Brokeback makes best book-to-film shortlist
Gay cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain has been included in a shortlist of the top 50 books adapted into a film.
The list, which is being organised by the Guardian and the British Book Marketing Society, recognises literature which has been turned into successful movies.
It will be voted by readers on the internet and in bookshops.
The winner will be announced at the Guardian Hay literary festival in May.
Books on the list embrace a variety of genres and include stories which have led to Stephen Spielberg classics as well as cult films such as Stand by Me and Clockwork Orange.
The full list of nominees are:
Alice in Wonderland American Psycho
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Charlie the Chocolate Factory
A Clockwork Orange
Close Range (inc Brokeback Mountain)
The Day of the Triffids
Devil in a Blue Dress
Different Seasons (inc The Shawshank Redemption)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (aka Bladerunner)
Empire of the Sun
The English Patient
The French Lieutenant’s Woman
Heart of Darkness (aka Apocalypse Now)
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Jungle Book
A Kestrel for a Knave (aka Kes)
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Lord of the Flies
The Maltese Falcon
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Pride and Prejudice
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Railway Children
The Remains of the Day
Schindler’s Ark (aka Schindler’s List)
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
The Talented Mr Ripley
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