THE GREAT GATSBY, from left: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, 1974
THE GREAT GATSBY, from top: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, 2013, ©Warner Bros. Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Movies

From the page to the screen

If Americans love it in a book, thoughts are they'll likely want to see it in the theaters. From "Gone With the Wind" and "The Great Gatsby" to "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games," here's a look at some of the works that have made the leap to cinema.

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THE GREAT GATSBY, from left: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, 1974
THE GREAT GATSBY, from top: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, 2013, ©Warner Bros. Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

'Great Gatsby'

THE GREAT GATSBY, from left: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, 1974 THE GREAT GATSBY, from top: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, 2013, ©Warner Bros. Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection
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GOLDFINGER, Sean Connery, portrait, 1964

James Bond

GOLDFINGER, Sean Connery, portrait, 1964
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GONE WITH THE WIND, (from left): Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, 1939

'Gone With the Wind'

GONE WITH THE WIND, (from left): Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, 1939
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

'Harry Potter'

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
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Twilight (2008)

'Twilight'

Twilight (2008)
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LIFE OF PI, Suraj Sharma, 2012. TM and ©Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved./Courtesy Everett Collection

'Life of Pi'

LIFE OF PI, Suraj Sharma, 2012. TM and ©Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved./Courtesy Everett Collection
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ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, 1976

'All the President's Men'

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, 1976
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THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, Elijah Wood, 2001

'Lord of the Rings'

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, Elijah Wood, 2001
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Jennifer Lawrence stars as 'Katniss Everdeen' in THE HUNGER GAMES.

'The Hunger Games'

Jennifer Lawrence stars as 'Katniss Everdeen' in THE HUNGER GAMES.
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THE SHINING, Jack Nicholson, 1980

'The Shining'

THE SHINING, Jack Nicholson, 1980
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THE DA VINCI CODE, Audrey Tautou, Tom Hanks, 2006, (c) Columbia/courtesy Everett Collection

'Da Vinci Code'

THE DA VINCI CODE, Audrey Tautou, Tom Hanks, 2006, (c) Columbia/courtesy Everett Collection
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FIRM, THE, Gene Hackman, Tom Cruise, 1993

'The Firm'

FIRM, THE, Gene Hackman, Tom Cruise, 1993
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JAWS, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw, 1975

'Jaws'

JAWS, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw, 1975
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JURASSIC PARK, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, with triceratops, 1993, (c)MCA/courtesy Everett Collection

'Jurassic Park'

JURASSIC PARK, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, with triceratops, 1993, (c)MCA/courtesy Everett Collection
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Jagd auf "Roter Oktober" (The Hunt For Red October; USA 1990, Regie: John McTiernan) Sean Connery / Marine-Offizier, U-Boot-Kommandant an Funksprechger t, Unterseeboot, submarine /------WICHTIG: Nutzung nur redaktionell mit Filmtitelnennung bzw. Berichterstattung ber diesen Film. Buch- und Kalendernutzung nur nach Absprache. ------IMPORTANT: To be used solely for editorial coverage of this specific motion picture/TV programme.  Picture Alliance\Everett Collection

'Hunt for Red October'

Jagd auf "Roter Oktober" (The Hunt For Red October; USA 1990, Regie: John McTiernan) Sean Connery / Marine-Offizier, U-Boot-Kommandant an Funksprechger t, Unterseeboot, submarine /------WICHTIG: Nutzung nur redaktionell mit Filmtitelnennung bzw. Berichterstattung ber diesen Film. Buch- und Kalendernutzung nur nach Absprache. ------IMPORTANT: To be used solely for editorial coverage of this specific motion picture/TV programme. Picture Alliance\Everett Collection
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THE BOURNE IDENTITY, Matt Damon, 2002, © Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

'The Bourne Identity'

THE BOURNE IDENTITY, Matt Damon, 2002, © Universal/courtesy Everett Collection
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ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO''S NEST, Louise Fletcher, Jack Nicholson, 1975

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO''S NEST, Louise Fletcher, Jack Nicholson, 1975
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