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100 Classic Books Made Into Films


studio publicity photo of actress Mary Charleson and actor Henry B. Walthall 'going over the script' - guessing: circa 1918            

2-volume Kindle set

100 novels, A to Z

books that should be movies

525 adaptations

other adaptations

novels into film

links


This page was created based on a nifty 2-volume set for Kindle containing (mostly public domain) novels
that were made into feature films, the majority by Hollywood but also in the U.K. and elsewhere.
The two Kindle books are $2.99 each {sic} and this '100 Classics' Page will eventually be expanded to display
Amazon links for the books on paper or Kindle or both, and videos & DVDs & Blu-ray product for each film,
and information from the Internet Movie Database, plus Wikipedia and other related links.

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Two-Volume Kindle Set

100 Classic Books Made Into Movies formatted for Kindle  "50 Classic Books Made Into Movies: Volume 1" for Kindle [2011]
Kindle Edition from Golgotha Press [4/2011] for 2.99 {sic}
Includes 50 (mostly public domain) novels that were made into motion pictures; titles include: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", "The Adventures of Pinocchio", "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", "Aladdin and The Wonderful Lamp", "Alice In Wonderland", "Anne of Green Gables", "Beauty and The Beast", "Black Beauty", "The Blue Lagoon", "Captain Blood", "Dracula", "Fanny Hill", "Heidi", "Ivanhoe", "The Jungle Book", "The Last of The Mohicans", "The Phantom of The Opera", "The Prisoner of Zenda", "The Scarlet Letter", "Sleeping Beauty", "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", "Tarzan of The Apes", "Tess of The d'Urbervilles", "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea", "Vanity Fair", "War of The Worlds", "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", "Wuthering Heights", and 21 more; authors include: Jane Austen, L. Frank Baum, Emily Bronte, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lewis Carroll, Wilkie Collins, Joseph Conrad, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (2), Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling (2), Jack London (4), Somerset Maugham, Johnston McCulley, Rafael Sabatini, Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker (2), Mark Twain (2), Jules Verne (2), H.G. Wells, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde, and many more
100 Classic Books Made Into Movies formatted for Kindle  "50 Classic Books Made Into Movies: Volume 2" for Kindle [2011]
Kindle Edition from Golgotha Press [4/2011] for 2.99 {sic}
Includes 50 (mostly public domain) novels that were made into motion pictures; titles include: "A Christmas Carol", "A Little Princess", "A Tale of Two Cities", "The Adventures of Peter Pan", "The Call of Cthulhu", "The First Men In The Moon", "The Four Feathers", "Frankenstein", "Green Mansions", "Gulliver's Travels", "Heart of Darkness", "The Hound of The Baskervilles", "Howard's End", "The Island of Doctor Moreau", "Kidnapped", "Kim", "King Solomon's Mines", "Little Women", "Madame Bovary", "The Murders In The Rue Morgue", "My Antonia", "The Mysterious Affair At Styles" {Hercule Poirot}, "Pollyanna", "Pride and Prejudice", "Prince and The Pauper", "Rip van Winkle", "Robinson Crusoe", "The Secret Garden", "Sense and Sensibility", "Silas Marner", "Ten Days That Shook The World", "The Thirty-Nine Steps", "The Time Machine", "Treasure Island "The Wind In The Willows", "The Winning of Barbara Worth", and 14 more; authors include: Edwin A. Abbott, Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen (3), James M. Barrie, John Buchan, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Willa Cather, Agatha Christie (2), Joseph Conrad, Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens (2), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Theodore Dreiser, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gustave Flaubert, E.M. Forster, Kenneth Grahame, H. Rider Haggard, Jerome K. Jerome, Rudyard Kipling, H.P. Lovecraft, A.E.W. Mason, Edgar Allan Poe, John Reed, Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson (2), Jonathan Swift, Booth Tarkington, Mark Twain, H.G. Wells (3), Edith Wharton (2), Harold Bell Wright, and many more


100 Classic Novels, A to Z
Details are important: Two books are listed on both Kindle volumes, so that makes only 98 works below;
also, a few of the literary works here are short stories or novellas or stageplays.

"A Christmas Carol" [1843 novella] by Charles Dickens [1812-70]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Christmas_Carol

"The Muppet Christmas Carol" [1992]
http://www.amazon.com/Muppet-Christmas-Carol-Kermits-Anniversary/dp/B000ATQYT2/

Disney's A Christmas Carol 2009 animated movie  "A Christmas Carol" animated feature [Disney Nov 2009]
The classic Charles Dickens tale, set in Victorian England. Co-produced, adapted & directed by Robert Zemeckis; voices include Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright Penn, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes & Bob Hoskins
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available; full credits at IMDb

"A Little Princess" [1905] by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1849-1924]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Little_Princess

"A Room With A View" [1908] by E.M. Forster [1879-1970]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Room_with_a_View

"A Tale of Two Cities" [1859] by Charles Dickens [1812-70]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Tale_of_Two_Cities
Book is the #1 bestselling novel worldwide, followed by "The Little Prince" [1943] by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,
the combined "The Lord of The Rings" novel trilogy [1954-55], and "The Hobbit" [1937].

"Adventure" [1911] by Jack London [1876-1916]
filmed as "Adventure" [1925]

"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" [1885] by Mark Twain [1835-1910]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventures_of_Huckleberry_Finn

see also Spirit of America Bookstore's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" 1885 Novel & Movies Page

"The Adventures of Peter Pan" [1911?] by Sir James M. Barrie [1860-1937]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Pan_and_Wendy

"The Adventures of Pinocchio" [1883] by C. Collodi [1826-90]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Pinocchio

"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" [12 stories 1892]
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1859-1930]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Sherlock_Holmes

see also BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's Sherlock Holmes Film Festival

"Adventures of Tom Sawyer" [1876] by Mark Twain [1835-1910]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventures_of_Tom_Sawyer

"The Age of Innocence" [1920] by Edith Wharton [1862-1937]
won the Pulitzer Prize for The Novel in 1921
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Age_of_Innocence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Age_of_Innocence_(1934_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Age_of_Innocence_(film)

"Aladdin and The Wonderful Lamp" [Middle-Eastern folk tale]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Thousand_and_One_Nights

"Alice Adams" [1921] by Booth Tarkington [1869-1946]
won the Pulitzer Prize for The Novel in 1922
1923 film based on the novel by Booth Tarkington
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Adams_(film) [1935]

listed #1 on American Mensa mini-survey to  choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)  BLUE CHECK: listed #78 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #54 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" [1865]
by Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson 1832-98]

filmed as "Alice In Wonderland" [1903 silent film]
filmed as "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" [1910 silent film] directed by Edwin Stanton Porter
filmed as "Alice In Wonderland" [1915 silent film] directed by W.W. Young
filmed as "Alice In Wonderland" [1931 sound film] directed by Bud Pollard
filmed as "Alice In Wonderland" [1933 film] directed by Norman Z. McLeod
filmed as "Alice In Wonderland" [1949 film] live-action/stop motion animation, directed by Lou Bunin
filmed as "Alice In Wonderland" [Walt Disney 1951] traditional animation
filmed as "Alice In Wonderland" [1955] live television adaptation of the 1932 Broadway version of the novel
filmed as "Alice In Wonderland" animated TV movie [Hanna-Barbera 1966] with Janet Waldo as Alice
filmed as "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" [1972] starring Fiona Fullerton as Alice
filmed as "Alice In Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Comedy" [] starring Kristine DeBell
filmed as "Dreamchild" [1985 TV film] by Dennis Potter
filmed as "Alice In Wonderland" [1986 TV program] on BBC starring Kate Dorning
filmed as "Alice" [1988] stop motion animation and live action by Jan Švankmajer
filmed as "Malice In Wonderland" [2009 film]
filmed as "Alice In Wonderland" [Disney 2010] directed by Tim Burton
with Mia Wasikowska as Alice

"An American Tragedy" [1925] by Theodore Dreiser [1871-1945]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_American_Tragedy
Dreiser strongly disapproved of the 1931 Paramount film version directed by Josef von Sternberg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Place_in_the_Sun_(film)
adapted into a musical stageplay by Charles Strouse; performed at Muhlenberg College in March 2010

listed #4 on American Mensa mini-survey to  choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #39 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Anne of Green Gables" [1908] by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1874-1942]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Green_Gables

filmed as "Anne of Green Gables" [1919 silent] adapted by Frances Marion, directed by William Desmond Taylor;
starred Mary Miles Minter as Anne {this film is considered lost}
filmed as "Anne of Green Gables" [1934] directed by George Nichols Jr.; starring Dawn O'Day as Anne Shirley
filmed as "Anne of Green Gables" {1956 musical?] for television; starred Toby Tarnow as Anne
filmed as "Anne of Green Gables" [1972] 5-part British TV mini-series, with Kim Braden as Anne
filmed as "Anne of Avonlea" [1975] 4-part British TV mini-series with Kim Braden as Anne
filmed as "Anne of Green Gables" [1985] CBC 4-hour TV mini series, with Megan Follows as Anne
filmed as "Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel" [CBC/Disney Channel 1987]
filmed as "Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story" [2000] TV miniseries loosely based upon the novels

"At The Earth's Core" [1914] by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1875-1950]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_the_Earth%27s_Core_(novel)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_the_Earth%27s_Core_(film)

"Beauty and The Beast" [folk tale first published 1740]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauty_and_the_Beast

filmed as "La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and The Beast)" [France 1946] directed by Jean Cocteau
filmed as "Beauty and The Beast" [1962] directed by Edward L. Cahn, featuring Meg Wyllie
filmed as "Beauty and The Beast" [Hallmark Hall of Fame 1976] starring George C. Scott & Trish Van Devere
filmed as "Skønheden og Udyret (Beauty and The Beast)" [Denmark 1983] directed by Nils Malmros
filmed as "Beauty and The Beast" episode of "Faerie Tale Theatre" [1984]
filmed as "Beauty and The Beast" musical film [1987] starring Rebecca De Mornay & John Savage
filmed as "Beauty and The Beast" animated feature [Disney 1991]
"Beauty and The Beast" Broadway musical based on the Disney film []
filmed as "Beauty and The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas" [Disney 1997 video release]
filmed as "Beauty and The Beast" animated feature [Golden Films 1992 film]
filmed as "Beauty and The Beast" [2003] starring Jane March & William Gregory Lee

PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  "Black Beauty" [1877] by Anna Sewell [1820-78]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Beauty

filmed as "Black Beauty" [1921] directed by Edward H. Griffith
filmed as "Black Beauty" [1933]
filmed as "Black Beauty" [1946] directed by Max Nosseck /tt0038361/
filmed as "Courage of Black Beauty" [1957] starring Johnny Crawford
filmed as "Black Beauty" [1971] directed by James Hill
filmed as "The Adventures of Black Beauty" TV series [1972-74]
filmed as "Black Beauty" TV mini-series [1978]
filmed as "Black Beauty" animated TV special [Hanna-Barbera 1978]
filmed as "Black Beauty" TV movie [1987] /tt0786937/
filmed as "Black Beauty" [1994 film] directed by Caroline Thompson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Beauty_(1994_film)
see also "Docs Keepin Time" [] about the horse that starred as Black Beauty

"The Blue Lagoon: A Romance" [1898] by Henry de Vere Stacpoole [1863-1951]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Lagoon_(novel)

filmed as "The Blue Lagoon" [1923 silent film] directed by W. Bowden & Dick Cruickshanks
filmed as "The Blue Lagoon" [1949] directed by Frank Launder, starring Jean Simmons & Donald Houston
filmed as "The Blue Lagoon" [1980] directed by Randal Kleiser, starring Brooke Shields & Christopher Atkins
announced 12/2011: "The Blue Lagoon" (Lifetime Network 2012?] a 'contemporary remake' of the 1980 movie

sequel "The Garden of God" [1923] by Henry de Vere Stacpoole [1863-1951]
filmed as "Return to the Blue Lagoon" [1991] starring Milla Jovovich & Brian Krause

sequel "The Gates of Morning" [1925] by Henry de Vere Stacpoole [1863-1951]

"The Call of Cthulhu" [short story 1928] by H.P. Lovecraft [1890-1937]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Call_of_Cthulhu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Call_of_Cthulhu_(film)
http://www.cthulhulives.org/cocmovie/

PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  "The Call of The Wild" [1903 novella] by Jack London [1876-1916]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Call_of_the_Wild

filmed as "The Call of he Wild" [1908 silent short]
filmed as "Call of The Wild" [1923]
filmed as "The Call of The Wild" [1935] starring Clark Gable
filmed as "The Call of The Wild" [1972]
filmed as "Il Richiamo del Lupo" [Italy 1975]
filmed as "Jack London's Call of The Wild" [1975] starring Charlton Heston
filmed as "The Call of The Wild" TV movie [Family Channel 1997] /tt0118811/ starring Rutger Hauer
filmed as "Call of The Wild" [2009]

"Captain Blood" [1922] by Rafael Sabatini [1875-1950]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Blood_(novel)
Captain Blood novels  "Captain Blood: His Odyssey" [1922 novel]
Penguin Classics 7¾x5 pb [12/2002] for $10.01
Dover 8¼x5¼ pb [1/2005] for $6.95
W.W. Norton 8¾x6 pb [7/2002] for $11.16
Wildside Press 9x6 pb [8/2002] for $19.95
Wildside Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [8/2002] for $29.95
"Captain Blood Returns" [1931 novel] aka "The Chronicles of Captain Blood"
House of Stratus pb [7/2002] for $9.95
Ballantine mass pb [4/76] out of print/used
Amereon 8¾x6 hardcover [3/78] for $25.95
"The Fortunes of Captain Blood" [1936 novel]
House of Stratus pb [10/2001] for $9.95
Amereon hardcover [5/79] for $23.95

Captain Blood video  
Captain Blood poster  
"Captain Blood"  [Warner Bros. Dec 1935]
A British surgeon is wrongly condemned to slavery in the Caribbean; he escapes and steals a ship and becomes a pirate. Directed by Michael Curtiz; based on the 1922 Rafael Sabatini novel; starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone, Ross Alexander, Guy Kibbee & J. Carrol Naish; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script, Best Score
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
DVD includes the documentary short "Captain Blood: A Swashbuckler Is Born [2005]"
Warner b&w DVD [4/2005] for $14.98
Warner b&w VHS [5/2001] out of stock/used
RCA filmscore by Korngold CD [6/91] for $10.99
Soundtrack Factory CD [7/2000] for $13.98

11"x17" movie poster available at AllPosters.com

Fortunes of Captain Blood & Captain Pirate  "Fortunes of Captain Blood" and "Captain Pirate"
"Fortunes" is a sequel to Errol Flynn's "Captain Blood", and "Captain Pirate"
(is a color remake script by two of the same writers)

Sony DVD [6/2006] 2 disks for $17.99
"Fortunes of Captain Blood" [Columbia May 1950]: Directed by Gordon Douglas; starring Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, George Macready, Alfonso Bedoya & Dona Drake
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
"Captain Pirate" [Columbia Aug 1952]: Directed by Ralph Murphy; starring Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, John Sutton, Charles Irwin & George Givot
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" [short story 1922]
by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1896-1940]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Curious_Case_of_Benjamin_Button_(short_story)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Curious_Case_of_Benjamin_Button_(film)

"The Curse of Capistrano" [1919 novella] by Johnston McCulley [1883-1958]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Curse_of_Capistrano

Curse of Capistrano novella by Johnston McCulley  
"The Curse of Capistrano" [Grosset & Dunlap 1919]
a rewrite of the five 'El Zorro' magazine stories as a novella

Dodo Press 8¾x6 pb [10/2008] for $19.99
CreateSpace 10x7 pb [2/2010] for $10.08

The Mark of Zorro 1920 movie starring Douglas Fairbanks  "The Mark of Zorro" [United Artists Nov 1920]
El Zorro, masked champion of the people, resists the oppressive colonial government in old Spanish California – he appears out of nowhere with flashing sword and athletic abandon, scarring the faces of evildoers with his mark. Villainous Captain Ramon is in competition with wealthy but effete Don Diego and dashing Zorro for the affections of beautiful Lolita, and he decides to put the damsel in distress to draw Zorro into the open.
Co-produced by & starring Douglas Fairbanks, directed by Fred Niblo; also starring Noah Beery Sr., Marguerite De La Motte, Robert McKim, Walt Whitman, Sidney De Gray & Tote Du Crow
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" poster available for $14.99 at AllPosters.com
Reel Enterprises b&w DVD-R [11/2006] for $9.95
A2Zcds.com Enhanced DVD [8/2009] for $14.95
Rialto Media DVD 'featuring original 1920 score' [12/2007] for $17.98
Image Ent. b&w DVD [1/99] for $22.49
Delta {shortened} DVD [11/2005] out of prodn/used
United American Video b&w VHS [6/89] out of prodn/used
The Mark of Zorro 1940 sound movie starring Tyrone Power  "The Mark of Zorro" [Fox Nov 1940]
A talented swordsman & aristocrat returns from Madrid to Mexican California to find that his father is replaced as alcalde by an oppressive tyrant; hiding his abilities, young Don Diego assumes the persona of a fop – and then secretly rides as the masked avenger El Zorro. Executive produced by Darryl F. Zanuck; directed by Rouben Mamoulian; starring Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard, Eugene Pallette, J. Edward Bromberg, Montagu Love, George Regas, Chris-Pin Martin, Robert Lowery & Janet Beecher; listed on the National Film Registry (2009)
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Fox Special Edition DVD {both colorized and restored b&w versions} [10/2005] for $12.49
Fox b&w DVD [10/2003] out of prodn/used
Fox b&w VHS [4/93] out of prodn/many used
11"x17" 'embrace' poster {at left} available for $14.99 at AllPosters.com
11"x17" 'mask' poster available for $14.99 at AllPosters.com

more Zorro stuff (movies, two TV series, synopses, books, posters) is on
Readers of The Purple Sage Western Bookstore's 'El Zorro' Page

"Dracula" [1897] by Bram Stoker
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula

filmed as "Bram Stoker's Dracula" [1992] /tt0103874/ directed by Francis Ford Coppola
"Making Bram Stoker's Dracula" [1992 TV] /tt0263696/

"Ethan Frome" [1911] by Pulitzer-winner Edith Wharton [1862-1937]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Frome
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Frome_(film) [1993]

"Fanny Hill: Memoirs of A Woman of Pleasure" [1748]
by John Cleland [1709-89]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_Hill

filmed as "Fanny Hill" [USA/West Germany 1964] by sexploitation director Russ Meyer
filmed as "The Notorious Daughter of Fanny Hill" [1966]
filmed as "Fanny Hill" [Sweden 1968] directed by Mac Ahlberg
filmed as "Fanny Hill" [West Germany/UK, 1983] starring Lisa Foster, Oliver Reed, Wilfrid Hyde-White
filmed as "Paprika" [Italy 1991] directed by Tinto Brass
filmed as "Fanny Hill" [1995] directed by Valentine Palmer
"Fanny Hill" off-Broadway musical [2006] libretto & score by Ed Dixon
filmed as "Fanny Hill" [BBC-TV 2007] written by Andrew Davies, starring Rebecca Night

"Far From The Madding Crowd" [serial 1874, novels 1895 & 1901]
by Thomas Hardy [1840-1928]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_from_the_Madding_Crowd

London stage adaptation [1882] written by Hardy with J. Comyns Carr; starred Marion Terry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_from_the_Madding_Crowd_(1915_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_from_the_Madding_Crowd_(1967_film) directed by John Schlesinger
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_from_the_Madding_Crowd_(1998_film)

"The First Men In The Moon" [1901]
by H.G. Wells [1866-1946]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_First_Men_in_the_Moon

filmed as "Voyage To The Moon" 14-minute silent short [France Sept 1902]
jointly adapted from Jules Verne's "From The Earth To The Moon"
by cinema pioneer Georges Méliès [1861-1938]
___   full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
view version 1 [11:18 at 20fps] for free at Internet Archive
view version 2 [accented English narration; 11:48] for free at Internet Archive

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_First_Men_in_the_Moon_(1919_film) /tt0193947/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Men_in_the_Moon_(1964_film) /tt0058100/
with SFX by Ray Harryhausen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO9XjCM6tB8 [3:23]
http://www.amazon.com/H-G-Wells-First-Men-Moon/dp/B00005Y6XR/

filmed as "The First Men In The Moon" [1997 featurette] /tt0197466/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_First_Men_in_the_Moon_(2010_film) = BBC-TV movie /tt1535107/

filmed as "The First Men In The Moon in 3-D" [filmed 2010, not released?]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hUQZCiFS6A [3:18]
www.TheFirstMenInTheMoon.com

"Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions"
[1884 satirical novella] by Edwin A. Abbott [1838-1926]
Flatland 1884 novella by Edwin A. Abbott   Echo Library Illustrated Edition 9x5¾ pb [10/2007] for $9.90
Dover Thrift 8x5 pb [9/92] for $2.00
Dover Thrift 8x5½ pb [3/75] out of print/many, many used
Signet Classic mass pb [6/64] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia

"Flatland" 11-minute short [1965]
Directed by Eric Martin; narrated by Dudley Moore; VHS/DVD not available; credits from IMDb

"Flatland" 22-minute short [1982]
Directed by Michele Emmer; VHS/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

Flatland feature video  "Flatland: The Film" 98-minute video release [indep 2007]
The two-dimensional population of Flatland reaches two crises at the same time: a rise in martial law ordered by the circular leaders of government, and the arrival of a sphere, a seemingly-magical 3-dimensional being who establishes a business called Messiah, Inc. Directed by Ladd Ehlinger Jr.; written by Tom Whalen, based on Edwin Abbott's 1884 novella
self-publd widescreen color DVD [2007] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
Flatland short video  "Flatland: The Movie" 34-minute short [indep 2007]
A young girl living in a two-dimensional world decides to 'think outside the box', and her very life is soon in jeopardy. Co-directed & co-written by Dano Johnson & Jeffrey Travis; co-written by Seth Caplan; based on Edwin Abbott's 1884 novella; voices by Kristen Bell, Lee Eddy, Joe Estevez, Tony Hale, Martin Sheen & Michael York
Flat World Prodns color DVD [2007] for $22.77
available at IndieFlix: School Edition on DVD for $159.95 {sic}
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site {other purchase options}

"The Four Feathers" [1902] by A.E.W. Mason [1865-1948]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Feathers

"The Four Just Men" [1905] by Edgar Wallace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Just_Men_(book)
filmed as "The Four Just Men" [1921 silent film]
filmed as "The Four Just Men" [1939] /tt0033031/
filmed as "The Four Just Men" TV series [1959] /tt0052468/

"Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus" [1818]
by Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley [1797-1851]

"Green Mansions: A Romance of The Tropical Forest" [1904]
by W.H. Hudson [1841-1922]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Mansions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Mansions_(film) starring Audrey Hepburn

"The Grizzly King: A Romance of The Wild" [1916] by James Oliver Curwood
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grizzly_King
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/10977
'inspiration for' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bear_(1988_film)

"Gulliver's Travels" [1726 & 1735] by Jonathan Swift [1667-1745]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulliver%27s_Travels

"Heart of Darkness" [serial 1899, novella 1902]
by Joseph Conrad [1857-1924]

filmed as a 90-minute episode of "Playhouse 90" [CBS-TV 1958] written by Stewart Stern,
staring Roddy McDowall as Marlow and Boris Karloff as Kurtz, with Inga Swenson & Eartha Kitt


Apocalypse Now poster  "Apocalypse Now" [Zoetrope Aug 1979]
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, script by John Milius, based on the 1902 novella by Joseph Conrad; starring Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Harrison Ford & Frederic Forrest; won Oscars for Cinematography & Sound, nominated for Best Picture, Director, Script, Supporting Actor, Editing & Art Direction • full credits from IMDb"Redux" [2001] release info at IMDb
LionsGate widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2010] 3 disks for $41.99
Elektra soundtrack CD [8/88] 2 disks out of prodn/used
"Apocalypse Now" posters at AllPosters.com
"Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier" DVD box set [2006]
Paramount widescreen color DVD [8/2006] 2 disks for $13.99
includes the complete 1981 release and the complete 2001 'Redux' release, plus extra features

more details (synopsis, books, re-release, posters, links) on
Magic Lantern's "Apocalypse Now" 1979 Movie Page


produced on stage as "Kurtz" by the Crossroads Theatre Company in Sydney, Australia in 1991
written by Larry Buttrose; broadcast by the Vision Australia Radio Network in August 2011 and by
the Radio Print Handicapped Network of Australia

filmed as "Heart of Darkness" [T.N.T. March 1993]
directed by Nicolas Roeg, starring Tim Roth as Marlow and John Malkovich as Kurtz

"Heart of Darkness: The Opera" [2011] at the Royal Opera House in London, U.K.
by composer Tarik O'Regan and librettist Tom Phillips

"Heidi" [1880] by Johanna Spyri [1827-1901]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidi

filmed as "Heidi" [1937] starring Shirley Temple
http://www.amazon.com/Heidi-Shirley-Temple/dp/B000FKPDWK/
filmed as "Heidi" [Sweden/Swiss 1952] directed by Luigi Comencini, starring Elsbeth Sigmund
sequel "Heidi and Peter" [Sweden/Swiss 1955] directed by Franz Schnyder, also starring Elsbeth Sigmund
published as non-Broadway "Heidi: A Musical Play" [1959]
music by Clay Warnick, adapted by William Friedberg with Neil Simon
filmed as "Heidi" TV movie [1968] starring Jennifer Edwards, Maximillian Schell, Michael Redgrave

filmed as "Heidi, Girl of The Alps" 52-episode anime TV series [Japan 1974]
directed by Isao Takahata /tt0070968/
which was compiled as English-dubbed feature film "The Story of Heidi" [no info]

filmed as "Heidi" [BBC-TV 1974] starring Emma Blake /tt0228374/
filmed as "Heidi" 26-episode Swiss/German TV series [1978] starring Katia Polletin

filmed as "The New Adventures of Heidi" 98-minute TV movie [1978] /tt0077984/
starring Katy Kurtzman, Burl Ives, John Gavin, Marlyn Mason, Sherrie Wills, Sean Marshall
http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Kurtzman-Marlyn-Sherrie-Marshall/dp/B000PSISJM/
http://www.amazon.com/New-Adventures-Heidi-Katy-Kurtzman/dp/B0000BVGPY/

filmed as "Heidi's Song" animated film [Hanna-Barbera 1982]
filmed as "Heidi" two-part TV miniseries [1993]
starring Noley Thornton, Jane Seymour, Jason Robards, Lexi Randall
filmed as "Heidi" animated film [1996]
filmed as "Heidi" animated film [2005]
filmed as "Heidi" [2005] live action film directed by Paul Marcus

"The Hound of The Baskervilles" [serial 1901, novel 1902]
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

see also BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's Sherlock Holmes Film Festival

"The House of Mirth" [1905] by Pulitzer-winner Edith Wharton [1862-1937]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_of_Mirth

"Howard's End" [1910] by E.M. Forster [1879-1970]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard%27s_End
filmed for television [1970] starring Leo Genn, Sarah-Jane Gwillim, Glenda Jackson
filmed in 1992 starring Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Anthony Hopkins

"The Island of Doctor Moreau" [1896] by H.G. Wells [1866-1946]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Island_of_Doctor_Moreau

"Ivanhoe" [1820] by Sir Walter Scott [1771-1832]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivanhoe

"The Jewel of Seven Stars" [1903] by Bram Stoker [1847-1912]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jewel_of_Seven_Stars
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/3781

"Journey To The Center of The Earth" [1864] by Jules Verne [1828-1905]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Journey_to_the_Center_of_the_Earth
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/3748

"Jude The Obscure" [1895] by Thomas Hardy [1840-1928]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jude_the_Obscure

PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  "The Jungle Book" [stories 1893, book 1894] by Rudyard Kipling [1865-1936]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jungle_Book
"The Second Jungle Book" [1895]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Second_Jungle_Book

"Kidnapped" [serial & book 1886] by Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-94]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidnapped_(novel)
sequel "Catriona / David Balfour" [1893]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catriona_(novel)

"Kim" [serial 1900, book 1901] by Rudyard Kipling [1865-1936]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_(novel)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_(film) [1950] starring Errol Flynn
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_(TV_film) [1984] starring Peter O'Toole

"King Solomon's Mines" [1885] by H. Rider Haggard [1856-1925]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Solomon%27s_Mines
http://www.archive.org/details/kingsolomonsmin00hagggoog
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2166

"The Last of The Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757" [1826]
by James Fenimore Cooper [1789-1851]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_of_The_Mohicans
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/940

listing of "The Last of The Mohicans" movies
at the 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Native American Film Festival

PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  "Little Women" [1868-69] by Louisa May Alcott [1832-88]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Women

filmed as "Little Women" [1933] starring Katharine Hepburn & Joan Bennett
filmed as "Little Women" [1949] starring Elizabeth Taylor & June Allyson
filmed as "Little Women" [1978] starring Meredith Baxter & Susan Dey
filmed as "Little Women" animated TV series [Japan 1981]
filmed as "Little Women" animated TV series [Japan 1987]
filmed as "Little Women" [1994] starring Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Women_(opera) [1998]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Women_(musical) [Broadway 2005]

"Lord Jim" [serial 1899, novel 1900] by Joseph Conrad [1857-1924]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Jim

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Jim_(1925_film) directed by Victor Fleming
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Jim_(1965_film) directed by Richard Brooks, starring Peter O'Toole

"The Lost World" [1912 novel] by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1859-1930]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_World_(Conan_Doyle_novel)

filmed as "The Lost World" [1925 silent feature]
filmed as "The Lost World" [1960] set in Venezuela, produced & directed by Irwin Allen
filmed as "The Lost World" [1992] set in Africa
filmed as "The Lost World" [1998] set in Mongolia
filmed as "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World" 66-episode PPV TV series [1999-2002]
filmed as "The Lost World" TV movie [BBC-TV 2001, A&E USA 2002]

"Madame Bovary" [1856] by Gustave Flaubert [1821-80]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_Bovary

filmed as "Madame Bovary" [1932] by Albert Ray
filmed as "Madame Bovary" [M.G.M. 1949] directed by Vincente Minnelli;
starring Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan, Gene Lockhart
filmed as "Madame Bovary" [BBC-TV 1964] adapted by Giles Cooper
remade as "Madame Bovary" [BBC-TV 1975] from the same script
"Madame Bovary" TV mini-series [BBC-TV 2000] starring Frances O'Connor, Hugh Bonneville, Hugh Dancy
filmed as "Madame Bovary" [France 1991] by Claude Chabrol, starring Isabelle Huppert
filmed as "Maya Memsaab" [India 1992] directed by Ketan Mehta

"The Man Who Would Be King" [1888 novella]
by Rudyard Kipling [1865-1936]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Would_Be_King
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Would_Be_King_(film) [1975]

"The Moonstone" [1868] by Wilkie Collins [1824-89]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Moonstone

filmed as "The Moonstone" [Monogram Pictures 1934]
filmed as "The Moonstone" TV series [BBC-TV 1959] starring James Hayter
filmed as "The Moonstone" [BBC-TV 1972, PBS USA ??] featuring Robin Ellis
filmed as "The Moonstone" TV movie [BBC-TV 1996]
commissioned by BBC-TV as a 3-hour mini-series for broadcast over Christmas 2012

"The Most Dangerous Game" [short story 1924] by Richard Connell [1893-1949]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Most_Dangerous_Game
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Most_Dangerous_Game_(film) [R.K.O. 1932]

"The Murders In The Rue Morgue" [short story 1841] by Edgar Allan Poe [1809-49]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Murders_in_the_Rue_Morgue

"My Antonia" [1918] by Willa Cather [1873-1947]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_%C3%81ntonia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Antonia_(film) [1995]
starring Jason Robards Jr., Eva Marie Saint, Neil Patrick Harris, Elina Löwensohn

"The Mysterious Affair At Styles" [1916] by Agatha Christie [1890-1976], the debut of Hercule Poirot
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mysterious_Affair_at_Styles

"Of Human Bondage" [1915] by Somerset Maugham [1874-1965]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Of_Human_Bondage

"Persuasion" [Dec 1817] by Jane Austen [1775-1817]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persuasion_(novel)

"The Phantom of The Opera" [1909-1910] by Gaston Leroux [1868-1927]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom_of_The_Opera

"The Picture of Dorian Gray" [1891] by Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray

"Pollyanna" [1913] by Eleanor H. Porter [1868-1920]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollyanna

"Pride and Prejudice" [1813] by Jane Austen [1775-1817]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_and_Prejudice

"The Prince and The Pauper" [1881] by Mark Twain [1835-1910]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_and_the_Pauper

"The Prisoner of Zenda" [1894] by Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins [1863-1933]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prisoner_of_Zenda

"Rip van Winkle: Legend of The Catskills" [short story 1819]
by Washington Irving [1783-1859]
Kindle book above includes the 1850 stageplay by Charles Burke [1822-54]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rip_Van_Winkle
http://www.archive.org/details/rip_van_winkle_1896 [4:29]

"Robinson Crusoe" [1719] by Daniel Defoe [c. 1660?-1731]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robinson_Crusoe

"The Scarlet Letter" [1850] by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1804-64]

"The Sea Wolf" [1904] by Jack London [1876-1916]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sea-Wolf
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1074

filmed as "The Sea Wolf" [1913 silent feature] /tt0003362/
filmed as "The Sea Wolf" [1920 silent feature] /tt0011672/
filmed as "The Sea Wolf" [1926 silent feature] /tt0017358/
filmed as "The Sea Wolf" [1930] /tt0021348/
filmed as "The Sea Wolf" [1941] starring Edward G. Robinson /tt0034162/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sea_Wolf_(1941_film)
filmed as "Barricade" Western feature [Warner Bros. Pictures March 1950] /tt0042230/
starring Dane Clark, Raymond Massey, Ruth Roman
filmed as "Wolf Larsen" [1958] starring Barry Sullivan & Peter Graves /tt0052402/
filmed as "Il Lupo dei Mari" [Italy 1975, USA 1978] starring Chuck Connors /tt0073323/
filmed as "Morskoy Volk" [Russia TV 1991] /tt0283763/
filmed as "The Sea Wolf" TV movie [Turner 1993] /tt0108061/ starring Charles Bronson
filmed as "The Sea Wolf" [Concorde-New Horizons 1997] /tt0120084/
filmed as "Der Seewolf" [Germany 2008] /tt1182323/
filmed as "Sea Wolf" TV mini-series [2009] /tt1215482/

"The Secret Adversary" [1922] by Agatha Christie [1890-1976]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Adversary

PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  "The Secret Garden" [serial 1910, novel 1911]
by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1849-1924]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Garden

filmed as "The Secret Garden" [Famous Players-Lasky 1919 lost silent film]
filmed as "The Secret Garden" [M.G.M. 1949] with Margaret O'Brien, Dean Stockwell, Brian Roper
filmed as "The Secret Garden" TV movie [Hallmark Hall of Fame 1987]
filmed as "The Secret Garden" [American Zoetrope 1993] directed by Agnieszka Holland
filmed as "The Secret Garden" animated TV special [ABC-TV 1994] directed by Dave Edwards

"Sense and Sensibility" [1811] by Jane Austen [1775-1817]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sense_and_Sensibility

"The Sheik" [1919] by E.M. {Edith Maude} Hull [1880-1947]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sheik_(novel)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sheik_(film) [1921] starring Rudolph Valentino

"Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe" [1861] by George Eliot [1819-80]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silas_Marner

filmed as "Silas Marner" [BBC-TV 1985] starring Ben Kingsley & Patsy Kensit
filmed as "A Simple Twist of Fate" [1994] produced, written by & starring Steve Martin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Simple_Twist_of_Fate

"The Sleeping Beauty" [1920] by C.S. (Charles Seddon) Evans [1883-1944]
first English translation published 1729; Kindle book above includes the 1920 Evans version
with b&w illustrations by Arthur Rackham [1867-1939]

filmed as "The Sleeping Beauty" [Russia 1930] directed by Georgi Vasilyev & Sergei Vasilyev
filmed as "The Sleeping Beauty" [Puppetoon short 1935] by George Pal
filmed as "Sleeping Beauty" animated feature [Disney 1959]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleeping_Beauty_(1959_film)
filmed as "Some Call It Loving (Sleeping Beauty)" [1973] written & directed by James B. Harris
filmed as "Sleeping Beauty" live-action musical [1987] starring Tahnee Welch /tt0093993/
filmed as "Sleeping Beauty" direct-to-video animated film [1995]
filmed as "La Belle Endormie" [France 2010, USA July 2011] by Catherine Breillat /tt1721683/

"(The) Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" [1886 novella]
by Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-1894]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_Case_of_Dr_Jekyll_and_Mr_Hyde
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptations_of_Strange_Case_of_Dr._Jekyll_and_Mr._Hyde

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" silent feature film
[Famous Players-Lasky / Paramount-Artcraft March 1920]
Directed by John S. Robertson; starring John Barrymore, Charles Lane & Nita Naldi
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch free online [1:21:59] at Internet Archive

"Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde" silent two-reeler
[Standard/Selznick July 1925]
A lampoon of John Barrymore's 1920 feature; esteemed Victorian scientist Dr. Pyckle uses himself as a guinea pig
in experiments with a new drug that changes him into a compulsive prankster; produced & co-directed by Joe Rock;
co-directed by Scott Pembroke; starring Stan Laurel, Julie Leonard & Pete the Dog
credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch free online [19:42] at Internet Archive

"Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" [1953]
starring the comedy team of Abbott & Costello with Boris Karloff as Jekyll/Hyde
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbott_and_Costello_Meet_Dr._Jekyll_and_Mr._Hyde

"Tarzan of The Apes" [serial 1912, novel 1914]
by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1875-1950]

see Spirit of America Bookstore's 'Tarzan' Movies Page

"Ten Days That Shook The World" [1919] by John Reed [1887-1920]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Days_that_Shook_the_World

Eisenstein's October   "October" [Russia/Sovkino Jan 1928, USA Nov 1928]
A pro-Bolshevik retelling of the Russian revolution, funded by the Soviet government
Co-written & co-directed by Grigori Aleksandrov & Sergei M. Eisenstein, based on
"Ten Days That Shook The World" by John Reed
Triad Prodns Enhanced Edition b&w DVD [12/2008] for $19.95
Image Ent. b&w DVD [12/98] for $22.49
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
October critical text  "October" [2002]
script by Sergei M. Eisenstein, critical text by Richard Taylor

B.F.I. Film Classics 7½x5½ pb [5/2002] for $14.95

filmed as "Ten Days That Shook The World" [1967 TV] /tt1118510/

Chinese cover for DVD of Red Bells / Krasnye Kolokola  "Red Bells (Krasnye Kolokola) I: Mexico On Fire" [Russia/Mosfilm 1982]
American journalist John Reed's description of the beginnings of the revolution in Mexico, circa 1913.
135-minute film co-written & directed by Sergei Bondarchuk; based on the 1919 book "Ten Days That Shook The World" by John Reed; starring Franco Nero {as John Reed}, Ursula Andress {as Mabel Dodge, Jorge Luke {as Emiliano Zapata}, Blanca Guerra, Heraclio Zepeda & Jorge Reynoso {as Pancho Villa}; won Crystal Globe Award at Karlovy Vary Film Festival
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
"Red Bells (Krasnye Kolokola) II" [Russia/Mosfilm 1983]
American journalist John Reed's description of the beginnings of the revolution in Russia, 1917-18.
139-minute film co-written & directed by Sergei Bondarchuk; based on the 1919 book "Ten Days That Shook The World" by John Reed; starring Franco Nero {as John Reed}, Sydne Rome, Olegar Fedoro
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Tess of The d'Urbervilles" [1891]
by Thomas Hardy [1840-1928]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tess_of_the_d%27Urbervilles

filmed as "Tess of The d'Urbervilles" [1913 lost silent feature]
based on the hit Broadway play starring Mrs. Minnie Maddern Fiske, produced by Adolph Zukor
filmed as "Tess of The d'Urbervilles" [1924 lost silent feature]
starring Blanche Sweet, Stuart Holmes & Conrad Nagel
filmed as "Tess of The d'Urbervilles" [BBC-TV 1952]
directed by Michael Henderson; starring Barbara Jefford, Michael Aldridge & Donald Eccles
filmed as "Tess" [1960] for "ITV Play of the Week"
directed by Michael Currer-Briggs; starring Geraldine McEwan, Maurice Kaufmann & Jeremy Brett
filmed as "Roman Polanski's Tess" [1979] starring Nastassja Kinski, Leigh Lawson & Peter Firth
filmed as "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" 3-hour mini-series [1998] for London Weekend Television
directed by Ian Sharp; starring Justine Waddell, Jason Flemyng & Oliver Milburn
filmed as "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" 4-hour mini-series [BBC-TV Sept-Oct 2008, PBS USA Jan 2009]
adapted by David Nicholls; starring Gemma Arterton, Hans Matheson, Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Jones
filmed as "Trishna" [India 2011] ditrected by Michael Winterbottom starring Freida Pinto & Riz Ahmed

"The Thirty-Nine Steps" [1915] by John Buchan [1875-1940]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thirty-Nine_Steps - /B00124P1UM/

filmed as "The 39 Steps" [U.K. 1935] by Alfred Hitchcock
remade as "The 39 Steps" [1959] /tt0053354/
remade as "The Thirty-Nine Steps" [1978] /tt0078389/
remade as "The 39 Steps" [TV 2008] /tt1282016/
remade as "The 39 Steps" [2011] /tt0393017/ written & directed by Robert Towne

"Three Men In A Boat (To Say Nothing of The Dog)" [1889]
by Jerome K. Jerome [1859-1927]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Men_in_a_Boat

filmed as "Three Men In A Boat" [1920 silent feature] starring Lionelle Howard, H. Manning Haynes, Johnny Butt
filmed as "Three Men In A Boat" [1933] starring William Austin, Edmund Breon & Billy Milton
filmed as "Three Men In A Boat" [1956] starring David Tomlinson, Jimmy Edwards, Laurence Harvey
filmed as "Drei Mann in Einem Boot" [Germany 1961]
filmed as "Three Men In A Boat" [BBC-TV 1975]
adapted by Tom Stoppard; starring Tim Curry, Michael Palin, Stephen Moore
filmed as "Three In A Boat, Not Including The Dog" musical comedy [1979] for Soviet television
starring Andrei Mironov, Aleksandr Shirvindt, Mikhail Derzhavin
filmed as an episode of the Victorian detective TV series "Cribb"

"The Time Machine: An Invention" [1895]
by H.G. Wells [1866-1946]

Time Machine book  "The Time Machine: An Invention" [1895 novel]
The thing that author H.G. Wells got right back in 1895 is the split of society in twain, and the realization of his prophecy is already too apparent at the beginning of the XXIst Century – the eloi and the morlocks are today's Haves and Have-Nots.
Kindle Edition from Public Domain Books [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
Kindle Edition from Halcyon Classics [7/2009] 25 books for 99¢ {sic}
Tor mass pb [12/95] for $3.99
Ace movie tie-in mass pb [12/2001] out of print/many, many used
S&S ABRIDGED audio [4/97] out of prodn/used
S&S ABRIDGED 2-disk audio CD [4/97] out of prodn/used
book entry at Wikipedia
Time Machine 1960 feature film by George Pal  "The Time Machine" [M.G.M. 1960]
The 1960 film is a sci-fi classic; directed by George Pal, starring Rod Taylor & Yvette Mimieux; won Academy Award Oscar for Special Effects
Turner Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [11/2010] for $11.58
Warner letterbox color DVD [10/2000] out of prodn/used
M.G.M. Video/Tapeworm Ltd Edition widescreen color DVD [12/2000] out of prodn/used
Warner color VHS [3/2001] for $9.99
Crescendo soundtrack CD [4/89] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Time Machine 2002  
"The Time Machine" [DreamWorks/Warner March 2002]
This version altered the adventure tale into an unrecognizable and weak love story; directed by Simon Wells & Gore Verbinski; starring Guy Pearce, Yancey Arias & Jeremy Irons
full credits from IMDb

PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  "Treasure Island" [1893] by Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-1894]

see Magic Lantern's "Treasure Island" Movies [1912-2010] Page

"Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea" [1870] by Jules Verne [1828-1905]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty_Thousand_Leagues_Under_The_Sea

"Vanity Fair" [serial 1847-48, novel 1848]
by William Makepeace Thackeray [1811-63]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanity_Fair_(novel)

filmed as "Vanity Fair" [1911 silent] directed by Charles Kent
filmed as "Vanity Fair" [1915 silent] directed by Charles Brabin
filmed as "Vanity Fair" [1922 silent] directed by W. Courtney Rowden
filmed as "Vanity Fair" [1923 silent] directed by Hugo Ballin
filmed as "Vanity Fair" [1932] directed by Chester M. Franklin, starring Myrna Loy
filmed in Technicolor as "Becky Sharp" [1935] starring Miriam Hopkins & Frances Dee
filmed as "Vanity Fair" TV mini-series [BBC-TV 1967, PBS USA 1972]
adapted by Rex Tucker; starring Susan Hampshire (won Emmy Award)
filmed as "Vanity Fair" TV mini-series [BBC-TV 1987]
starring Eve Matheson, Rebecca Saire, James Saxon, Simon Dormandy
filmed as "Vanity Fair" TV mini-series [BBC-TV 1998] starring Natasha Little
filmed as "Vanity Fair" [2004] directed by Mira Nair; starring Reese Witherspoon, Natasha Little

"The War of The Worlds" [1898] by H.G. Wells [1866-1946]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_of_the_Worlds
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptations_of_The_War_of_the_Worlds

"Washington Square" [serial & novel 1880]
by Henry James [1843-1916]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Square_(novel)

filmed as "Washington Square" 1949] based on the hit 1947 Broadway stageplay; directed by
William Wyler; starring Olivia de Havilland, Ralph Richardson, Montgomery Clift
filmed as "Washington Square" [1997] directed by Agnieszka Holland;
starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney, Ben Chaplin, Maggie Smith

"White Fang" [serial & novel 1906] by Jack London [1876-1916]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Fang
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/910

filmed as "White Fang" [1925] starring Strongheart the Dog /tt0016524/
filmed as "White Fang" [1936] starring Lightning the Wonder Dog /tt0028501/
filmed as "Belyy Klyk" [Finland April 1947] /tt0166520/
filmed as "Zanna Bianca" [1973] starring Franco Nero /tt0069536/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanna_Bianca
filmed as "White Fang" animated 50-minute feature [1991] /tt0296281/
filmed as "White Fang" [Disney 1991] /tt0103247/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Fang_(1991_film)
"The Legend of White Fang" animated children's TV series [H.B.O./Family Channel 1992]
/tt1378119/ http://www.thecookiejarcompany.com/cj_shows_whitefang.php
filmed as "White Fang" animated half-hour TV series [1993] /tt0296281/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Fang_(1993_TV_series)
sequel "White Fang 2: Myth of The White Wolf" [Disney 1994]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Fang_2:_Myth_of_the_White_Wolf
filmed as "White Fang" animated musical [1997 video release] /tt0243657/

PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  "The Wind In The Willows" [1908]
by Kenneth Grahame [1859-1932]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_in_the_Willows
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_in_the_Willows#Film_and_television
"The Wind in the Willows" feature film [1984] /tt0086829/

"The Winning of Barbara Worth" [1911]
by Harold B. Wright [1872-1944]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Winning_of_Barbara_Worth
filmed as "The Winning of Barbara Worth" [1926 silent] /tt0017567/
directed by Henry King, starring Vilma Bánky, Ronald Colman, Gary Cooper
article on the making of "TWoBW" http://www.hbw.addr.com/blackrock.htm

PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" [1900]
by L. Frank Baum [1856-1919]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wonderful_Wizard_of_Oz

see Magic Lantern's "The Wizard of Oz" 1939 Movie Page

"Wuthering Heights" [1847] by Emily Brontë [1818-48]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuthering_Heights

"The Yellow Wallpaper" [short story 1892]
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1860-1935]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Yellow_Wallpaper
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1952/1952-h/1952-h.htm

filmed as "The Yellow Wallpaper" short film [1977] by Marie Ashton /tt0856286/
filmed as "The Yellow Wallpaper" [BBC-TV 1989] /tt0314918/
adapted by Maggie Wadey, directed by John Clive
filmed as "Paper Walls" animated short film [1992] /tt0446756/
filmed as "Confinement" half-hour film [2009 video release] by John McCarty /tt1784388/
filmed as "The Yellow Wallpaper" [2011] /tt0790788/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Yellow_Wallpaper_(film)


A Few Books That Should Be Made Into Movies

This section was triggered by an article of September 2012 "10 Great Books That Should Be Movies"
on the Flavorwire website; I liked four of their suggestions:
"A Confederacy of Dunces" [1980] by John Kennedy Toole [1937-69]
"Gun, With Occasional Music" [1994] by Jonathan Lethem
Film producer-director Alan J. Pakula [1928-98] optioned the novel's movie rights in the mid-1990s
"One Hundred Years of Solitude" [1967] by Gabriel García Márquez [1927-2014]
"The Pushcart War" [1964 children's novel] by Jean Merrill [1923-2012]

. . . SO I gathered my own existing suggestions from various webpages here also:

"ANIMAL CORP."
A rewrite of George Orwell's barnyard fable "Animal Farm" [1945] re-set in the modern indoor corporate milieu

"CARLOS & don JUAN" an animated documentary on Yaqui shamanism
see the Carlos Castañeda Page at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

"FUZZY"
from the 'Little Fuzzy' series of novels by H. Beam Piper [1904-64]

"The HILLS of CREATION" from the 1962 Neil Elliott Blum novel

"RAGE of HONOR" [1966 novel] by Denne Bart Petitclerc [1929-2006]

"STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND"
from the classic 1961 novel by Robert A. Heinlein [1907-88]
Many individuals over the years have tried to get a movie of "Stranger In A Strange Land" off the ground; Tom Hanks was 'attached'
during the 1990s; producer Scott Rudin holds the movie rights since late 2006.


525  Adaptations

American Literature on Stage & Screen book by Thomas S. Hischak  "American Literature On Stage and Screen: 525 Works and Their Adaptations" [2012]
by Thomas S. Hischak

Professor Hischak is based at SUNY-Cortland; the 525 sources described include works of literature and of the stage; the wide-ranging material is from well-known to obscure works, including science fiction, children's books, 'potboilers', and bestsellers.
Kindle Edition from McFarland [6/2012] for $120.00 {sic}
McFarland & Co. 11x8 pb [6/2012] for $142.50 {sic}


Other  Adaptations

Celebrated Stories Made Into Movies book from 1944  "Celebrated Stories Made Into Movies" [1944]
Found this scarce 1944 book on Amazon sixty years after publication; somebody ought to produce a compre-hensive review for the entire XXth Century (two volumes?), but meanwhile these contents provide access to source material for four hit movies of 1933 to 1941. The four short stories contained within are – “Nothing Sacred” by James Street: directed by William A. Wellman, screenplay by Ben Hecht, starring Carole Lombard & Frederic March; “Madame La Gimp” by Damon Runyon: adapted as "Lady For A Day" 1933], directed by Frank Capra, starring May Robson & Walter Connolly; “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benét: adapted as "All That Money Can Buy" [1941], directed by William Dieterle, starring Walter Huston & Edward Arnold; and “The Failure” by Katharine Haviland-Taylor: adapted as "A Man To Remember" [1938], directed by Garson Kanin, screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, starring Edward Ellis, Anne Shirley & Lee Bowman
Royce Publng/Quick Reader pb [1944] out of print/used
Adapting the Contemporary American Novel book edited by Barbara Tepa Lupack  "Take Two: Adapting The Contemporary American Novel To Film" [1994]
Edited by Barbara Tepa Lupack

Book closely analyzes the adaptations of ten feature films released from 1970 to 1991: Joseph Heller's "Catch-22"
[1970] adapted by Buck Henry for director Mike Nichols; Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five" [1972] directed by George Roy Hill; Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" [1975] directed by Milos Forman {won five Oscars}; Jerzy Kosinski's adaptation of "Being There" [1979] directed by Hal Ashby; John Irving's "The World According To Garp" [1982] directed by George Roy Hill; William Styron's "Sophie’s Choice" [1982] adapted by director Alan J. Pakula {won script Oscar}; Alice Walker's "The Color Purple" [1985] directed by Steven Spiel-berg; William Kennedy's "Ironweed" [1987] directed by Hector Babenco; Norman Mailer's "Tough Guys Don't Dance" [1987] adapted & directed by Mailer {won Razzie}; and E.L. Doctorow's "Billy Bathgate" [1991] adapted by Tom Stoppard for director Robert Benton

Popular Press 9x6 pb [1994] for $17.06
Popular Press 9¼x6 hardcover [1994] out of print/used


Novels  Into  Film

Novels Into Film  "Novels Into Film" [orig 1957; rev 2003]
by George Bluestone

Johns Hopkins Univ Press 8½x5½ pb [3/2003] for $24.55
Encyclopedia of Novels Into Film book by John C. Tibbetts & James M. Walsh  "Novels Into Film: The Encyclopedia of Movies Adapted From Books" [1999, rev
2005] by John C. Tibbetts & James M. Walsh, Foreword by Robert Wise

First edition has 'over 100 entries'; second edition has 'more than 300 entries'CAVEAT: Reviewers on Amazon are unhappy with the low quality and inaccuracy of both editions of this book.
Checkmark Books second edition 11x8½ pb [7/2005] for $22.46
Checkmark Books 9¼x7½ pb [10/99] out of print/50+ used
Facts On File second edition 11½x8¾ hardcover [2/2005] for $71.57


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