Films That Were Adapted From Books #infographic via http://ebookfriendly.com/ I didn’t know that Die Hard was “based” on a book! What about you? Any surprises? Share!TweetWhatsAppTelegramLike this:Like Loading... Related 13 thoughts on “Films That Were Adapted From Books #infographic” Add yours Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What an interesting subject for discussion, and I think maybe for exploring in a lengthier article. There were one or two in the above that I didn’t know. However, what immediately struck me as “peculiar” (to say the least) are the dates quoted for the two Shakespeare plays, especially The Taming of the Shrew. The date for Twelfth Night (1623) is correct if we’re talking about the play in printed book form, though it was certainly written much earlier, for obvious reasons. 1623 was the date for the so-called First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays. The same argument should apply to The Taming of the Shrew. I make no claim to be a Shakespeare scholar but I’d love to learn where Mr/Mrs Jonker got 1734 from. BTW, The Taming of the Shrew also inspired the musical Kiss Me Kate, filmed in 1953. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I didn’t even notice! What an excellent point! For obvious reasons, dates are indeed impossible. Especially 1734!! (Of course I do understand if there were errors in typing out the date but still graph makers should check those little details.) I found home page for Jonkers and wrote a short comment concerning this. Hopefully we’ll get a corrected graph at some point. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I have to disagree about Bridget Jones Diary, on behalf of the author of the real book behind it: Helen Fielding (see, you did not know that there was a direct book source!) LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oh I’m well aware of that! Haven’t read all the Bridget Jones books, however I did read the first one. I think what the graph meant was this: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-21204956 :) Everyone inspires everyone. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, but isn’t it rather that P&P inspired Helen Fielding, not the movie, which was solely based on Helen Fielding’s book? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Fair point and I agree with you! I guess Jonkers thought graph would be more interesting this way, however it is a bit misleading this way. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Pingback: Films That Were Adapted From Books #infographic – Kate McClelland The Clint Eastwood movie The Outlaw Josey Wales was based on an obscure novel called Gone To Texas by Forrest Carter. I was going to read it, but one of my more literate friends told me to not bother because the movie was a lot better. A lot of people say the book is always better, but I suppose that isn’t always the case. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Reblogged this on Writer's Treasure Chest and commented: Anastasia from Read and Survive has published an interesting infographic about movies we might not know yet were based on a book. There indeed is a surprised. Thank you for this great information. LikeLike Reply Some of these have blown my mind. Especially Die Hard. I even had it in my recent quiz as one of my favourite films! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Die Hard movies are awesome!! :D LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Reblogged this on Archer's Aim and commented: This is an interesting list of book to film adaptations… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Talk Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.