Film’s Books

As the saying  goes, the book is  better than the film. This is usually the case. There are times when both are good. There are times when the film is better. Sometimes, though, they are both great, and maintain their formal integrity as a book or a film while furthering the central story in some way. Below you will see a list of books (some of them still obscure) that led (and not always directly) to some great films. All of these books are on Biblio. I hope that the films are at your local video store.

The book: Being There by Jerzy Kozinski

The film: Being There by Hal Ashby

The book: Le Feu Follet (The Fire Within) by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle

The film : Le Feu Follet (The Fire Within) by Louis Malle

The book:  The Trial by Franz Kafka

The film: The Trial by Orson Welles

The book: Rashomon and other stories  by Ryunosuke Akutagawa

The film: Rashomon byAkira Kurosawa

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