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Chronicles of Narnia

CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (Fantasy, Adventure, Magic, Family, Religion, Adaptation)

PLOT: Author C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, published in 1950, tells the story of Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, separated from their parents during World War II. They are sent to the country and find a magic wardrobe that transports them to the mystical world of Narnia. AUTHOR: C. S. Lewis

Memoirs of a Geisha

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA (Drama, Romance, Japan, World War II, Betrayal, Adaptation)

PLOT: Just prior to World War II, a young Japanese girl is taken from her impoverished family to work in a geisha house. Sayuri (Ziyi Zhang) rises through the ranks to become one of the country's most famous geishas. But all the while, she's haunted by feelings for a man she met in her youth (Ken Watanabe). AUTHOR: Arthur Golden

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (Fantasy, Magic, Witchcraft, Wizardry, England, Adaptation)

PLOT: Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts is marked by the Tri-Wizard Tournament, in which student representatives from three different wizarding schools compete in a series of increasingly challenging contests. The competition turns into more than just a game when the evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) and his followers decide to play along. AUTHOR: J. K. Rowling

In Her Shoes

IN HER SHOES (Drama, Sisters, Dysfunctional Family, Romance, Adaptation)

PLOT: Maggie (Cameron Diaz), the consummate party girl, clashes with her head-on-straight lonely sister, Rose (Toni Collette). After a falling out with her sister, Maggie heads to Florida to find her grandma (Shirley MacLaine), whom she's never met. Will finding her grandma help Maggie and Rose to find themselves? AUTHOR: Jennifer Weiner

Brokeback Mountain

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (Drama, Gay/Lesbian, Romance, Cowboys, Adaptation)

PLOT: Routine fishing trips between two men instead become sexual escapes as the men find comfort in each other, while their wives wait at home. The controversial film from director Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, with Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway portraying their estranged wives. AUTHOR: Annie Proulx

2005 Movies Based On Books List

Movie TitleBook TitleAuthor
Amityville Horror, The Amityville Horror, The (1977)Jay Anson
Asylum Asylum (1996)Patrick McGrath
Be Cool Be Cool (1999)Elmore Leonard
Because of Winn-Dixie Because of Winn-Dixie (2000)Kate DiCamillo
Bee Season Bee Season (2000)Myla Goldberg
Breakfast on Pluto Breakfast on Pluto (1998)Pat (Patrick) McCabe
Brokeback Mountain Brokeback Mountain (1998)Annie Proulx
Capote Capote: A Biography (1988)Gerald Clarke
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1963)Roald Dahl
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Chronicles of Narnia (1950)C. S. Lewis
Chumscrubber, The Chumscrubber, The (story) (1950)Arie Posin
Cock and Bull Story, A Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Esq. (1950)Laurence Sterne
Constant Gardener, The Constant Gardener, The (2001)John Le Carr
Constantine Hellblazer: Original Sin (comic) (1992)Jamie Delano
Crow, The: Wicked Prayer Crow, The: Wicked Prayer (2000)Norman Partridge
Dark Water Dark Water (2004)Koji Suzuki
Dark, The Sheep (1994)Simon Maginn
Derailed Derailed (2003)James Siegel
Duma How It Was With Dooms: A True Story From Africa (1997)Xan Hopcraft
Elektra Elektra (comic) (1997)Frank Miller
Everything Is Illuminated Everything Is Illuminated (2002)Jonathan Safran Foer
Fantastic Four Fantastic Four (comic) (2002)Stan Lee
Fever Pitch Fever Pitch (1992)Nick Hornby
Great Raid, The Great Raid on Cabanatuan: Rescuing the Doomed Ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor, The (1994)William Breuer
Greatest Game Ever Played, The Greatest Game Ever Played, The: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf (2002)Mark Frost
Guy X No One Thinks of Greenland (2001)John Griesemer
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000)J. K. Rowling
Hating Allison Ashley Hating Allison Ashley (1984)Robin Klein
History of Violence, A History of Violence, A (1997)John Wagner
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The (1979)Douglas Adams
Hostage Hostage (2001)Robert Crais
Ice Harvest Ice Harvest (2000)Scott Phillips
In Her Shoes In Her Shoes (2002)Jennifer Weiner
Jarhead Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles (2003)Anthony Swofford
Just Like Heaven If Only It Were True (2000)Marc Levy
Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang Bodies Are Where You Find Them (1941)Brett Halliday
Left Behind: World at War Tribulation Force: The Continuing Drama of Those Left Behind (1996)Tim F. LaHaye
Loverboy Loverboy (2001)Victoria Redel
Memoirs of a Geisha Memoirs of a Geisha (1997)Arthur Golden
MirrorMask MirrorMask (story) (1997)Neil Gaiman
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (1971)Elizabeth Taylor
Munich Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team (1984)George Jonas
Must Love Dogs Must Love Dogs (2002)Claire Cook
Nanny McPhee Nurse Matilda (stories) (2002)Christianna Brand
Nearing Grace Nearing's Grace (1979)Scott Sommer
North Country Class Action: The Story of Lois Jensen and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law (2002)Clara Bingham
Oliver Twist Adventures of Oliver Twist, The (2002)Charles Dickens
Pobby and Dingan Pobby and Dingan (2000)Ben Rice
Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice (1813)Jane Austen
Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio, The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio, The: How My Mother Raised 20 Kids on 25 Words or Less (2001)Terry Ryan
Proof Proof (play) (2001)David Auburn
Red Eye Red Eye (story) (2001)Carl Ellsworth
River King, The River King, The (2000)Alice Hoffman
Sahara Sahara (1992)Clive Cussler
Separate Lies Separate Lies (1951)Nigel Balchin
Shopgirl Shopgirl (2000)Steve Martin
Sin City Sin City (1992)Frank Miller
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The (1991)Ann Brashares
Sound of Thunder, A Sound of Thunder, A (1977)Ray Bradbury
Thank You for Smoking Thank You for Smoking (1994)Christopher Buckley
Thumbsucker Thumbsucker (1999)Walter Kirn
Unfinished Life, An Unfinished Life, An (2004)Mark Spragg
War of the Worlds War of the Worlds (1898)H. G. Wells
Where the Truth Lies Where the Truth Lies (2003)Rupert Holmes
Work and the Glory: American Zion Like a Fire is Burning (1991)Gerald N. Lund
Zathura Zathura: A Space Adventure (2002)Chris Van Allsburg

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