Short stories that inspired great films

“The Sentinel” (1951) by Arthur C. Clarke was adapted into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick.

Do you have any favourites from this list? We selected a few highlights with online story links:

“Blow-Up” by Julio Cortazar, turned into Blow-Up by Michelangelo Antonioni
“It Had To Be Murder” by Cornell Woolrich, turned into Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock

“The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick, turned into Minority Report by Steven Spielberg

“Spurs” by Tod Robbins, turned into Freaks by Tod Browning

“Babylon Revisited” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, turned into The Last Time I Saw Paris by Richard Brooks
“The Swimmer” by John Cheever, turned into The Swimmer by Frank Perry

“The Killers” by Ernest Hemingway, turned into The Killers by Robert Siodmak

“The Basement Room” by Graham Greene, turned into The Fallen Idol by Carol Reed
“Memento Mori” by Jonathan Nolan, turned into Memento by Christopher Nolan

“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” by Joyce Carol Oates, turned into Smooth Talk by Joyce Chopra

“Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story” by Paul Auster, turned into Smoke by Wayne Wang


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