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Film Adaptations - Best Film Adaptations - Mike Harris' Top 12 Film Adaptations

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John Ford (from the story by Ernest Haycox)

Stagecoach (1939)

Howard Hawks (from Raymond Chandler's novel)

The Big Sleep (1946)

David Lean (from Charles Dickens's novel)

Great Expectations (1946)

John Huston (from C. S. Forester's novel)

The African Queen (1951)

David Lean (from Pierre Boulle's novel)

Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Disney (from Rudyard Kipling's story collection)

The Jungle Book (1967)

Sergei Bondarchuk (from Leo Tolstoy's novel)

War and Peace (1968)

Luchino Visconti (from Thomas Mann's novella)

Death in Venice (1971)

Stanley Kubrick (from Anthony Burgess's novel)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Francis Ford Coppola (from Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Stephen Frears (from Christopher Hampton's theatrical adaptation of the Choderlos de Laclos novel)

Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Baz Luhrmann (from William Shakespeare's play)

William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet (1996)

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