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Poll: Best Film Adaptations Written by the Author

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

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

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    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

    Novel & Screenplay by Jesse Andrews
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    Room (2015)

    Novel & screenplay by Emma Donoghue
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    Gone Girl (2014)

    Novel & screenplay by Gillian Flynn
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    The Drop (2014)

    Novel & screenplay by Dennis Lehane
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    Tom à la ferme (2013)

    Stage play by Michel Marc Bouchard, Screenplay by Michel Marc Bouchard & Xavier Dolan
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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

    Novel & Screenplay/Direction by Stephen Chbosky
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    The Ides of March (2011)

    Stage play by Beau Willimon, Screenplay by Willimon, George Clooney & Grant Heslov
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    Bernie (2011)

    Article by Skip Hollandsworth, Screenplay by Skip Hollandsworth & Richard Linklater
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    Carnage (2011)

    Stage play by Yasmina Reza, Screenplay by Yasmina Reza & Roman Polanski
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    Doubt (2008)

    Stage play & screenplay by John Patrick Shanley
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    Frost/Nixon (2008)

    Stage play & screenplay by Peter Morgan
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    Little Children (2006)

    Novel by Tom Perrotta, Screenplay by Tom Perrotta & Todd Field
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    Closer (2004)

    Stage play & screenplay by Patrick Marber
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    Ghost World (2001)

    Novel by Daniel Clowes, Screenplay by Daniel Clowes & Terry Zwigoff
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    The Cider House Rules (1999)

    Novel & screenplay by John Irving
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    The Crucible (1996)

    Novel & screenplay by Arthur Miller
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    Casino (1995)

    Book by Nicholas Pileggi, Screenplay by Nicholas Pileggi & Martin Scorsese
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    The Madness of King George (1994)

    Stage play & screenplay by Alan Bennett
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    Jurassic Park (1993)

    Novel by Michael Crichton, Screenplay by Michael Crichton & David Koepp
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    Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

    Stage play & screenplay by David Mamet
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    A Few Good Men (1992)

    Stage play & screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
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    Dances with Wolves (1990)

    Novel & screenplay by Michael Blake
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    Goodfellas (1990)

    Book by Nicholas Pileggi, Screenplay by Nicholas Pileggi & Martin Scorsese
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    Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

    Stage play & screenplay by Alfred Uhry
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    Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

    Autobiography by Ron Kovic, Screenplay by Ron Kovic & Oliver Stone
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    Full Metal Jacket (1987)

    Novel by Gustav Hasford, Screenplay Gustav Hasford, Stanley Kubrick & Michael Herr
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    Ironweed (1987)

    Novel & screenplay by William Kennedy
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    The Princess Bride (1987)

    Novel & screenplay by William Goldman
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    Amadeus (1984)

    Stage play & screenplay by Peter Shaffer
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    Marathon Man (1976)

    Novel & screenplay by William Goldman
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    The Exorcist (1973)

    Novel & Screenplay by William Peter Blatty
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    The Godfather (1972)

    Novel by Mario Puzo, Screenplay by Mario Puzo & Francis Ford Coppola
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    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    Short story by Arthur C. Clarke, Screenplay by Arthur C. Clarke & Stanley Kubrick
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    Novel by Peter George, Screenplay by Peter George, Stanley Kubrick & Terry Southern
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    Lolita (1962)

    Novel by Vladimir Nabokov, Screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov & Stanley Kubrick