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Novels Into Film: Adaptations & Interpretations

Table of Contents


Publisher’s Note


All Quiet on the Western Front

Anita and Me

Apocalypse Now

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)


A Beautiful Mind

Big Fish

Billy Budd

The Birds

Blade Runner

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Brokeback Mountain


Children of Men (2006)

The Client

Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Mountain

The Color Purple


Cool Hand Luke

David Copperfield

The Descendants

Double Indemnity

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)


Empire of the Sun

The English Patient

Fahrenheit 451

A Farewell to Arms (1932)

Field of Dreams

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Forrest Gump

The French Connection


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Godfather

Gone with the Wind

The Graduate

The Grapes of Wrath

Great Expectations (1946)

The Great Gatsby (2013)

Hamlet (1948)

Harry Potter series

The Help

Hidden Figures

The Hunger Games

I Am Legend

The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

Into the Wild

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

The Invisible Man

It’s a Wonderful Life


Jurassic Park

The Kite Runner

Les Misérables (1935)

Little Women (1933)

The Lord of the Rings

The Magnificent Ambersons

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

The Martian

“Master Harold”...and the Boys

McCabe and Mrs. Miller


Mystic River

No Country for Old Men

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Of Mice and Men (1939)

Ordinary People

The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)



The Reluctant Fundamentalist

A River Runs Through It

Romeo and Juliet (1936)

The Scarlet Letter (1934)

Schindler’s List

Scrooge (1951)

The Searchers

Searching for Bobby Fischer

The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Sense and Sensibility

Seven Years in Tibet

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shining


The Silence of the Lambs

Stand by Me

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Terms of Endearment

There Will Be Blood

To Kill a Mockingbird

Touching the Void

12 Angry Men

12 Years a Slave

2001: A Space Odyssey


Image Credits

Index of Print Works by Title

Index of Print Works by Author

Index of Print Works by Date of First Publication

Index of Films by Screenwriter

Index of Films by Director

Index of Films by Release Date