List Of Films Based On Arts Books

This is a list of films based on arts books.

Architecture

Architects

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
The Fountainhead 1949 King Vidor USA The Fountainhead Ayn Rand 1943 Novel -

Circus

Performers

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Dumbo ? 1941 Ben Sharpsteen USA Dumbo Helen Aberson 193? Children's book -
Horton Hatches the Egg ? 1942 Robert Clampett USA Horton Hatches the Egg Dr. Seuss 1940 Children's book -
The Man Who Laughs 1928 Paul Leni USA The Man Who Laughs Victor Hugo 1869 Novel -
  • ? Animated film.

Carnies

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
7 Faces of Dr. Lao 1964 George Pal USA The Circus of Dr. Lao Charles G. Finney 1935 Novel -

Dance

Dancers

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Nijinsky 1980 Herbert Ross USA Life of Nijinsky Romola Nijinsky 1933 Memoir Vaslav Nijinsky

Fine art

Painters

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Moulin Rouge 1952 John Huston UK Moulin Rouge Pierre La Mure 1950 Novel Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Lust for Life 1956 Vincente Minnelli USA Lust for Life Irving Stone 1934 Novel Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin
The Agony and the Ecstasy 1965 Carol Reed USA The Agony and the Ecstasy Irving Stone 1961 Novel Michelangelo
Pollock 2000 Ed Harris USA Jackson Pollock: An American Saga [1] Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith 1989 Biography Jackson Pollock
Frida 2002 Julie Taymor USA Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo Hayden Herrera 1983 Biography Frida Kahlo
Girl with a Pearl Earring 2003 Peter Webber UK & Luxembourg Girl with a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier 1999 Novel Jan Vermeer
Carrington 1995 Christopher Hampton UK & France Lytton Strachey: The New Biography Michael Holroyd 1994 Biography Dora Carrington
Goya - oder der arge Weg der Erkenntnis 1971 Konrad Wolf East Germany & USSR Goya oder der arge Weg der Erkenntnis Lion Feuchtwanger 1951 Novel Francisco Goya

Sculptors

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Camille Claudel 1988 Bruno Nuytten France ? Reine-Marie Paris 198? Biography Camille Claudel, Auguste Rodin
Savage Messiah 1972 Ken Russell UK Savage Messiah H.S. Ede 1931 Biography Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

Life models

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
The Naked Civil Servant * 1975 Jack Gold UK The Naked Civil Servant Quentin Crisp 1968 Autobiography Quentin Crisp
Girl with a Pearl Earring 2003 Peter Webber UK & Luxembourg Girl with a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier 1999 Novel "Girl with a Pearl Earring" (incognita)
  • * TV movie.

Literature

Authors (fiction)

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man 1962 Martin Ritt USA Nick Adams stories Ernest Hemingway [2] 1920s Stories Ernest Hemingway
The Shining 1980 Stanley Kubrick USA The Shining Stephen King 1977 Novel -
The Moderns 1988 Alan Rudolph USA A Moveable Feast Ernest Hemingway [2] 1964 (posthumous) Memoir Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein
Old Gringo 1989 Luis Puenzo USA The Old Gringo Carlos Fuentes [3] 1985 Novel Ambrose Bierce
Naked Lunch 1991 David Cronenberg Canada, UK, Japan Naked Lunch William S. Burroughs 1959 Novel William S. Burroughs
Hammett 1993 Wim Wenders USA Hammett Joe Gores 1975 Novel Dashiell Hammett
In Love and War 1996 Richard Attenborough USA Hemingway in Love and War Henry S. Villard & James Nagel (editors) 1989 [4]¤ Diary Ernest Hemingway
Hamsun 1996 Jan Troell Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark Processen mod Hamsun Thorkild Hansen 1978 Non-fiction Knut Hamsun
Regnbuen Marie Hamsun 1953 Autobiography
Misery 1990 Rob Reiner USA Misery Stephen King 1987 Novel -
Children of the Century 1999 Diane Kurys France The Confession of a Child of the Century Alfred de Musset 1836 Novel/
Memoir
George Sand, Alfred de Musset
Secret Window 2004 David Koepp USA Secret Window, Secret Garden Stephen King 1990 Novella Stephen King
(simulacrum)
Capote 2005 Bennett Miller USA Capote Gerald Clarke 199? Biography Truman Capote, Harper Lee
Infamous 2006 Douglas McGrath USA Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career George Plimpton 1997 Biography Truman Capote, Harper Lee
Miss Potter 2006 Chris Noonan UK The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter 1901/
1902
Children's
book
Beatrix Potter
Daphne * 2007 Clare Beavan UK Daphne du Maurier: The Secret Life of the Renowned Storyteller Margaret Forster 1993 Biography Daphne du Maurier
The Hours 2002 Stephen Daldry USA & UK The Hours Michael Cunningham 1998 Novel Virginia Woolf
  • * TV movie.

Authors (non-fiction)

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Paper Lion 1968 Alex March USA Paper Lion George Plimpton 1967 Memoir George Plimpton
Reds 1981 Warren Beatty USA Ten Days that Shook the World (uncredited) John Reed (uncredited) 1919 Memoir John Reed
Stealing Heaven 1988 Clive Donner UK ? Stealing Heaven Marion Meade 1979 Novel Peter Abelard
Regeneration 1997 Gillies MacKinnon UK & Canada Regeneration [5] Pat Barker 1991 Novel Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves ?
Passage + 2008 John Walker Canada Fatal Passage Ken McGoogan 2001 Non-fiction Charles Dickens
Carrington 1995 Christopher Hampton UK & France Lytton Strachey: The New Biography Michael Holroyd 1994 Biography Lytton Strachey
Out of Africa 1985 Sydney Pollack USA Out of Africa Isak Dinesen 1937 Memoir Isak Dinesen ?
  • ? Certain authors have written well-known fiction, in addition to their non-fiction.
  • + Dramatized documentary.

Authors (ghostwriting)

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Winchell * 1998 Paul Mazursky USA Winchell: His Life and Times Herman Klurfeld 1976 [4] Non-fiction Herman Klurfeld
The Ghost Writer 2010 Roman Polanski France, Germany, UK The Ghost Robert Harris 2007 Novel -
The Front [6] 1976 Martin Ritt USA Inside Out: A Memoir of the Blacklist (uncredited) Walter Bernstein 1996 Memoir Hollywood blacklist
  • * TV movie.

Authors (forgery)

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
The Hoax 2006 Lasse Hallström USA The Hoax Clifford Irving 1981 Non-fiction Clifford Irving

Playwrights

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Reds 1981 Warren Beatty USA Ten Days that Shook the World (uncredited) John Reed (uncredited) 1919 Non-fiction/
Memoir
Eugene O'Neill
Wilde 1997 Brian Gilbert UK Oscar Wilde [7] Richard Ellmann 1989 Biography Oscar Wilde
En compagnie d'Antonin Artaud 1993 Gérard Mordillat France En compagnie d'Antonin Artaud Jacques Prevel 1974 Journal/
Memoir
Antonin Artaud
The Trials of Oscar Wilde 1960 Ken Hughes UK The Stringed Lute John Furnell 195? Play Oscar Wilde
Famous Trials: Oscar Wilde Montgomery Hyde 1948 Non-fiction

Poets

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Beautiful Dreamers 1990 John Kent Harrison Canada Walt Whitman Maurice Bucke 1883 Biography Walt Whitman
Regeneration 1997 Gillies MacKinnon UK & Canada Regeneration [5] Pat Barker 1991 Novel Wilfred Owen
Bright Star 2009 Jane Campion UK, Australia, France Keats (uncredited) Andrew Motion 1998 Biography John Keats
In My Country 2004 John Boorman UK ? Country of My Skull Antjie Krog 1998 Memoir Antjie Krog
Hedd Wyn 1992 Paul Turner Wales [8][9] Yr Arwr Hedd Wyn 1917 Poem Hedd Wyn

Scriptwriters

(radio drama)

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Tune In Tomorrow 1990 John Amiel USA Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter Mario Vargas Llosa 1977 Novel/
Memoir
Mario Vargas Llosa (simulacrum)

Publishers

(books and magazines)

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Bright Lights, Big City 1988 James Bridges USA Bright Lights, Big City Jay McInerney 1984 Novel -
The Devil Wears Prada 2006 David Frankel USA The Devil Wears Prada Lauren Weisberger 2003 Novel Anna Wintour (simulacrum)

Readers

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
The Jane Austen Book Club 2007 Robin Swicord USA The Jane Austen Book Club Karen Joy Fowler 2004 Novel Jane Austen (oeuvre)
Misery 1990 Rob Reiner USA Misery Stephen King 1987 Novel -
The Hours 2002 Stephen Daldry USA & UK The Hours Michael Cunningham 1998 Novel Virginia Woolf (oeuvre)

Bibliophiles

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
The Ninth Gate 1999 Roman Polanski Portugal, Spain, France, USA The Club Dumas Arturo Pérez-Reverte 1993 Novel -

Magic

Magicians

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Houdini 1953 George Marshall USA Houdini Harold Kellock 195? Non-fiction Harry Houdini

Music

Composers

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Voices from a Locked Room 1995 Malcolm Clarke UK & USA Double Jeopardy Mark A. Stuart 198? Novel ? Peter Warlock
Amadeus 1984 Milo? Forman USA Amadeus Peter Shaffer 1979 Play W. A. Mozart, Antonio Salieri

Conductors

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Taking Sides 2001 István Szabó France, UK, Germany, Austria Taking Sides Ronald Harwood 1995 Play Wilhelm Furtwängler
? (uncredited) Wilhelm Furtwängler (uncredited) 194? Diary
Voices from a Locked Room 1995 Malcolm Clarke UK & USA Double Jeopardy Mark A. Stuart 198? Novel ? Thomas Beecham

Songwriters

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Bound for Glory 1976 Hal Ashby USA Bound for Glory Woody Guthrie 1943 Autobiography Woody Guthrie
The Buddy Holly Story 1978 Steve Rash USA Buddy Holly: His Life and Music John Goldrosen 197? Non-fiction Buddy Holly
Great Balls of Fire! 1989 Jim McBride USA ? Myra Lewis with Murray M. Silver, Jr. 197? Autobiography Jerry Lee Lewis
The Doors 1991 Oliver Stone USA notes[10] (unpublished) for No One Here Gets Out Alive (uncredited) Jerry Hopkins & Danny Sugerman (both uncredited) 1980 Non-fiction Jim Morrison, The Doors
Riders On The Storm: My Life With Jim Morrison and the Doors[11] (uncredited) John Densmore (uncredited) 1990 Memoir John Densmore, Jim Morrison, The Doors
Illustrated History of the Doors[11] (uncredited) Danny Sugerman (uncredited) 198? Non-fiction Jim Morrison, The Doors
Whale Music 1994 Richard J. Lewis Canada Whale Music[12] Paul Quarrington 1989 Novel Brian Wilson
(simulacrum)
Stoned 2005 Stephen Woolley UK The Murder of Brian Jones Anna Wohlin 198? Non-fiction Brian Jones
Walk the Line 2005 James Mangold USA Cash: The Autobiography Johnny Cash with Patrick Carr 1997 Autobiography Johnny Cash, June Carter
Man in Black: His Own Story in His Own Words Johnny Cash 1975 Autobiography
Amazing Grace 2006 Michael Apted UK & USA "Amazing Grace" John Newton 1779 Hymn John Newton
The Mambo Kings 1992 Arne Glimcher USA The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love[13] Oscar Hijuelos 1989 Novel -
Crazy Heart 2009 Scott Cooper USA Crazy Heart Thomas Cobb 1987 Novel Jennings, Kristofferson, Haggard, Thompson (composite simulacrum)[]

Singers

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Lady Sings the Blues 1972 Sidney J. Furie USA Lady Sings the Blues Billie Holiday with William Dufty 1956 Autobiography Billie Holiday

Instrumentalists

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Hilary and Jackie 1998 Anand Tucker UK A Genius in the Family Piers du Pré & Hilary du Pré 1997 Memoir Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim
Young Man with a Horn 1950 Michael Curtiz USA Young Man with a Horn Dorothy Baker 1938 Novel Bix Beiderbecke (simulacrum)

Radio

Performers

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Talk Radio 1988 Oliver Stone USA Talked to Death: The Life and Murder of Alan Berg Stephen Singular 198? Non-fiction

Stage

Burlesque

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
The Night They Raided Minsky's 1968 William Friedkin USA The Night They Raided Minsky's Rowland Barber 1960 Novel Minsky's Burlesque
Applause[14] 1929 Rouben Mamoulian USA Applause Beth Brown 1928[4] Novel -

Cabaret

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Moulin Rouge 1952 John Huston UK Moulin Rouge Pierre La Mure 1950 Novel Moulin Rouge

Chinese opera

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Farewell My Concubine 1993 Chen Kaige China Farewell My Concubine Lilian Lee 1993 Novel -
Farewell My Concubine ?  ?  ? Beijing opera
  • ? This traditional opera is performed by the characters in the film.

Theatre

Actors and actresses

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
Daphne * 2007 Clare Beavan UK Daphne du Maurier: The Secret Life of the Renowned Storyteller Margaret Forster 1993 Biography Gertrude Lawrence

Stage directors

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
En compagnie d'Antonin Artaud 1993 Gérard Mordillat France En compagnie d'Antonin Artaud Jacques Prevel 1974 Journal/
Memoir
Antonin Artaud

Visual arts

Photographers

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
The Bridges of Madison County 1995 Clint Eastwood USA The Bridges of Madison County aka Love in Black and White Robert James Waller 1992 Novel -

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1991.
  2. ^ a b Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.
  3. ^ Fuentes was awarded the Cervantes Prize in 1987.
  4. ^ a b c Publication details for this title have been confirmed by the catalogue of the US Library of Congress. Source: Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  5. ^ a b Barker's sequel, The Ghost Road, was the recipient of the Booker Prize in 1995.
  6. ^ See List of films based on film books for more information on this title.
  7. ^ Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1989.
  8. ^ "The BFI: Hedd Wyn (1992)". British Film Institute website. British Film Institute. 2010. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "countries within a country: Number10.go.uk". Prime Minister's Office. 10 January 2003. Archived from the original on 16 April 2010. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ The families of Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson both objected to the book by Hopkins and Sugerman. The producers bought the rights to the notes, rather than the book itself. Source: Lavington (q.v.), p. 138.
  11. ^ a b Source: Lavington (q.v.), p. 148.
  12. ^ Recipient of the Governor General's Award in 1989.
  13. ^ Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1990.
  14. ^ Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 2006.

Bibliography

  • Lavington, Stephen. Virgin Film: Oliver Stone, Virgin Books, London, 2004.
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