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5 Great Books That Deserve Film Adaptations

5 GREAT BOOKS THAT DESERVE FILM ADAPTATIONS – Movies adapted from books is one of Hollywood’s go-to strategies for box office success due to the established fan bases, a solid foundation for the screenplay, and the well-known titles. Numerous books have received their film adaptations, while a lucky few were given multiple (2013′s The Great Gatsby is the fifth film adaptation). However, there are also many acclaimed books that have yet to make it onto the big screen, but here’s hoping that the following five will get their turn to become great films.

 

5. Brave New World

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Set in London almost 500 years into the future, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley explores a dystopian era that covers reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and operant conditioning. In this new society, recreational sex is strongly encouraged and many people consume a drug called soma, a hallucinogen that has the effects of alcohol without the hangover. There are many films that cover dystopia, but not in the way Huxley has perceived the future. There have been two TV movie adaptations, one in 1980 and the other in 1998, but both are outdated and fall short of what could be an epic spectacle.

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  • John Taylor

    Nope, not a single one I’d go see. If I wasn’t so sure they’d screw it up, I’d suggest Heinlein’s Glory Road.