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Books for movie adaptations

The race is now on to find the best on-screen adaptation of literary works, from among 50 books.

india Updated: Apr 22, 2006 13:44 IST

What do Peter Benchley’s Jaws, Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient, and Ken Kesey's One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest have in common? Well, they have all made it to the shortlist of the best 50 books to make it to the big screen.

According to Contactmusic, the list, which has been compiled by Britain’s Book Marketing Society, honours literary classics turned into movie masterpieces, also includes J G Ballard's Empire Of The Sun, Thomas Keneally's Holocaust Drama Schindler's Ark, which was filmed by Steven Spielberg as Schindler's List, along with Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, as well as the gay cowboy romance Brokeback Mountain.

 
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's masterpiece has been filmed and televised numerous times

The race is now on to find the best onscreen adaptation of the literary works, from among these 50 books.