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Poll: That Wasn't the Name of the Book...

...or story, play, etc. When literary works are adapted for the screen, the names are sometimes changed, often drastically. Which of the following changes do you find the most striking?

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  1. Vote!

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

    Based on: "Super-Toys Last All Summer Long" by Brian Aldiss
  2. Vote!

    About Last Night (1986)

    Based on: "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" by David Mamet
  3. Vote!

    American Gangster (2007)

    Based on: "The Return of Superfly" by Mark Jacobson
  4. Vote!

    Blade Runner (1982)

    Based on: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Phillip K. Dick
  5. Vote!

    Blow-Up (1966)

    Based on: "Las babas del diablo" (The Devil's Drool) by Julio Cortázar
  6. Vote!

    Boom! (1968)

    Based on: "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" by Tennessee Williams
  7. Vote!

    Charly (1968)

    Based on: "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes
  8. Vote!

    Die Hard (1988)

    Based on: "Nothing Lasts Forever" by Roderick Thorp
  9. Vote!

    Goodfellas (1990)

    Based on: "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi
  10. Vote!

    Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

    Based on "Low Men In Yellow Coats" by Stephen King
  11. Vote!

    Jacknife (1989)

    Based on: "Strange Snow" by Stephen Metcalfe
  12. Vote!

    John Carter (2012)

    Based on: "A Princess of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  13. Vote!

    Lawless (2012)

    Based on: "The Wettest County in the World" by Matt Bondurant
  14. Vote!

    Mean Girls (2004)

    Based on: "Queen Bees and Wannabes" by Rosalind Wiseman
  15. Vote!

    Mississippi Mermaid (1969)

    Based on: "Waltz into Darkness" by Cornell Woolrich
  16. Vote!

    Monte Carlo (2011)

    Based on: "Headhunters" by Jules Bass
  17. Vote!

    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

    Based on: "Opera Hat" by Clarence Budington Kelland
  18. Vote!

    The Music Never Stopped (2011)

    Based on: "The Last Hippie" by Dr. Oliver Sacks
  19. Vote!

    October Sky (1999)

    Based on: "Rocket Boys," which is an anagram of "October Sky," by Homer Hickam
  20. Vote!

    Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

    Based on: "The Hoods" by Harry Grey
  21. Vote!

    Only When I Laugh (1981)

    Based on: "The Gingerbread Lady" by Neil Simon
  22. Vote!

    Out of the Past (1947)

    Based on: "Build My Gallows High" by Daniel Mainwaring
  23. Vote!

    The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)

    Based on: "The Age of Grief" by Jane Smiley
  24. Vote!

    Shattered (1991)

    Based on: "The Plastic Nightmare" by Richard Neely
  25. Vote!

    A Sinful Life (1989)

    Based on: "Just Like the Pom Pom Girls," presented by the Groundlings comedy troupe
  26. Vote!

    Smoke Signals (1998)

    Based on: "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven" by Sherman Alexie
  27. Vote!

    Stalker (1979)

    Based on: "Roadside Picnic" by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
  28. Vote!

    Stand by Me (1986)

    Based on: "The Body" by Stephen King
  29. Vote!

    Steel Toes (2007)

    Based on: "Cherry Docs" by David Gow
  30. Vote!

    Straw Dogs (1971)

    Based on: "The Siege of Trencher's Farm" by Gordon M. Williams
  31. Vote!

    Summer Camp Nightmare (1986)

    Based on: "The Butterfly Revolution" by William Butler
  32. Vote!

    The 13th Warrior (1999)

    Based on: "Eaters of the Dead" by Michael Crichton
  33. Vote!

    Total Recall (1990)

    Based on: "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by Phillip K. Dick
  34. Vote!

    Twister (1989)

    Based on: "OH!" by Mary Robison
  35. Vote!

    Village of the Damned (1960)

    Based on: "The Midwich Cuckoos" by John Wyndham

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