Books to Screen: Fiction on the Big Screen
Books that have had movies based on them.

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Blood and Chocolate by Klause, Annette Curtis
Notes: When a 16-year-old werewolf falls in love with a human, she begins to live uncomfortably between two worlds. This teen novel was adapted into a movie of the same name in 2007.
ISBN: 0440226686
Gone, Baby, Gane by Lehane, Dennis
Notes: Set to be released in September 2007, the movie "Gone, Baby, Gone" is based on Dennis Lehane's novel in which private investigators Kenzie and Gennaro reluctantly agree to search for Amanda McCready. The maverick PI duo immediately smells trouble, both from the child's druggie mother and from the uncooperative Boston police, who aren't eager to be shown up.
ISBN: 0380730359
The Black Dahlia by Ellroy, James
Notes: Based on the true events of the unsolved Black Dahlia case in the 1940's, James Ellroy's crime novel is the first of his L.A. Quartet. The movie based on the book starred Aaron Eckhart and Josh Hartnett.
ISBN: 0446698873
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Children of Men by James, P.D.
Notes: The human race has become infertile, and the last generation to be born is now adult. Civilization itself is crumbling as suicide and despair become commonplace. Released in 2007, the movie adaptation stars Clive Owen as a man who might just hold the hope of the human race in his hands.
ISBN: 0307279901
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V for Vendetta by Moore, Alan
Notes: V for Vendetta takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. The 2006 movie adaptation of this graphic novel starred Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving.
ISBN: 0930289528
The Last King of Scotland by Foden, Giles
Notes: Forest Whitaker won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the adaptation of Giles Foden's book. A vivid journey to the turbulent heart of 1970s Uganda, this first novel chronicles the strange career of a fictional Scottish physician, Nicholas Garrigan, who serves as the personal doctor and occasional confidante of dictator Idi Amin.
ISBN: 0375703314
A Good Year by Mayle, Peter
Notes: Max Skinner has recently lost his job at a London financial firm and just as recently learned that he has inherited his late uncle's vineyard in Provence. On arrival he finds the climate delicious, the food even better, and two of the locals ravishing. Unfortunately, the wine produced on his new property is swill. Why then are so many people interested in it? Enter a beguiling Californian who knows more about wine than Max does and may have a better claim to the estate. Russell Crowe starred in the 2006 movie adaptation.
ISBN: 0375705627
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Casino Royale by Fleming, Ian
Notes: In the first of Ian Fleming's tales of 007, Bond finds himself on a mission to neutralize a lethal, high-rolling Russian operative called "le Chiffre." In the movie version, Casino Royale saw Daniel Craig step into the role of James Bond.
ISBN: 014200202X
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All the King's Men by Casco, Stephen
Notes: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this classic book is generally regarded as the finest novel ever written on American politics. It describes the career of Willie Stark, a back-country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power. Adapted more than once for film and television, the most recent version stars Jude Law and Sean Penn.
ISBN: 0156004801
The Constant Gardener by Le Carre, John
Notes: When his activist wife is found raped and murdered in a remote part of Kenya, her ineffectual husband, a career diplomat stationed in Nairobi, seeks out those responsible. Rachel Weisz won a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her work in the 2005 film adaptation of the book.
ISBN: 0743287207