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Literary Classics that never made it to the Silver Screen?

Asked by pattyb (786points) May 19th, 2008

Catcher in the Rye comes to mind. Any others you can think of.
Maybe some books that are not considered classics yet that you think would make a good movie…..?

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AstroChuck's avatar

“The White Mountains” by John Christopher. With the two follow up books to complete the trilogy – “The City of Gold and Lead” and “The Pool of Fire.”

pattyb's avatar

A great kids movie would be “The Teddy Bear Habit” or How I Became a Winner by James Lincoln Collier. Loved this book as a kid.

Allie's avatar

Yes, Catcher in the Rye is amazing. It’s one of my favorite books ever.
I think another one is “Henderson the Rain King.”

AstroChuck's avatar

Has anybody ever made a movie based on “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair? Great book!

psyla's avatar

The Call of Chthulhu by HP Lovecraft. I’d love to see that!

peedub's avatar

A Confederacy of Dunces

I would love to see H. Hesse’s Demian made into a film.

psyla's avatar

“Still Life With Woodpecker” by Tom Robbins!

shockvalue's avatar

“The Republic” by Plato

wildflower's avatar

– it would be a highly entertaining film!

pattyb's avatar

@psyla, they did make a movie, albeit a silent one circa 1920:

sarbee's avatar

I loved catcher in the rye but don’t want to see it on the big screen…

mteutsch's avatar

Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
Another Country James Baldwin
Go Tell It On the Mountain James Baldwin. It appears that a television adaptation was made. However, a more up to date theatrical version would be good.
Light in August William Faulkner

Allie's avatar

Not really a classic, but Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins.

noraasnave's avatar

Ender’s Game -Orson Scott Card
The Shadow of the wind -Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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