RE: RARA-AVIS: Books to Films

From: Anders Engwall ( anders.engwall@comhem.se)
Date: 28 Jun 2007


A few perhaps not so obvious suggestions. Not all of these novels are that good, btw, but they might be interesting for the comparison in that the corresponding movie is much more famous or very different or much better. Or all of those things.

 

Robert L. Pike: MUTE WITNESS (into Peter Yates' BULLITT)

John Ball: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

Len Deighton: THE IPCRESS FILE

John Godey: THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE

Frederick Forsyth: THE DAY OF THE JACKAL (two adaptions, haven't seen the remake but Fred Zinneman's 1973 version is terrific)

Joseph Hayes: THE DESPERATE HOURS (two adaptions, the remake from 1990 is possibly one of the worst movies ever)

Dorothy B. Hughes: IN A LONELY PLACE

Budd Schulberg: ON THE WATERFRONT

Gerald Petievich: Money Men (into James B. Harris' THE BOILING POINT - very underrated)

Brian Garfield: DEATH WISH

James Ellroy: BLOOD ON THE MOON (into James B. Harris' COP)

 

A few non-anglos, they may be hard to find:

 

Auguste Le Breton: DU RIFIFI CHEZ LES HOMMES (into Jules Dassin's RIFIFI)

Albert Simonin: TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI (adapted by Jacques Becker in 1953 - is this available on DVD? Haven't seen this for 30 years)

Maj Sjl & Per WahlTHE ABOMINABLE MAN (into Bo Widerberg's THE MAN ON THE ROOF in 1976, much superior to the novel)

Friedrich Datt: DAS VERSPRECHEN (several adaptions, e.g. Sean Penn's THE PLEDGE)

Heinrich B DIE VERLORENE EHRE DER KATHARINA BLUM (into Volker Schlrff's THE LOST HONOR OF KATHARINA BLUM)

 

 

From: rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com [mailto: rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of William Ahearn Sent: den 28 juni 2007 03:29 To: rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com Subject: RARA-AVIS: Books to Films

 

Hey,

Started a new section in my website dedicated to crime books that became crime film. Thompson, Goodis and McBain are the first three authors and the section will be updated often. Any favorites? Lemme know.

Thanks,

William

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