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From book to film: Kamal Haasan recommends

In Books, Lists, Movies on ஜூலை 1, 2009 at 3:11 முப

Earlier: Best Tamil Movie Screenplays according to Kamal Haasan « 10 Hot

1. Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand has a few film versions, the notable ones starred Jose Ferrer (1950) and Gerard Depardieu (1990).

2. Spartacus the Howard Fast novel was turned into a screenplay by Dalton Trumbo and directed by Stanley Kubrick

3. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess was turned into a screenplay for Kubrick.

4. The Last Temptation of Christ, a novel by Nikos Kazantzakis, was translated to film by Scorsese.

5. Being There, a novel by Jerzy Kosinski, was turned into a screenplay by Kosinski directed by Hal Ashby

6. Trainspotting, the novel by Irvine Welsh, was adapted by John Hodge for Danny Boyle’s film

7. Perfume, the novel by Patrick Suskind, was rewritten by Tom Tykwer for film

8. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a novel by Ian Fleming, was turned into a screenplay by Roald Dahl and Ken Hughes.

9. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was a short story by F Scott Fitzgerald, which was fleshed out as a screenplay by Eric Roth for David Fincher’s film.

10. Forrest Gump by Winston Groom was a novel turned into film by Groom and Eric Roth.

11. Marathon Man, a novel by William Goldman, turned into a screenplay by Goldman himself.

12. Magic, a novel by William Goldman, was turned into a screenplay by the author and directed by Richard Attenborough

13. Bram Stoker’s Dracula was turned into a screenplay by James V Hart for Francis Ford Coppola

14. And of course, The Godfather, a novel by Mario Puzo, was translated to film as the Godfather trilogy, written by Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola.

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