Some of the world’s most famous movies were originally written as books- from romantic flicks to children’s adventures. It seems authors have helped the movie world immensely. There are obvious favourites such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962) by Ken Kesey, or The Green Mile (1996) by Stephen King. There have been also been countless editions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1862) by Lewis Carrol. Charles Dickens’ newspaper serial Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy’s Progress (1837-1839), has been used time and again for stage and screen. Also noteworthy are lesser-known stories such as a BBC mini-series (2013) adapted from Philippa Gregory’s The White Queen.
Sometimes it can be obvious by their titles that a movie is based on a book, but often the title is changed, or the structure and plot of the novel is only loosely mirrored, and the audience can have no idea the film is also a famous book. We have picked a selection of movies that may not be so easy to connect to their bookish counterpart…
Take our quiz and see if you can spot which book matches which feature film… Some are more obvious than others so this should be a gentle challenge!
So, how did you do? Did we catch you out by any of the choices? Are you willing to watch a movie now you know it was based on a great book? Let us know in the comments, or on our Facebook post!