From Novel to Film

Here is a table of contents for all  
From Novel to Film material, 
alphabetized for your convenience. 

Inactive links below will be active sooner or later whereupon this preamble - like all of us, and even the mountains, rocks, and stars - will disappear.

Novel (1985) by Brian Moore.
Film (1991) directed by Bruce Beresford and written by Brian Moore.

Novel (1963) written by James A. Michener.
Film (1978) directed by James Fargo and written by Nancy Voyles Crawford, Thomas A. McMahon, and Lorraine Williams.

Novel (1992) written by P.D. James.
Film (2006) directed by Alfonso Cuaron and written by David Arata, Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, and Timothy J. Sexton.

Novel (1974) written by Paula Gosling.
Film (1986) directed by George Cosmastos and written by Sylvester Stallone.

Novel (1981) written by Ian McEwan.
Film (1990) directed by Paul Schrader and written by Harold Pinter.


Novel (1979) written by Roderick Thorp.
Film (1988) directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart.


Novel (1987) by Walter Wager
Film (1990) directed by Renny Harlin and written by Doug Richardson and Stephen E. deSouza.


Novel (1965) written by E.M. Nathanson.
Film (1967) directed by Robert Aldrich and written by Nunnally Johnson and Lukas Heller.

Novel (1965) by Frank Herbert.
Film (1984) written and directed by David Lynch.

East Side, West Side
Novel (1947) written by Marcia Davenport
Film (1949) directed by Mervyn Leroy and written by Isobel Lennart.

Novel (1958) written by Leon Uris.
Film (1960) directed by Otto Preminger and written by Dalton Trumbo.

Eyes Wide Shut
Novella (1926) written by Arthur Schnitzler.
Film (1999) directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Stanley Kubrick and Frederic Raphael.

Novel (1979) written by Robert Lindsey.
Film (1985) directed by John Schlessinger and written by Steven Zallian.

Novel (1940) written by Raymond Chandler.
Film (1944) directed by Edward Dmytryk and written by John Paxton.
Novel (1972) written by David Morrell.
Film (1982) directed by Ted Kotcheff and written by Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim, and Sylvester Stallone.

Novel (1974) written by Gregory McDonald.
Film (1985) directed by Michael Ritchie and written by Andrew Bergman.

Food of the Gods
Novel (1904) written by H.G. Wells.
Film (1965) directed by Bert I. Gordon and written by Bert I. Gordon and Alan Caillou.
Film (1976) written and directed by Bert I. Gordon.

Novel (1969) by Robin Moore.
Film (1971) directed by William Friedkin and written by Ernest Tidyman.
Novel (1925) by Anita Loos.
Film (1953) directed by Howard Hawks and written by Charles Lederer.

The Hobbit
Novel (1937) written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Film (1977) directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass and written by Romeo Muller.

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Novel (1902) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Film (1959) directed by Terence Fisher and written by Peter Bryan.

I Am Legend
Novel (1954) written by Richard Matheson.
Film (1971) directed by Boris Sagal and written by John William and Joyce H. Corrington.

Novel (1985) written by Bobbie Ann Mason.
Film (1989) directed by Norman Jewison and written by Frank Pierson, Cynthia Cidre, and Bobbia Ann Mason.

Novel (1955) by Jack Finney.
Film (1978) directed by Philip Kaufman and written by W.D. Richter.

Novel (1975) written by Peter Benchley.
Film (1974) directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb.

Novel (1903) by Bram Stoker.
Film (1971) directed by Seth Holt and written by Christopher Wicking.


Novel (1966) written by Larry McMurtry.
Film (1971) directed by Peter Bogdanovich and written by Peter Bogdanovich and Larry McMurtry.

Novel (1968) by Peter S. Beagle.
Film (1982) directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass and written by Peter S. Beagle.

Novel (1967) written by William E. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson.
Film (1976) directed by Michael Anderson and written by David Zelag Goodman.

The Long Goodbye
Novel (1953) by Raymond Chandler.
Film (1973) directed by Robert Altman and written by Leigh Brackett.

Lord of the Flies
Novel (1954) by William Golding.
Film (1963) written and directed by Peter Brook.

The Fellowship of the Ring (1954) and The Two Towers (1954) written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Film (1978) directed by Ralph Bakshi and written by Peter S. Beagle and Chris Conkling.

Lost Horizon

Novel (1933) written by James Hilton.
Film (1937) directed by Frank Capra and written by Robert Riskin.

Novel (1963) written by Walter Tevis.
Film (1976) directed by Nicolas Roeg and written by Paul Meyersberg.

Novel (1981) written by Paul Theroux.
Film (1986) directed by Paul Weir and written by Paul Schrader.

Novel (1980) written by Thomas Berger.
Film (1981) directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Larry Gelbart.

Novel (1963) written by Ian Fleming.
Film (1969) directed by Peter Hunt and written by Simon Raven and Richard Maibaum.


Novel (1967) written by Joan Lindsay.
Film (1975) directed by Peter Weir and written by Cliff Green.

Planet of the Apes
Novel (1963) written by Pierre Boulle.
Film (1968) directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and written by Rod Serling.

Novel (1985) written by David Brin.
Film (1997) directed by Kevin Costner and written by Eric Roth and Brian Helgeland.

Novel (1955) written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Film (1980) directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass and written by Romeo Muller.


Novel (1967) written by Ira Levin.
Film (1968) written and directed by Roman Polanski.

Novel (1955) written by Edward L. Beach
Film (1958) directed by Robert Wise and written by John Gay.

A Scanner Darkly
Novel (1977) written by Philip K. Dick.
Film (2006) written and directed by Richard Linklater.

The Secret of NIMH

Novel (1971) by Robert C. O'Brien.
Film (1982) directed by Don Bluth and written by Don Bluth, Will Finn, Gary Goldman, and John Pomeroy.
Novel (1972) written by Ira Levin.
Film (1975) directed by Bryan Forbes and written by William Goldman.

Novel (1928) by Herman Hesse.
Film (1974) written and directed by Fred Haines.

The Tenant
Novel (1964) by Roland Topor.
Film (1976) written and directed by Roman Polanski.

Last Edited: 8/23/17


  1. Looks like there's lots of good stuff on the way. Bring it on!

  2. This sounds like an ambitious project. Here's hoping for the best, and time.

    In terms of Die Hard, I don't know if this actually helps but, here is how I found all this stuff out about the novel: