Books Turned Into Films

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People who love reading are frequently disappointed by the movie versions of their favorite books. There have been some great films made from books, but typically, movie versions of books tend to frustrate readers because they are not just like the book. When a film director works from an adapted screenplay, the results are not the same as reading the book, for various reasons. For example, a film that precisely follows a novel likely would be too long for most audiences to sit through at a single showing, so some things must be left out. Also, a book can easily convey things to the reader that are much more difficult for a movie to convey, such as background information about the setting, the history and nature of characters’ relationships or even what characters are thinking at certain times.

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“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

 

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“The Bourne Identity”

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“Hunting for” Red October “

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“Jurassic Park”

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“Jaws”

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“The Firm”

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“The Da Vinci Code”

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“The Shining”

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“The Hunger Games”

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“The Lord of the Rings”

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“All the President’s Men”

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“Life of Pi”

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“Twilight”

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“Harry Potter”

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“Gone With the Wind”

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“James Bond”

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“The Great Gatsby”

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