Spider-Man (2002)
Based on the comic
Susanna Kaysen
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Girl Interrupted (1999)
Based on the 1993 book. Won an Oscar for Angelina Jolie for Best Supporting Actress.
Sven Hassel
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Misfit Brigade (1987)
Based on the 1977 book
Sydney Schanberg
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Killing Fields (1984)
Based on the 1985 book 'The Death and Life of Dith Pran'
Sylvia Nasar
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Based on the 1998 book
Ted Lewis
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Get Carter (2000)
Based on the 1970 book 'Jack's Return Home'
Thomas Hardy
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Jude (1996)
Based on the 1895 book 'Jude the Obscure'
Thomas Harris
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Hannibal (2001)
Based on the 1999 book
Thomas Harris
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Red Dragon (2002)
Based on the 1981 book
Thomas Harris
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Based on the 1988 book. Won 5 Oscars including Best Actor and Actress, Best Picture. Anthony Hopkins described his voice for Hannibal Lecter as "a combination of Truman Capote and Katherine Hepburn”.
Thomas Keneally
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Schindler's List (1993)
Based on the 1982 book. Won 7 Oscars including Best Director, Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress. Steven Spielberg was not paid for this film - he refused to accept a salary citing that it would be "blood money".
Thomas Mallory
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Excalibur (1981)
Based on the book 'Morte d'Arthur'
Tina Turner
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
What's Love Go To Do With It (1993)
Based on the story 'I, Tina: My Life'
Tom Clancy
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Based on the 1984 book
Tom Clancy
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Patriot Games (1992)
Based on the 1987 book
Tom DeSanto
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
X-Men (2000)
Based on the story
Tom Wolfe
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Based on the 1987 book
Umberto Eco
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Name of the Rose (1986)
Based on the 1983 book. Christian Slater was only 15 when he did his first nude scene in this film. Starred Sean Connery, Christian Slater and Valentina Vargas. Won 2 BAFTA Awards
Victor Hugo
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Based on the 1888 book 'Notre-Dame de Paris'
Victor Hugo
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Les Miserables (1998)
Based on the book
Vikas Swarup
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Based on his novel 'Q&A'
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Lolita (1997)
Based on the 1955 book
Walter Lord
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
A Night to Remember (1958)
The movie depicts the sinking of the Titanic. Starred Kenneth Moore, Ronald Allen and Jill Dixon. Won a Golden Globe for Best English Language Foreign Film
Walter Tevis
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Color of Money (1986)
Based on the 1984 book
Warren Adler
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The War of the Roses (1989)
Based on the 1981 book 'War of the Roses'
Washington Irving
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Based on the story 'The Legend of Sleeping Hollow'. It really was Johnny Depp being dragged after the coach - he wore a type of protective armour under his costume.
William Golding
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Lord of the Flies (1990)
Based on the 1954 book
William Harrison
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Based on the 1982 book 'Burton and Speke'
William Makepeace Thackeray
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Vanity Fair (2004)
Based on the book
William Nicholson
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Shadowlands (1993)
Based on the 1989 book. A biography of C.S. Lewis and his love affair with poet Joy Gresham. Starred Anthony Hopkins, Deborah Winger and Joseph Mazzello.
William Shakespeare
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Based on the play 'The Taming of the Shrew'
William Shakespeare
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)
Based on the play
William Steig
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Shrek (2001)
Based on the 1990 book
William Styron
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Based on the 1979 book. Won an Oscar for Best Actress. Starred Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline.
Winston Groom
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Forrest Gump (1994)
Won 6 Oscars including Best Actor Tom Hanks, Best Motion Picture
Wladyslow Szpilman
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Pianist (2002)
Based on the 1999 book
W. P. Kinsella
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Field of Dreams (1989)
Based on the 1982 book 'Shoeless Joe'


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