There are several ways for an individual to express themselves artistically. Criticizing, encouraging and forming opinions are some of the purposes for which artists publicize their works in different environments. Among these environments are the fields of literature It’s from movie theater who, on several occasions, came together to tell a story.
Check out the 10 best films that came from the pages of the books
Based on the book (1969), by Mario Puzo (also called Brazil), the film directed by Francis Ford Coppola tells the story of the Mafia family Corleone, which struggles to maintain its supremacy in the United States after the Second World War.
However, an assassination attempt leaves Chief Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) incapacitated, and the power must be passed on to his sons Michael (Al Pacino) and Sonny (James Caan).
The work is considered one of the best productions in history, ranking second in the ranking of the 250 best films, according to IMDb. In addition to the Oscar for ‘Best Film’, he won the statuettes for ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’ and ‘Best Actor’ (Marlon Brando), and was nominated for six others (among the nominations, ‘Best Director’).
Based on the third book in the JRR Tolkien trilogy, published in 1955, the work is also the third in a series of films directed by Peter Jackson. narrates the final confrontation between the forces of good and evil for control of Middle Earth.
The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning all, including ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’. It ranks fifth in the IMDb ranking.
Directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, the Brazilian film was based on the eponymous book released in 1997 by Paulo Lins, and tells the story of the favela Cidade de Deus from the point of view of the character Buscapé (Alexandre Rodrigues).
In addition to its success in Brazil, it was internationally acclaimed. Nominated for four Oscar categories, he left the 2003 awards empty-handed. Even so, the cinematographic work is considered one of the best and most important productions in national cinema. It occupies the 22nd position in the IMDb.
Fruit of the pages of the 1977 book by writer Stephen King, the film , directed by Stanley Kubrick, is seen as one of the most influential in the horror genre.
Starring Jack Nicholson, the story begins when Jack Torrance becomes a caretaker at a secluded hotel during the winter. He settles down with his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and his son Danny (Danny Lloyd). However, Jack’s discovery of the hotel’s horrors makes him a murderer, terrifying his family.
is a thriller directed by Martin Scorsese. Narrated by the protagonist Henry Hill (Christopher Serrone and Ray Liotta), the film tells the story of the narrator in the mafia, from his ancestry to his fall.
Based on the book, published in 1985 by crime reporter Nicholas Peggi, the film was nominated for six Oscar categories, including ‘Best Picture’, but took only one statuette, ‘Best Supporting Actor’ to Joe Pesci. It occupies the 17th position in the IMDb table.
Also from a book by Stephen King, published in 1982, the film, by Frank Darabont, occupies the top of the list of IMDb. Nominated for seven Oscar categories (including ‘Best Picture’) in the great year of 1995, he won none.
The story told by the film is that of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), accused of double murder and sentenced to prison at Shawshank State Prison. There, he meets Ellis “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman) and begins to gain credibility. Even so, Andy does not give up on his plan to escape.
In this classic thriller by Jonathan Demme, adapted from the 1988 book by Tom Harris, FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) is recruited to capture a dangerous on the loose. For that, he needs the unexpected help of Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a dangerous killer and cannibal who is serving a life sentence.
was nominated for seven Oscar statuettes, taking the top five of them (‘Best Film’, ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Actress’, ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’), being the third film in history to achieve this done. It occupies the 22nd position on the IMDb website.
Adapted from the book, written in 1962 by Anthony Burgess, the film directed by Stanley Kubrick shows the story of young Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) and his violent gang. However, after being betrayed and imprisoned, Alex undergoes a behavior modification experiment in order to gain his freedom.
was nominated for four Oscar statuettes (‘Best Film’, ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’ and ‘Best Editing’), but won none.
Nominee for 11 statuettes and winner of seven, including Steven Spielberg’s ‘Best Picture’, depicts the story of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), a German businessman who saved the lives of more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them at your factory.
The film is based on the 1982 novel by Thomas Keneally, which tells the story of Schindler through Holocaust survivor Poldek Pfefferberg. According to IMDb, it is the seventh best film in history.
Another winner of the Academy’s top five awards, was adapted from the book by writer Ken Kesey, published in 1962.
The film is set in a mental hospital and its protagonist is Randle McMurphy, an inmate who claims insanity to be admitted to the hospital, where he rebels against the arrogant nurse Mildred Ratched and cheers up the other patients. It is number 18 in the IMDb.