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Poll: Best Film Adaptations Written by the Author (Part 2)

This is a list of film adaptations written by the author of the original source material. Which one is your favorite? Discuss Here!!!

Note: No adaptations of visual media allowed, ruling out adaptations of short films and television shows as well as remakes or reboots. See Part I!

Make Your Choice

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    The Third Man (1949)

    Novella & screenplay by Graham Greene
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    A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

    Stage play & screenplay by Tennessee Williams
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    Sabrina (1954)

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    My Fair Lady (1964)

    Stage play & screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner
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    Alfie (1966)

    Stage play & screenplay by Bill Naughton
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    A Man for All Seasons (1966)

    Stage play & screenplay by Robert Bolt
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    Cool Hand Luke (1967)

    Novel by Donn Pearce, screenplay by Donn Pearce & Frank Pierson
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    The Odd Couple (1968)

    Stage play & screenplay by Neil Simon
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    I Never Sang for My Father (1970)

    Novel & screenplay by Robert Anderson
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    The Last Picture Show (1971)

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    Sleuth (1972)

    Stage play & screenplay by Anthony Shaffer
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    The Ruling Class (1972)

    Stage play & screenplay by Peter Barnes
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    Lenny (1974)

    Stage play & screenplay by Julian Barry
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    The Sunshine Boys (1975)

    Stage play & screenplay by Neil Simon
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    Equus (1977)

    Stage play & screenplay by Peter Shaffer
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    Being There (1979)

    Novel & screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski
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    On Golden Pond (1981)

    Stage play & screenplay by Ernest Thompson
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    The World According to Garp (1982)

    Novel by John Irving, screenplay by John Irving & Steve Tesich
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    Educating Rita (1983)

    Stage play & screenplay by Willy Russell
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    A Soldier's Story (1984)

    Stage play & screenplay by Charles Fuller
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    Prizzi's Honor (1985)

    Novel by Richard Condon & screenplay by Richard Condon & Janet Roach
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    My Life as a Dog (1985)

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    Children of a Lesser God (1986)

    Stage play by Mark Medoff, Screenplay by Mark Medoff & Hesper Anderson
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    Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

    Stage play & screenplay by Christopher Hampton
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    Postcards from the Edge (1990)

    Novel & screenplay by Carrie Fisher
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    Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

    Novel by Fannie Flagg, Screenplay by Fannie Flagg & Carol Sobieski
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    The Player (1992)

    Novel & screenplay by Michael Tolkin
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    A Simple Plan (1998)

    Novel & screenplay by Scott B. Smith
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    Layer Cake (2004)

    Novel & screenplay by J.J. Connolly
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    Let the Right One In (2008)

    Novel & screenplay by John Ajvide Lindqvist
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    The Sunset Limited (2011)

    Stage play & teleplay by Cormac McCarthy
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    August: Osage County (2013)

    Stage play & screenplay by Tracy Letts
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    Moonlight (2016)

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    Fences (2016)

    Stage play & screenplay by August Wilson
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    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

    Novel & screenplay by J.K. Rowling