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Woo-hoo! That could be the exclamation an author would give when they get a phone call from a media company. They know the deal could run into millions of dollars, and that means they’ll be in business for a very long time. That fund can give them the flexibility to write more awesome books that would have the potential of becoming a bestseller.
Platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Peacock are always looking for exciting movies to keep their subscribers paying. They spend billions in content in hopes that one day they’ll make a massive profit. Right now, they are competing among themselves, and those who stand out are winning. Disney came out with its service, and it soon has gotten over 100 million members. There’s no doubt that this business is highly competitive, but as I said, those who stand out are winning. So, if you want to know the great books that became a movie, below are some:
1. The Color Purple
Steven Spielberg directed this film. He’s also helped in making lots of movies. In this movie, he made sure the actors convey much of the emotional content through their performance. A novel written by Alice Walker, one of America’s greatest authors, has been brought to light for you to see.
2. The Remains of the Day
This is an adaptation directed by James Ivory. In an article in the Guardian, Kazuo Ishiguro gave an insight on how he was able to write the novel, The Remains of the day, in four weeks. The book is firmly rooted in Stevens’s point of view, while the film keeps all the characters at equal length, resulting in a more comprehensive view of Stevens’s world.
3. Forrest Gump
A novel, written by Winston Groom, was adapted into a movie and then released in 1994. With over $678 million in box office sales and winning the Academy Award, one would say it was a success. Tom Hanks delivered and also won an award.
4. The Princess Bride
Rob Reiner directed this movie in 1987. A novel by William Goldman, an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. The book combines elements of comedy, adventure, fantasy, drama, romance, and fairy tales. It is presented as an abridgment of a longer work by the fictional S. Morgenstern, and Goldman's "commentary" asides are constant throughout.
5. The Devil Wears Prada novel
A novel, originally published and was later adapted into a movie, which was released in 2006. Before writing the book, Weisberger had worked as a personal assistant for American Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who happens to be British. David Frankel is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. It’s worth noting that this movie he directed made over $300 million at the box office, considering Rachel McAdams turned down Anne Hathaway’s role three times.