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MOVIES (part 2)

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Films based on books are seldom very impressive, but their success rate is way, way beyond that of the reverse process: the novelisation of a film script is perhaps the ultimate bastard artform. Here's some that were written earlier...


see also Movies Part I: from A to L
from Annie to The Liquidator


JAMES LEO HERLIHY
MIDNIGHT COWBOY

'A Cowboy Commercial'


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JOEL LIEBER
MOVE

'The civilian Catch-22'


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GORDON HONEYCOMBE
NEITHER THE SEA NOR THE SAND

'Now filmed starring Susan Hampshire, Frank Finlay and introducing Michael Petrovitch'


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JEFFREY COOPER/JOSEPH LOCKE
THE NIGHTMARES ON ELM STREET

'The terror continues with the complete blood-curdling story from Freddy's latest - and goriest - dream-stalking movies'


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FRANKLIN COEN
NIGHT OF THE QUARTER MOON

'She's my wife! I don't give a damn about the colour of her skin!'


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BOB GALE
1941

'An outrageous new film from Steven Spielberg'


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PAUL MONETTE
NOSFERATU, THE VAMPYRE

'Based on Werner Herzog's screenplay for the 20th Century-Fox film'


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JIM THOMPSON
NOTHNG BUT A MAN

'One of the most highly acclaimed American motion pictures'


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BERNARD McKENNA & COLIN BOSTOCK-SMITH
THE ODD JOB

'Now a hilariously funny film'


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JOEL DON HUMPHREYS
OVER THE TOP

'Lincoln Hawks has a diesel rig, a strong right arm, and a last chance dream with a million dollar price tag!'


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SYLVESTER STALLONE
PARADISE ALLEY

'The only way out of Hell's Kitchen'


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RAYMOND HITCHCOCK
PERCY'S PROGRESS

'Now a hilarious film starring Leigh Lawson as Percy'


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WILLIAM HUGHES
PERFORMANCE

'A story of violence and sadism... a sensational film'


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BJARNE ROSTAING
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE

'He sold his soul for rock 'n' roll.'


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BARRY N MALZBERG
PHASE IV

'A new breed of killer ants'


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ROBERT SHERMAN
PICTURE MOMMY DEAD

'Murder, greed, lust were part of the Flagmore history and now a child's madness was added to the terrible legacy'


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LEO CALLAN
PIRANHA

'A hideous death lurked unseen in the river...'


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PAUL J. GILLETTE
PLAY MISTY FOR ME

'Jealousy and revenge boil over in a nightmare of terror'


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DAVID WELDON
THE PLAYBIRDS

'The erotic adventures of the models from Playbirds magazine'


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H.B. GILMOUR
PRETTY IN PINK

'Now a major Paramount picture'


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JOHN BURKE
PRIVILEGE

'Paul Jones and Jean Shrimpton star in the new controversial film'


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ALAN FLETCHER
QUADROPHENIA

'A great rock album - now a stunning film'


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ALAN HOLMES
THE REBEL

'The story, based on the hilarious film, wherein Tony Hancock becomes an artist in gay Montparnasse'


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JULIA SOREL
ROCKY

'A love story about the world's heavyweight championship'


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LEONORE FLEISCHER
THE ROSE

'Bette Middler stars in her first magnificent film'


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LEON WHITESON
SCANNERS

'Their thoughts can kill!'


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ROBERT ALLEY
SHAMPOO

'A Beverly Hills hairdresser and all the beautiful people he does'


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GERALD COLE
SID AND NANCY

'The novel of the outrageous new film about Sid Vicious'


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JOHN PIDGEON
SLADE IN FLAME

'The music will never sound quite the same again'


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ALAN SIMPSON & RAY GALTON
THE SPY WITH THE COLD NOSE

'A crazy scheme involving British Intelligence, a bulldog and the Soviet Prime Minister'


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RAY CONNOLLY
STARDUST

'From the movie starring David Essex and Adam Faith'


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ALEXANDER EDWARDS
A STAR IS BORN

'The classic story of love and fame'


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LEONORE FLEISCHER
STAYING ALIVE

'If you've really got the fever, it lasts way past Saturday Night'


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ARTHUR HERZOG
THE SWARM

'A masterpiece of chilling terror that just might come true!'


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JACK OLECK
TALES FROM THE CRYPT

'Death lives in the Vault of Horror!'


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ROLAND TOPOR
THE TENANT

'A novel of nightmare evil'


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RAYMOND HITCHCOCK
THERE'S A GIRL IN MY SOUP

'The last of the great lovers'


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STANLEY REYNOLDS
30 IS A DANGEROUS AGE, CYNTHIA

'Dudley Moore stars in the madcap Columbia movie'


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JOE MILLARD
THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT

'A delight... the most entertaining novel bout a heist since The Sting!'


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WILLIAM RAND
UP POMPEII!

'The original and unexpurgated reminiscences of Lurcio the Slave'


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RONALD SCOTT THORN
UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS

'Racy and hilarious - a laugh on every page'


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JACK MARTIN
VIDEODROME

'The Horror Lay All In His Mind - Or Did It?'


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JAMES BARLOW
VILLAIN

'Now filmed with Richard Burton as a right villain'


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SOL YURICK
THE WARRIORS

'The classic novel of urban youth. Remember it next time you're on the streets alone'


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ARTHUR LAURENTS
WEST SIDE STORY

'A musical'


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ROBERT THOM
WILD IN THE STREETS

'Teen Takeover - The Day It All Happened, Baby!'


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ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON & LLOYD OSBOURNE
THE WRONG BOX

'Bryan Forbes directs a star-studded cast in the film version of this classic macabre comedy'


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THE BEATLES
YELLOW SUBMARINE


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Movies Part I: from A to L
from Annie to The Liquidator

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