Adapted Screenplay Challenge

In an effort to increase my reading activity in the year ahead, I've made this list of Oscar-level movies and the books, articles, short stories or stage plays upon which they were based (see Notes).

Methodology: I intend to first read the source material and then watch the film, whereupon I will write a review on how it was adapted, noting any significant changes or embellishments.

Restrictions: All films must have been nominated for two or more Academy Awards, one of which must have been Best Adapted Screenplay (see "Notes" for details). I am limiting this list to films I have not seen and books I have not read. Also, all materials must be readily available through my public library.

Timing: Roughly one book/film a month till completed.

Read notes
  • Becket

    1

  • Elmer Gantry

    2

  • Children of Men

    3

  • The Man Who Would Be King

    4

  • The Wings of the Dove

    5

  • A Man for All Seasons

    6

  • Munich

    7

  • The Country Girl

    8

  • Away from Her

    9

  • Tom Jones

    10

  • A Simple Plan

    11

  • Inherent Vice

    12