16 February 2007

100 Best Adapted Screenplays of All Time


The American Screenwriters Association released last year a list of 100 Best Adapted Feature Film Screenplays of All Time - films adapted from books. Click on the link to see the list. Do you agree with their choices? Are there any movies missing? Would you remove any film from the list?

9 comments:

Dan said...

Hi Monica,

I think it's a very good list with decent ranking, but I still found one worth mentioning which hasn't been included. It should be somewhere on the top, in my opinion: "Lolita".

Great blog, I'll keep on visiting!

Mônica said...

Yes, Dan, Lolita is a great book and film. And I can't believe they did not include "The Name of the Rose"! It's one of those novels I thought it would be impossible to adapt to film, and Jean Jacques Annaud did a great job. Thanks!

Nina said...

Hi Monica,

I love your blogs very much. They are very nice organized and full of very interesting information.

I hope you have a great success with your students.

Lots of love,
Nina Lyulkun

Mônica said...

Thanks Nina! And credit must be given to the amazing EVO group!
Um abraço.

Clarisa said...

Hello Monica:

This page is really good. The list has very good films, but it didn't include The process.
The process was directed in 1963 by Orson Wells. It is a fantastic adaptation of the book of Frank Kafka.
Clarisa, Adults 5B. Argentina

Mônica Veado said...

I haven't seen this film, Clarisa, has the DVD been released? I'd love to see it, Orson Welles is definitely one of my favourite filmmakers. Thanks for the tip!

Clarisa said...

Hi!
Yes, it has been released. I rented it in a dvd's shop, called "Videomania". Perhaps, this shop is there.
Clarisa, Adults 5B. Argentina

Clarisa said...

Hello again, I found another film that doesn't appear in the list. It is "Blade Runner". this film is based on the novel:"Do androids dream of electric sheep?", which was written by Philip K. Dick in 1968. The film was directed by Ridley Scott in 1982, and has become a classic in the fiction science's films .It's brilliant, I'd recommend it.

Mônica Veado said...

Hi Clarisa, I had no idea Blade Runner was based on a novel!!! It's one of my favourite films, I must have watched it 3 or 4 times. I can't believe it was not included! Thanks for adding to the list!
Hugs from Brazil.