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Movies based on magazine stories

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REAR WINDOW (1954) uses a story published by Cornell Woolrich in Dime Detective magazine.

DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975) is inspired by a true story printed in Life magazine.

THE KILLING FIELDS (1984) is based on an article that appeared in the New York Times magazine. 

BOOGIE NIGHTS (1997) comes from an article written for Rolling Stone.

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BIGGER THAN LIFE (1956) is based on a 1955 article in "The New Yorker" entitled "Ten Feet Tall" written by medical writer Berton Roueche.

SHATTERED GLASS (2003) is based on an article in "Vanity Fair" written by H. G. Bissinger, in which he chronicles the rise and fall of journalist Stephen Glass's career at "The New Republic".

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Another Cornell Woolrich--The Window based on "The Boy Cried Murder" in Mystery Book Magazine, 1947

Although many sources name the novel, the credits of Invasion of the Body Snatchers say based on the Collier's Magazine series by Jack Finney

W. Somerset Maugham's short story "Rain" published in The Smart Set magazine in 1921 was the basis for Rain, Sadie Thompson, Miss Sadie Thompson

Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" was a short story in Burton's Gentleman's Magazine has been used several times, including House of Usher

nearly all Damon Runyon tales started as short stories, many in magazines...Lady for a Day was originally "Madame La Gimp", published in Cosmopolitan

"They Thought the War Was On" by Lois Dickert in McCall's is the basis of Ladybug, Ladybug

 

"Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates from Astounding Science Fiction Magazine became The Day the Earth Stood Still  Related image

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ALL ABOUT EVE -- based on a story in Cosmopolitan

SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY -- the James Thurber story that it barely resembles was first published in the New Yorker

THE KILLERS -- based on Hemingway's story  from Schribner's Magazine

RASHOMON -- story was in Japan's Shinchō magazine

LAST TIME I SAW PARIS -- Fitzgerald's story from the Saturday Evening Post

THE FLY -- based on the story in Playboy

36 HOURS -- based on a story by Roald Dahl of all people first published in Harper's

3:10 TO YUMA -- based on a story published in Dime Western Magazine

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Yesterday's replies remind me why I love reading the posts in this thread! Thank you.

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one thousand two hundred seventeenth category

Sad stories

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DARK VICTORY (1939)
ROMEO AND JULIET (1968)
LORENZO'S OIL (1992)

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On 1/9/2019 at 6:43 AM, TopBilled said:

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one thousand two hundred sixteenth category

Movies based on magazine stories

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The Old Man & the Gun (2018) is based on David Grann's magazine article "The Old Man and the Gun" published in The New Yorker.

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5 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Yesterday's replies remind me why I love reading the posts in this thread! Thank you.

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one thousand two hundred seventeenth category

Sad stories

Casablanca (1942)

The Christmas Wish (1998)

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)

IN THE BEDROOM (2001)

LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR (1977)

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (2005)

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (1997)

SOUNDER (1972)

SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993)

MY GIRL (1991)

 

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Just now, GGGGerald said:

Imitation of Life (1934)

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Excellent example. My favorite version.

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Great with a gun

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ANNIE OAKLEY (1935)
THE SNIPER (1952)
LA FEMME NIKITA (1991)

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THE GUNFIGHTER (1950) One of my favorite Gregory Peck performances

HIGH NOON (1952)

SHANE (1953)

THE LEFT HANDED GUN (1958)

LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL (1994)

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I'm going to mention The Old Man & the Gun (2018) for this latest category, too. Because Forrest Tucker must have been pretty good with a gun to pull so many bank robberies.

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On 1/10/2019 at 5:38 AM, TopBilled said:
one thousand two hundred seventeenth category

Sad stories

sorry to go backward, but I couldn't believe no one said Steel Magnolias, Beaches, or Terms of Endearment..I can't even re-watch them.

 

 

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22 minutes ago, shutoo said:

sorry to go backward, but I couldn't believe no one said Steel Magnolias, Beaches, or Terms of Endearment..I can't even re-watch them.

Yes, BEACHES is a real tearjerker. I think it's my favorite Bette Midler picture. THE ROSE also has a sad ending.

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one thousand two hundred nineteenth category

Deluxe accommodations

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WEEKEND AT THE WALDORF (1945)
HONEYMOON HOTEL (1964)
HOTEL PARADISO (1966)

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