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Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
The title says it all. I've been trying to find a list of all the 80's movies that had novelisations written, and I've since expanded to include the 70's - just because. Since it looks like such a list doesn't exist, we should try and make it here!

Just to clarify, the list should be books that would never have existed without the film itself. You can give honourable mention to books that have been forgotten because of the films' success (ie: 'First Blood'), and you can stray into other decades if you like, but let's try and keep it focused on the 70's (for 80's novels see the 80's list here: 80's Movie Novelisations - The Big List!)

This is really only a tiny 'starter' list that I'm sure will be the tip of a massive iceberg:

Alien
Black Hole, The
Diamonds Are Forever
Goodbye Girl, The
Grease
Halloween
High Plains Drifter
Jaws II
Jerk, The
Legacy, The
Live and Let Die
Man With the Golden Gun
Moonraker
Phantom of the Paradise
Saturday Night Fever
Spy Who Loved Me, The
Star Trek
Wanderers, The
Young Frankenstein

Honourable mentions to books from which movies were made (some have been eclipsed by the movie):

Salem’s Lot
Candleshoe
Excorcist, The
Freaky Friday
Godfather, The
Jaws
Star Wars
Time After Time
Warriors, The

Movies that had comic-book adaptations:

Battlestar Galactica
Black Hole, The
Close Encounters
Jaws 2
Logan's Run
Octopussy
Planet of the Apes
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
Star Wars

[ 03. April 2011, 10:56: Message edited by: Logan 5 ]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
This is my input to this thread.

Novelisations:

Damian -- Omen 2
The Deer Hunter
Dirty Harry
Holocaust 2000
Mad Max
Network
Night Moves
The Omen
Patrick
Piranha
The Uncanny

Novels that were made into films:
Barry Lyndon (The Luck of Barry Lyndon)
Black Sunday
The Black Windmill (Seven Days to a Killing)
Carrie
The Getting of Wisdom
Natural Enemies
Paper Moon (Addie Pray)
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Ride a Wild Pony (A Sporting Proposition)
Three Days of the Condor (Six Days of the Condor)
Wake in Fright
Walkabout
Watership Down
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
Part of Lovers with Cassie's post:
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Novels that were made into films:
Barry Lyndon (The Luck of Barry Lyndon)
Black Sunday
The Black Windmill (Seven Days to a Killing)
Carrie
The Getting of Wisdom
Natural Enemies
Paper Moon (Addie Pray)
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Ride a Wild Pony (A Sporting Proposition)
Three Days of the Condor (Six Days of the Condor)
Wake in Fright
Walkabout
Watership Down

Also include:
Catch-22, original novel by Joseph Heller.

Avery Corman's two most famous books --- Oh, God! and Kramer Vs. Kramer --- became movies.

Julia, based on Lillian Hellman's book Pentimento.

Magic and Marathon Man, both written as original novels by William Goldman, and he also wrote the screenplay adaptions.

A Clockwork Orange, from Anthony Burgess' novel.

Looking For Mr. Goodbar, from Judith Rossner's novel, which was based on true story.

The movie M*A*S*H was based on H. Richard Hornberger's novel, using the pseudonym of "Richard Hooker".
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Here are some more that I know of.

Novelisations:

Hardcore
Juggernaut
Last Tango in Paris
The Last Wave
Mad Dog Morgan
Newsfront
Nosferatu the Vampire
Stardust
The Sting
Taxi Driver
Thirst

Novels that were made into films:
The Apprentice of Duddy Kravitz
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
Death in Venice
Endless Night
Frenzy (Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square)
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Get Carter (Jack's Return Home)
Gold (Gold Mine)
The Irishman
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
My Brilliant Career
Straw Dogs (Siege at Trencher's Farm)
Why Shoot the Teacher?
The Wild Geese
Wuthering Heights

[ 01. January 2012, 02:34: Message edited by: Lovers with Cassie ]
 


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