Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Films I didn't know were based on Books

Requiem for a Dream (directed by Darren Arnofsky) was based on a book of the same name by Hubert Selby, Jr.

Cosmopolis (directed by David Cronenberg) was based on Don DeLillo's novel.

A Dangerous Method (directed by David Cronenberg). The screenplay was adapted by writer Christopher Hampton from his 2002 stage play The Talking Cure, which was based on the 1993 non-fiction book by John Kerr, A Most Dangerous Method: The story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein.

There will be Blood (directed by Paul Thomas Anderson) is based on Oil! - a novel by Upton Sinclair.

Psycho (directed by Alfred Hitchcock). The screenplay by Joseph Stefano is based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch. The novel was loosely inspired by the crimes of Wisconsin murderer and grave robber Ed Gein, who lived just 40 miles from Bloch.

A History of Violence (directed by David Cronenberg) is an adaptation of the 1997 graphic novel of the same name by John Wagner and Vince Locke

Cruel Intentions (directed by Roger Kumble) is an adaptation of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, written by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos in 1782

Seeping Beauty (directed by Julia Leigh) was inspired (if not loosely based) on House of the Sleeping Beauties - a 1961 novella by the Japanese author Yasunari Kawabata

The Skin I live In (directed by Pedro Almodóvar) is based on Thierry Jonquet's novel Mygale, first published in French and then in English under the title Tarantula.

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