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1. Based on a book by Ian McEwan, this movie opens as the protagonist is involved in a rescue of a runaway hot air balloon.
The Child in Time
Enduring Love
2. Adapted from Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, this classic science fiction flick is known under the title:
Blade Runner
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Planet of the Apes
Star Wars
3. Remains of the Day was an Academy Award for Best Picture and starred Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. Who wrote the novel on which it was based?
Julian Barnes
Kazuo Ishiguro
Haruki Murakami
Muriel Spark
4. We all love the chemistry between Nick and Nora Charles in The Thin Man. What is the name of the author who created the book on which their film was based?
Raymond Chandler
James Ellison
Dashiell Hammett
Lillian Hellman
5. Roald Dahl is the author of this book, which director/writer Wes Anderson adapted to film.
The Darjeeling Limited
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Royal Tenenbaums
6. Bing Crosby starred in this 1949 fantasy-comedy, based on a novel by Mark Twain.
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
A Dog's Tale
The Prince and the Pauper
7. The film adaptation of High Fidelity may have been set in Chicago, but the book was set in London, as it was written by this British author:
Susanna Clark
Nick Hornby
Hilary Mantel
David Mitchell
8. Clueless may be set at a Beverly Hills high school in the 1990s, but it's loosely based on which Jane Austen novel?
Mansfield Park
Pride and Prejudice
9. Sofia Coppola's first full-length feature as a director was based on this Jeffrey Eugenides novel, which centers around the Lisbon sisters.
Air Mail
Lost in Translation
The Virgin Suicides
10. You may not have realized that Bambi, Disney's 1942 animated film, was based on an Austrian novel published in 1923. What is the name of the book's author?
Franz Kafka
Joseph Roth
Felix Salten
Stefan Zweig
11. Ewan McGregor starred in this Danny Boyle-directed film, based on the cult favorite book by Irvine Welsh.
A Life Less Ordinary
12. The Humphrey Bogart/Katharine Hepburn film The African Queen was based on a book by this author, who also wrote the Horatio Hornblower series.
C.S. Forester
E.M. Forster
H. Rider Haggard
Rudyard Kipling
13. This adaptation of a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert featured Kyle MacLachlan as Muad'Dib and Sting as Feyd-Rautha.
The Day of the Triffids
Starship Troopers
14. Michael Mann directed this 1986 film, adapted from Thomas Harris's novel Red Dragon, featuring Brian Cox as Hannibal Lecter.
Band of the Hand
Silence of the Lambs
15. Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist star in the Swedish film Men Who Hate Women, based on a book by Stieg Larsson that is better known in North America by which title?
Frozen Tracks
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Ice Princess
Let the Right One In
16. In the movie Field of Dreams, Ray seeks out a reclusive author named Terence Mann. In the book version, Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella, the author contacted by Ray is named...
Denis Johnson
Cormac McCarthy
Thomas Pynchon
J.D. Salinger
17. Author Lois Duncan has expressed distaste at which of her young adult novels becoming a horror film?
Cabin Fever
Hotel for Dogs
Idle Hands
I Know What You Did Last Summer
18. Clint Eastwood directed an adaptation of this non-fiction book by John Berendt, which followed a number of eccentric personalities from Savannah, Georgia.
The Bridges of Madison County
The City of Falling Angels
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Mystic River
19. Randle Patrick McMurphy does battle with Nurse Ratched in this Academy Award winning adaptation of a book by Ken Kesey.
Carnal Knowledge
The Last Detail
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Sometimes a Great Notion
20. Scott Smith followed up his novel A Simple Plan, which was adapted to a film by director Sam Raimi, with this book about malevolent plants that was brought to the big screen by executive producer Ben Stiller.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Little Shop of Horrors
The Ruins
21. This book, by S.E. Hinton, was adapted into a movie that featured such characters as Ponyboy, Sodapop, Two-Bit and Cherry.
The Outsiders
Rumble Fish
That Was Then... This Is Now
22. This Norman Maclean novella featured two young men who were devoted to fly fishing. Robert Redford directed the theatrical adaptation.
Bait Shop
Legends of the Fall
On Golden Pond
A River Runs Through It
23. Aaliyah's final movie role was in this movie, adapted from the Anne Rice novel by the same name.
Exit to Eden
Interview With the Vampire
Queen of the Damned
The Vampire Lestat
24. This Charles Webb novel was adapted into a movie that featured a soundtrack by Simon and Garfunkel.
Almost Famous
Girl, Interrupted
The Graduate
25. Cameron Crowe, known for directing and writing such films as Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous, wrote a book about his experiences when he posed as a high school student for one year. Crowe adapted that book into a screenplay for a movie titled...
Better Off Dead
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Risky Business

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