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Adaptations: from short story to big screen : 35 great stories that have inspired great films
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From the Book - First edition.
Part one. The directors: translators, magicians, collaborators, and thieves. Jerry and Molly and Sam / Raymond Carver; Short cuts, directed by Robert Altman, 1993 --
Blow-up / Julio Cortázar; directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966 --
Your Arkansas traveler / Budd Schulberg; A face in the crowd, directed by Elia Kazan, 1957 --
Rear window / Cornell Woolrich; directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1954.
Part two. Science fiction: Kubrick and Spielberg, Spielberg and Kubrick. The sentinel / Arthur C. Clarke; 2001: a space odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick, 1968 --
Supertoys last all summer long / Brian Aldiss; A.I. artificial intelligence, directed by Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick, 2001 --
The minority report / Philip K. Dick; directed by Steven Spielberg, 2002.
Part three. Horror: cue the gore. Spurs / Tod Robbins; Freaks, directed by Tod Browning, 1932 --
The fly / George Langelaan; directed by Kurt Neumann, 1958, and David Cronenberg, 1986 --
Reanimator: six shots by moonlight /
H.P. Lovecraft; Re-animator, directed by Stuart Gordon, 1985.
Part four. Westerns: "Tonto" means "fool" in Spanish. Stage to Lordsburg / Ernest Haycox; Stagecoach, directed by John Ford, 1939 --
A man called Horse / Dorothy M. Johnson; directed by Elliot Silverstein, 1970 --
This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona / Sherman Alexie; Smoke signals, directed by Chris Eyre, 1998.
Part five. Graphic stories: flying under the radar. The Harvey Pekar name story / Harvey Pekar; American splendor, directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, 2003 --
Chapter 5: "Hubba hubba" /
Daniel Clowes; Ghost world, directed by Terry Zwigoff, 2001.
Part six. Five all-but-lost stories. The wisdom of Eve / Mary Orr; All about Eve, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950 --
A reputation / Richard Edward Connell; Meet John Doe, directed by Frank Capra, 1941 --
Mr. Blandings builds his castle / Eric Hodgins; Mr. Blandings builds his dream house, directed by H.C. Potter, 1948 --
Cyclists' raid / Frank Rooney; The wild one, directed by Laslo Benedek, 1954 --
Tomorrow / William Faulkner; directed by Joseph Anthony, 1953.
Part seven. The good, the bad, and the unadaptable. Bringing up Baby / Hagar Wilde; directed by Howard Hawks, 1938 --
Babylon revisited / F. Scott Fitzgerald; The last time I saw Paris, directed by Richard Brooks, 1954 --
The swimmer / John Cheever; directed by Frank Perry, 1968.
Part eight. Suspense = style? The killers / Ernest Hemingway; directed by Robert Siodmak, 1946 --
The basement room / Graham Greene; The fallen idol, directed by Carol Reed, 1948 --
Memento mori / Jonathan Nolan; Memento, directed by Christopher Nolan, 2000.
Part nine. Family film: nostalgia for an unlived past. Red Ryder nails the Hammond Kid / Jean Shepherd; A Christmas story, directed by Bob Clark, 1983 --
My friend Flicka / Mary O'Hara; directed by Harold D. Schuster, 1943 --
Shoeless Joe Jackson comes to Iowa / W.P. Kinsella; Field of dreams, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, 1989.
Part ten. World films: now you see them, now you don't. In a grove / Ryunosuke Akutagawa; Japan: Rashoman, directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1951 --
The lady with the pet dog / Anton Chekhov; Soviet Union: The lady with the dog, directed by Josef Heifitz, 1959; Russia/Italy: Dark eyes, directed by Nikita Mikhalkov, 1987.
Part eleven. The independents: money changes everything. Where are you going, where have you been? / Joyce Carol Oates; Smooth talk, directed by Joyce Chopra, 1985 --
Auggie Wren's Christmas story / Paul Auster; Smoke, directed by Wayne Wang, 1995 --
Emergency / Denis Johnson; Jesus' son, directed by Alison Maclean, 1999 --
Killings / Andre Dubus; In the bedroom, directed by Todd Field, 2001.
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