10 Films Based On Short Stories

Are all movies produced from screenplays only?

Nope.

Many have been inspired by novels. Think Harry Potter and Twilight. But, did you know that there are a large number inspired by short stories?

Here are a few just to give you an idea:

Sleepy Hollow – based on Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Birds – based on Daphne du Maurier’s story with the same name

Minority Report – based on Philip K. Dick’s story with the same name

I, Robot – inspired by a collection of short stories by Issac Asimov of the same name

Candyman – based on Clive Barker’s collection of stories in the Books of Blood

They Live – based on Ray Nelson’s Eight O’Clock In the Morning

Dark Water – based on Koji Suzuki’s Floating Water

Screamers – based on Philip K. Dick’s Second Variety

The Thing – based on John W. Campbell Jr.’s Who Goes There?

In my next post, how does a short story get selected to be a film?

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Summer Tidbits (and a question)

Welcome to the end of summer and upcoming start of a new school year (my son starts his first year of middle school…gulp!). Things have been a bit crazy around my house.  I haven’t written or read as much as I’d wanted.  I hope my readers will understand.  I’m also hoping that in a few weeks things will start to slow down and I can resume my “normal” schedule.

It’s nice to dream, huh?

Very recently I was presented with an opportunity to work on a collaborative project (a screenplay).  We plan to start it this fall.  This new adventure excites me beyond words as I’ve never done a collaborative work before.  For those of you who have, what kind of experience did you have?  Was it positive?  Negative?  Any words of wisdom you can to share?  🙂

 

 

 

A Little Bit of This and That

It’s a rainy day as the remnant of T.S. Andrea makes her way through the region.  I decided to take a day off today for safety reasons since there’s flooding in the area.

Plan to write today. I’ve been working on a 3-page short screenplay as an assignment for a course I’m taking.  Right now it’s up to 2 pages.  The title is “The Watch.”  I’m not focusing on the formatting bit (yet); need to flesh out the story bit first.  I got the “discovery” and “change” parts down; just need to develop the rest further.  I may post this online in the near future for comments.

I also need to finish writing the next chapter for the web serial, Redemption but may not get to that until Saturday or so.

I recently signed up for the 7DayStory challenge where in 7 days you write a short story.  I have a few ideas floating around in my mind, but needed an extra boost to get me started on them.  Stay tuned!

Oh, and I was recently interviewed on a blog by Christine Rice.

That’s it for me.  What’s going on in your world?

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