Results for - Coming To A Theatre Soon...Apparently NOT These Books

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While Dracula by Bram Stoker has been made into more than 62 movies, and Les Miserables by Victor Hugo has been made into more than 50 , some books have somehow escaped bring adapted into film. Not that they are not masterpieces in print -- for some reason or other they just have not been turned into a filmed version, big or small screen. Arguably, the most famous book to never be made into a movie, J.D. Salinger's classic 1951 novel The Catcher In The Rye has been sought after by a Hollywood directors—from Martin Scorsese to Sophia Coppola. But to date, there has never been a film adaptation of the book about disillusioned teenager Holden Caulfield. Salinger refused to sign over the rights to his most famous book, and even after his death, nothing changed. Have you read the book and do you think it would make a good movie?

1. While Dracula by Bram Stoker has been made into more than 62 movies, and Les Miserables by Victor Hugo has been made into more than 50 , some books have somehow escaped bring adapted into film. Not that they are not masterpieces in print -- for some reason or other they just have not been turned into a filmed version, big or small screen. Arguably, the most famous book to never be made into a movie, J.D. Salinger's classic 1951 novel The Catcher In The Rye has been sought after by a Hollywood directors—from Martin Scorsese to Sophia Coppola. But to date, there has never been a film adaptation of the book about disillusioned teenager Holden Caulfield. Salinger refused to sign over the rights to his most famous book, and even after his death, nothing changed. Have you read the book and do you think it would make a good movie?

I've read it, and yes!
21%
485 votes
I've read it, and don't think so
15%
342 votes
Did not read the book
64%
1,473 votes
Invisible Man, the brilliant first novel by Ralph Ellison is considered one of the most important books of the 20th Century. Published in 1952, it tells the story of an anonymous narrator who is black and considers himself to be invisible because other people refuse to see him. The book, which won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1953, touches on issues of race relations, black nationalism and individual identity. Considered an important work and historical document, director Spike Lee has purportedly been trying to make a movie from the novel for years. Have you read the book, and do you think it would make a good movie?

2. Invisible Man, the brilliant first novel by Ralph Ellison is considered one of the most important books of the 20th Century. Published in 1952, it tells the story of an anonymous narrator who is black and considers himself to be invisible because other people refuse to see him. The book, which won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1953, touches on issues of race relations, black nationalism and individual identity. Considered an important work and historical document, director Spike Lee has purportedly been trying to make a movie from the novel for years. Have you read the book, and do you think it would make a good movie?

Read the book, and think it would make a good movie
14%
322 votes
Read the book, and don't think it would make a good movie
7%
150 votes
Did not read the book
79%
1,828 votes
Jonathan Franzen's National Book Award winner, The Corrections, about a dysfunctional family is funny, hearfelt and contains a great deal of truth to it. With this book checking all the boxes, it was assumed that The Corrections would also make it to the big screen. But not yet. HBO had been working to adapt the book into a television series starring Anthony Hopkins as the family patriarch, but unfortunately that never worked out. The book follows the lives of multiple family members, so its episodic nature lends itself well to television, but it could also work well as a film. Have you read the book, and do you think it would make a good movie?

3. Jonathan Franzen's National Book Award winner, The Corrections, about a dysfunctional family is funny, hearfelt and contains a great deal of truth to it. With this book checking all the boxes, it was assumed that The Corrections would also make it to the big screen. But not yet. HBO had been working to adapt the book into a television series starring Anthony Hopkins as the family patriarch, but unfortunately that never worked out. The book follows the lives of multiple family members, so its episodic nature lends itself well to television, but it could also work well as a film. Have you read the book, and do you think it would make a good movie?

Read the book, and it would make a good movie
6%
134 votes
Read the book, and don't think it would make a good movie
4%
102 votes
Have not read the book
90%
2,064 votes
A Pulitzer Prize winner, and widely consider one of the funniest books ever written, John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces published in 1980 is about Ignatius J. Reilly, a larger-than-life idiot savant, who is out of time with his immediate world and has many misadventures around New Orleans. Many directors have tried to adapt this picaresque novel, including Harold Ramis, John Waters, Stephen Fry and Steven Soderbergh. But none have succeeded. It is even rumored that any film adaption of the book is cursed. Have you read the book, and do you think it would make a good movie?

4. A Pulitzer Prize winner, and widely consider one of the funniest books ever written, John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces published in 1980 is about Ignatius J. Reilly, a larger-than-life idiot savant, who is out of time with his immediate world and has many misadventures around New Orleans. Many directors have tried to adapt this picaresque novel, including Harold Ramis, John Waters, Stephen Fry and Steven Soderbergh. But none have succeeded. It is even rumored that any film adaption of the book is cursed. Have you read the book, and do you think it would make a good movie?

Read the book, and yes, it would make a good movie
6%
144 votes
Read the book, and it would not make a good movie
4%
99 votes
Did not read the book
89%
2,057 votes
05/04/2022 Movies 2390 29 By: Harriet56
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