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4 Iconic Authors Who Have Had Their Books Adapted For Film

4 Iconic Authors Who Have Had Their Books Adapted For Film

This post covers some authors whose works of fiction were so good that they were made into films. Interestingly, these film adaptations turned out to be just as good as the books.

Find 4 iconic authors in literary history who have had their books adapted for film:

J.R.R. Tolkien

Known to have paved the way for the generation of prolific authors we have today, J.R.R. Tolkien’s works of fiction are still a staple among readers today. He defined the fantasy genre and as a result, his most popular work, The Lord of The Rings – the most widely read novel of the 20th century – has been adapted for film, radio, and stage. The film adaptation of The Lord of The Rings has been critically acclaimed around the world for its fantastic depth of characters, powerful themes, and rich plot. It comprises three parts: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.

Stephen King

The king of horror fiction himself! Stephen King has left the legacy of being one of the living authors to have the most books turned into movies. If Stephen King’s books don’t send shivers down your spine then you may as well be a bonafide stoic. He is such a natural that, through his works of fiction, he is able to capture the very things we fear the most as humans.

As a result, these works have become a masterpiece in the horror genre and several of them have been adapted for film. Some of these include The Shining, Pet Sematary, Shawshank Redemption, Carrie, Green Mile, and Stand By Me. If you are a horror movie fan then you should definitely see these movies, if you have not. A word of caution: these movies are not for the faint-hearted so brace up for impact!

J.K. Rowling

Thanks to this woman, most millennials had the time of their lives with the most amazing fantasy film series to ever grace Hollywood. This series is none other than the Harry Potter franchise. JK Rowling’s Harry Potter is undeniably one of the most popular fantasy works in history. The books, as well as the movies sold in large numbers, and this can be credited chiefly to JK Rowling’s ability to create magical worlds and take the reader through dreamland.

The movie adaptations of her books comprise 8 fantasy films: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part1), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2) and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

George R.R. Martin

This one is still fresh in our minds. Game of Thrones, the movie adapted from the book by George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, is currently the most popular Television show among movie viewers. This all boils down to George R.R Martin’s way with words and an interesting depiction of medieval times which you don’t just come across in any literary work. Game of Thrones remains the only movie adaptation of the A Song of Ice and Fire series.


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