Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Guide to 35 Movie Podcasts (Created Jan 2012, Updated May 2013)



I was interested only in audio podcasts that are available internationally, broadcasting regularly as of May 2013 (most of these are weekly), have articulate presenters and good sound quality, and an archive of mp3s that are easy to find and download without any messing around with subscribing. Having interviews with famous names certainly helps to make a good podcast, but the main criteria are just how informed and energized the hosts are, and how well-balanced the program is. Whether I agree with their critics’ opinions or not had almost nothing to do with it.

I concentrated on podcasts that are exclusively or mainly movie-focused. There are also many 'general arts review' podcasts like the Slate Culture Gabfest, NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and the BBC's Front Row and Saturday Review, all of which are good and usually feature at least one item about movies every week, but they're not included here. And there are programs like the often-excellent Tobolowsky Files, where character actor Stephen Tobolowsky tells tales of life, theatre (and occasionally the movies).

I originally wanted to do ’20 excellent movie podcasts’ but in the end could only come up with 8. That’s just because there are so many of them doing roughly the same thing -long reviews of the cool movie of the moment (the new Tarantino, Cronenberg, Fincher etc)- and two or three a week like this is more than enough. After all, if a podcast’s not telling you something new, what’s the point? And if you are going to go on for an hour or more you really need to have something extra to hold audience interest, for example a clearly defined structure which breaks things up into segments, like Filmspotting, or a critic who crams in a lot of information very fast, as on the Kermode and Mayo program. 

I’ve given links only for the top 8 but if you search for the others online you’ll find them easily enough.

The Top 8, in alphabetical order

  1. A Damn Movie Podcast (US) Included here because it’s doing something different - reviewing old classics in depth. It’s sometimes a bit too long, but it doesn’t matter because the choice of films is so good and the level of conversation/analysis is excellent. (About 1 hr 30 mins)
  2. Double Feature (US) Again, a nice alternative: it reviews 2 old movies, sometimes with a quirky connection e.g. an Abbott and Costello film & a Cheech and Chong movie, or A History of Violence & Out of the Past. Intelligent original opinions and copious swearing. (About 45 mins)
  3. Filmspotting (US) Probably the most well-known movie podcast in the US. Adam Kempenaar is the main host who has been doing the program for years with various other hosts. Recently Josh Larsen has become the new permanent co-host: an excellent choice. The program has a review in depth, top 5s and various other segments and the conversation is always interesting and insightful. (About 1 hr 15 mins)
  4. Filmspotting SVU (Streaming Video Unit): it has good hosts, Alison Willmore and Matt Singer, and the same professional standards as Filmspotting, but looks at a different set of films every week: those available online. 
  5. KCRW's The Business (US) A very professional and informative show. As the name suggests, it’s about the money-making side of movies (and TV). (About 30 mins)
  6. KCRW's The Treatment (US) Another good show from KCRW. Lots of big name guests, interviewed in depth about their own films. Intelligent and interesting. (About 30 mins) NB  the two KCRW podcasts are about TV as much as movies, but if you explore their back catalogs there's lots of good movie stuff.
  7. Kermode and Mayo's Film Review (UK). This is the BBC’s ‘flagship’ film program. Kermode is a walking encyclopedia of film who talks a mile-a-minute in a sometimes high-flown but always impassioned way. Mayo balances him out with more of an everyman viewpoint. The first half hour of the podcast is non-essential stuff you may want to skip, but the quality of Kermode's reviews - especially his talent for vividly summing up every kind of film - is worth waiting for. It reviews all or nearly all films released in the UK that week, including family films and blockbusters that most other podcasts avoid, which can be fun if Kermode goes off on one of his famous rants against something like Transformers. (About 1 hr 30 mins)
  8. Post-Movie: I like the two main hosts and particularly enjoy their rounds-ups of weird and wonderful DVDs from around the world. 

Runners-up

  • Soundonsight (Canada) This apparently is part of a large network of movie- and TV-related podcasts. Has good commentary and a good mix of commentators (i.e. includes a woman, which is unusual amongst these podcasts!) (About 1 hr)
  • The Criterioncast Podcast (US) Interesting program which focuses on Criterion DVDs and Blu-Rays but is not overtly promotional - they’re not actually working for the company as far as I can work out - and reviews other stuff as well. Good because it has different subject matter to most other podcasts. (About 1 hr 15 mins)
  • Triple J Review (Australia) Funny and incisive, but each podcast is just 2 minutes long. Why not make a longer program?
  • David Edelstein on NPR (US) and Kenneth Turan on NPR (US) Similarly these two well-known critics have some podcasts on NPR, but they’re only a few minutes long. (It would be nice if there were more full-length podcasts from professional critics who already write for magazines).
  • Filmcast (US) A good podcast with intelligent discussion, but a bit too unstructured and covers over-familiar ground if you’re already listening to something like filmspotting.
  • The Projection Booth (US) The one program I listened to - on Punishment Park (1971) – was very good. But it seems to covers very obscure films, too obscure even for me. Punishment Park was the only one I’d heard of and that’s not exactly mainstream.
  • The BBC Film Programme (UK) It’s professional, it’s nice and short, and has some good interviews (the last one I listened to had John Landis, Miranda July and Philip Seymour Hoffman all within the space of 30 mins) But its one presenter sounds like she should she be reading political news and the segments on regional events are boring.
  • The Guardian Filmweekly (UK) Sometimes good. I like the co-host Xan Brooks. It would be nice to hear the main host, Jason Solomons, offering up more insights and criticism of films.
  • The Nick D Show-WGN Radio(US)
  • Film Threat (US)
  • Both of these seem pretty good. I’ve only listened to an episode or two of each.
  • American Cinematographer (US) The magazine is excellent; from the three episodes I’ve listened to so far the podcast seems to be of variable quality but occasionally very interesting.

Others

  • The Q and A with Jeff Goldsmith (US) Some may like these live-Q-and-A-on-stage sessions more than I do. I just find that unless the guests are the type who really love being there and can own the stage, then I don’t like this format.
  • Creative Screenwriting (US) Not available internationally apparently.
  • The Documentary Blog (US) It would be nice to have a good doc podcast but this seems to feature very obscure films and the host sounds like he doesn’t even want to be there.
  • Movies You Should See (UK)
  • Cinescope Podcast (Ireland)
  • The IFC show podcast (US)
  • These three sounded good, especially Movies You Should See, and I like the IFC hosts Alison Willmore and Matt Singer, who have filled in on Filmspotting. But when I checked in Jan 2012 they all seemed to have nothing recent. Might be worth checking out their back catalogues anyway.
  • Indie Film Nation (Australia) I could find hardly any names I’d heard of in their list of subjects/interviews. Has lots of video interviews as well, but again the names are rather obscure.
  • Film Courage (US) A similar situation; I couldn’t find one name I’d heard of in a list of dozens of interviews on podcast. Moviemaker magazine apparently named them one of the top 10 podcasts for film-makers; maybe it’s more relevant to industry professionals.
  • Film Junk (US)
  • Film Feuds (US)
  • The Film Vault (US)
  • Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider (US)
  • The Movielicious (UK)
  • The AtomicGeeks (Canada)
  • All of these can be good at times and if you have lots of free time you might want to check them out. But for me they’re not distinctive enough. They generally run around 1 hr or 1hr 30 mins and seem a bit meandering and casual. Some seem like they want to present a comedy show more than a movie review show. Probably I’m not their target audience.
  • Moviemail Online Podcasts (UK) One posh English guy who tries to make every review sound like a poetic rhapsody. Just awful in every way.




100 Poetic Movie-Titles in English



Some may disagree with my definitions of ‘poetic’, in which case you can just take this as ‘100 Wonderful Movie Titles’. Anyway, these are all titles of English-language films or the English translations of foreign titles. I haven’t included any original foreign titles because the French and Italian ones especially - Tout Les Matins Du Monde, Hiroshima Mon Amour, L’Aventurra, La Terra Trama etc- often sound so poetic that they’d probably take up all 100 places. Maybe I’ll do a separate list for them later.

Many of these films are classics, perhaps because the imagination that went into naming them was carried over into the actual movies. For others, though, the title may be the only good thing about them. I’ve tried hard to disassociate the title from the film itself. Though it’s uncannily difficult, after seeing it, to admit that something like ‘Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead’ is actually an excellent title, I have included it and other bad films because the relevant question here is: did the movie sound interesting before anyone saw it?

I’ve excluded films that are already in my previous blog-posts  about Chinese and Japanese Titles.

  1. 12:08 East of Bucharest (Romania, 2006)
  2. 2 or 3 Things That I Know about Her (Fr, 1967)
  3. 32 Short Films about Glenn Gould (Can, 1993)
  4. A Short Film about Killing (Pol, 1988)
  5. A Streetcar Named Desire (US, 1951)
  6. A Time for Drunken Horses (Iran, 2000)
  7. A Zed and Two Noughts (UK, 1985)
  8. All Quiet on the Western Front (US, 1930)
  9. Angels with Dirty Faces (US, 1938)
  10. Anticipation of the Night (US, 1962)
  11. Apocalypse Now (US, 1979)
  12. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (US, 1991)
  13. Black and White in Colour (Fr, 1977)
  14. Bonfire of the Vanities (US, 1990)
  15. Brimstone & Treacle (UK, 1982)
  16. Broken Blossoms (US, 1919)
  17. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (US, 1969)
  18. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Ger, 2011)
  19. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (US, 1977)
  20. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ch, 2000)
  21. Days of Being Wild (HK, 1991)
  22. Drowning by Numbers (UK, 1988)
  23. Eat Drink Man Woman (Taiwan, 1994)
  24. Encounters at the End of the World (US, 2007)
  25. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (US, 2004)
  26. Four Weddings and A Funeral (UK, 1994)
  27. Germany in Autumn (Ger, 1978)
  28. House of Flying Daggers (Ch, 2004)
  29. House of Sand and Fog (US, 2003)
  30. I Never Sang for My Father (US, 1970)
  31. In a Lonely Place (US, 1950)
  32. In a Year with 13 Moons (Ger, 1978)
  33. In the Realm of the Senses (Jap, 1976)
  34. In the Year of the Pig (US, 1968)
  35. Interview with the Vampire (US, 1994)
  36. Investigation of A Citizen Above Suspicion (It, 1970)
  37. Jesus of Montreal (Can, 1989)
  38. Land of Silence and Darkness (Ger, 1971)
  39. Last Life in the Universe (Thai, 2003)
  40. Last Year at Marienbad (Fr, 1961)
  41. Love in A Fallen City (HK, 1984)
  42. Love Is Colder Than Death (Ger, 1969)
  43. Manufactured Landscapes (Can, 2007)
  44. Memories of Underdevelopment (Cuba, 1968)
  45. Meshes of the Afternoon (US, 1943)
  46. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (US, 1997)
  47. Millenium Mambo (Taiwan, 2001)
  48. Million Dollar Baby (US, 2004)
  49. No Country for Old Men (US, 2007) 
  50. Of Time and the City (UK, 2008)
  51. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (US, 1975)
  52. Paris, Texas (US, 1984)
  53. Postcards from the Edge (US, 1990)
  54. Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (Yug, 1996)
  55. Raining Stones (UK, 1993)
  56. Reap the Wild Wind (US, 1942)
  57. Shadow of Our Forgotten Ancestors (USSR, 1964)
  58. Shoot the Piano Player (Fr, 1962)
  59. Slumdog Millionaire (UK, 2008) 
  60. Someone to Watch Over Me (US, 1987)
  61. Stardust Memories (US, 1980)
  62. Sunday Bloody Sunday (UK, 1971)
  63. Swimming to Cambodia (US, 1987)
  64. Syndromes and a Century (Thai, 2006)
  65. Tales of Ordinary Madness (It, 1981)
  66. Tears of a Black Tiger (Thai, 2000)
  67. The Barbarian Invasions (Can, 2003)
  68. The Barefoot Contessa (US, 1954)
  69. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Ger, 1972)
  70. The Colour of Pomegranates (USSR, 1968)
  71. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (UK, 1989)
  72. The Darjeeling Limited (US, 2007)
  73. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Fr, 2007)
  74. The Dreamlife of Angels (Fr, 1998)
  75. The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse (US, 1921)
  76. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (It, 1966)
  77. The Hour of the Furnaces (Arg, 1968)
  78. The Lost Honour of Katherina Blum (Ger, 1975)
  79. The Man Who Fell to Earth (UK, 1976)
  80. The Opposite of Sex (US, 1998)
  81. The Phantom of the Opera (US, 1925)
  82. The Postman Always Rings Twice (US, 1946)
  83. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (UK, 1965)
  84. The Squid and the Whale (US, 2005)
  85. The Taking of Pelham 123 (US, 1974)
  86. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (US, 1988)
  87. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (UK, 2006)
  88. The World According to Garp (US, 1982)
  89. The Year of Living Dangerously (Austral, 1983)
  90. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (US, 1969)
  91. Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead (US, 1995)
  92. This World, Then the Fireworks (US, 1997)
  93. Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (Fr, 1998)
  94. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (UK, 2011)
  95. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (US, 2008) 
  96. Water Drops on Burning Rocks (Fr, 2000)
  97. Where the Buffalo Roam (US, 1980)
  98. Where the Green Ants Dream (Ger, 1984)
  99. Winged Migration (Fr, 2001)
  100. Wings of Desire (Ger, 1987)

70 Marriages Between Famous Film People (That Began Before 1960)



The female half of the partnership is named first in each case

  1. Alice Faye and Phil Harris (1941-1995)
  2. Ann Todd and David Lean (1949-1957)
  3. Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer (1954-1968)
  4. Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra (1951-1957)
  5. Ava Gardner and Mickey Rooney (1942-1943)
  6. Barbra Stanwyck and Robert Taylor (1939-1951)
  7. Betty Grable and Jackie Coogan (1937-1940)
  8. Brigitte Bardot and Roger Vadim (1952-1957)
  9. Carole Lombard and Clark Gable (1939-1942)
  10. Carole Lombard and William Powell (1931-1933)
  11. Claire Bloom and Rod Steiger (1959-1969)
  12. Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher (1955-1959)
  13. Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher (1959-1964)
  14. Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Wilding (1952-1957)
  15. Elizabeth Taylor and Mike Todd (1957-1958)
  16. Elsa Lanchester and Charles Laughton (1929-1962)
  17. Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine (1964-1964) (One Month)
  18. Fay Wray and Robert Riskin (1942–55)
  19. Frances Farmer and Leif Erickson (1936-1942)
  20. Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes (1954-1989)
  21. Ginger Rogers and Lew Ayres (1934-1940)
  22. Giuletta Masina and Federico Fellini (1943-1993)
  23. Gloria Grahame and Nicholas Ray (1948-1952)
  24. Gloria Swanson and Wallace Beery (1916-1919)
  25. Gracie Allen and George Burns (1926-1964)
  26. Hedy Lamarr and John Loder (1943-1947)
  27. Helen Hayes and Charles MacArthur (1928-1956)
  28. Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini (1950-1957)
  29. Jane Greer and Rudy Vallee (1943-1944)
  30. Jane Wyman and Ronald Reagan (1940-1948)
  31. Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis (1951-1962)
  32. Jean Simmons and Richard Brooks (1960-1967)
  33. Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger (1950-1960)
  34. Jennifer Jones and  David O Selznick (1949-1965)
  35. Jennifer Jones and Robert Walker (1939-1944)
  36. Jessica Tandy and Jack Hawkins (1932-1942)
  37. Jill Ireland and David McCallum (1957-1967)
  38. Joan Blondell and Dick Powell (1936-1944)
  39. Joan Blondell and Mike Todd (1947-1950)
  40. Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks Jnr (1929-1933)
  41. Joan Crawford and Franchot Tone (1935-1939)
  42. Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman (1958-2008)
  43. Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli (1945-1951)
  44. June Allyson and Dick Powell (1945-1963)
  45. Kay Kendall and Rex Harrison (1957-1959)
  46. Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart (1945-1957)
  47. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (1940–60)
  48. Madeleine Carroll and Sterling Hayden (1942-1946)
  49. Margaret Sullivan and Henry Fonda (1931-1932)
  50. Margaret Sullivan and William Wyler (1934-1936)
  51. Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Sr (1920-1936)
  52. Merle Oberon and Alexander Korda (1939-1945)
  53. Merle Oberon and Lucien Ballard (1945-1949)
  54. Nanette Newman and Bryan Forbes (1955-Present)
  55. Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner (1957-1962) (and 1972-1981)
  56. Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg (1927-1936)
  57. Paulette Goddard and Burgess Meredith (1944-1950)
  58. Paulette Goddard and Charlie Chaplin (1936-1942)
  59. Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles (1943-1948)
  60. Ruby Keeler and Al Jolson (1928-1939)
  61. Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin (1942-1985)
  62. Sian Phillips and Peter O’Toole (1959-1979)
  63. Simone Signoret and Yves Allegret (1944-1949)
  64. Simone Signoret and Yves Montand (1951-1985)
  65. Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti (1957-1962) (and 1966-2007)
  66. Ursula Andress and John Derek (1957-1966)
  67. Veronica Lake and Andre De Toth (1944-1952)
  68. Virginia McKenna and Denholm Elliott (1954-1954) (8 Months)
  69. Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (1940-1960)
  70. Zsa Zsa Gabor and George Sanders (1949-1954)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Special Effects Since 1977: 80 Films from Industrial Light and Magic


These are just some of the major movies George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic has worked on since its first film in 1977. As you can see, there are few special effects milestones in the last 35 years which have not been the work of this one company.

1977
1. Star Wars
1980
2. The Empire Strikes Back
1981
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982
4. E T. The Extra-Terrestrial
5. Poltergeist
1983
6. Return of the Jedi
1985
7. Cocoon
8. Back to the Future
1987
9. Innerspace
1988
10. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1989
11. The Abyss
12. Ghost
1990
13. Total Recall
1991
14. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
15. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
1992
16. Memoirs of an Invisible Man
17. Death Becomes Her
1993
18. Jurassic Park
1994
19. Forrest Gump
1995
20. Casper
21. Jumanji
1996
22. Twister
23. Mission: Impossible
24. Mars Attacks!
1997
25. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
26. Men in Black
27. Contact
28. Starship Troopers
1998
29. Deep Impact
30. Small Soldiers
1999
31. The Mummy
32. Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
33. Wild Wild West
2000
34. Mission to Mars
35. The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
2001
36. The Mummy Returns
37. Pearl Harbor
38. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
39. Planet of the Apes
40. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
2002
41. The Time Machine
42. Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
43. Minority Report
44. Men in Black II
45. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2003
46. The Hulk
47. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
48. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
49. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
50. Stuck On You
2004
51. Van Helsing
52. The Day after Tomorrow
53. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
54. The Chronicles of Riddick
55. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
2005
56. War of the Worlds
57. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
58. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
59. The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2006
60. Mission: Impossible III
61. Poseidon
62. The Nightmare before Christmas 3-D
2007
63. Transformers
64. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
65. National Treasure: Book of Secrets
2008
66. Iron Man
67. Speed Racer
68. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
69. Twilight
2009
70. Star Trek
71. Terminator Salvation
72. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
73. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
74. Avatar
2010
75. Iron Man 2
2011
76. Super 8
77. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
78. Cowboys & Aliens
79. Hugo
80. Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Film Versions of 99 Classic 19th Century Novels

 


This list of classic novels includes novellas and short novels for children, but not short stories or plays. Sometimes there may be little to distinguish ‘novella’ and ‘long short story’ in terms of word-count but if the work was published separately under its own title it’s usually considered a novella, if it’s part of a larger collection it’s generally considered a short story.

Some of these works have been filmed many times in many countries, starting in the silent era. I’ve included only the most famous adaptations and they are all movie, not TV, adaptations.

Of course all film adaptations leave out elements of the original book and make changes, but I’ve used the word ‘loosely’ below to indicate significant alterations of structure or to show that the film-makers have changed the time or place in which the story is set.

I’ve given the novel’s author and year of publication, then the country and year of release of the movie. The title of the film is the same as the book unless otherwise stated.


1.          The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain, 1884)
Film: (US, 1939) (US, 1960) (US, 1985) The Adventures Of Huck Finn (US, 1993)
2.          The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conon Doyle, 1892) 
Film: (US, 1939)
3.          The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain, 1876)
Film: (US, 1938) Tom Sawyer (US, 1973)
4.          Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
Film: Alice in Wonderland (US, 1933) Alice in Wonderland (US, 1951, cartoon) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland  (UK, 1972) Alice (Cz, 1988) Alice in Wonderland (US, 2010)
5.          Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy, 1877) 
Film: (US, 1935) (UK, 1948) (US, 1997)
6.          Around The World In 80 Days (Jules Verne, 1873)
Film: (US, 1956) (UK, 2004)
7.          The Awakening (Kate Chopin, 1899)
Film: Grand Isle (US, 1991)
8.          Barry Lyndon (William Makepeace Thackeray, 1844)
Film: (UK, 1975)
9.          Billy Budd (Hermann Melville, 1891)
Film: (US, 1962)
10.      Black Beauty (Anna Sewall, 1877)  
Film: (UK, 1971) (US, 1994)
11.      The Bostonians (Henry James, 1886)
Film: (US, 1984)
12.      The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1880)
Film: (US, 1958)
13.      Captains Courageous (Rudyard Kipling, 1897)
Film: (US, 1937) (US, 1977) (US, 1996)
14.      The Charterhouse of Parma (Stendhal, 1839)
Film: (Fr, 1948)
15.      A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens, 1843)
Film: A Christmas Carol AKA Scrooge (UK, 1951) Scrooge (UK, 1970) loosely as Scrooged (US, 1988)
16.      A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (Mark Twain, 1889)
Film: (US, 1949, musical)
17.      Confessions Of An English Opium Eater (Thomas De Quincey, 1821)
Film: very loosely as Confessions Of An Opium Eater  (US, 1962)
18.      The Count Of Monte Christo (Alexandre Dumas, 1845)
Film: (US, 1934) (Fr, 1954) (US, 1961) (US, 2002)
19.      Cousine Bette (Honore De Balzac, 1846)
Film: (US,98)
20.      Crime And Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1866)          
Film: Raskalnikov (Ger, 1923) Crime And Punishment (US, 1935) loosely as Crime And Punishment  USA (US, 1959) loosely as Crime and Punishment in Suburbia (US, 2000) Crime And Punishment (US, 2002)
21.      Daisy Miller (Henry James, 1878)
Film: (US, 1974)
22.      David Copperfield (Charles Dickens, 1850)
Film: (US, 1935)
23.      Dead Souls (Nikolai Gogol, 1842)
Film: (Russ, 1960)  
24.      The Death Of Ivan Ilyich (Leo Tolstoy, 1886)
Film: loosely as Ivansxtc (US,  2000)
25.      Dracula (Bram Stoker, 1897)
Film: (US, 1931) (UK, 1958) (US, 1979)
26.      Effi Briest (Theodor Fontane. 1894)
Film: (Ger, 1974)
27.      Elective Affinities (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, 1809)
Film: (Italy, 1996)
28.      Emma (Jane Austen, 1815)
Film: very loosely as Clueless (US, 1995) Emma (US,1996)
29.      Eugene Onegin (Aleksandr Pushkin, 1833)(a novel in verse)
Film: Onegin (UK, 1999)
30.      The Europeans (Henry James, 1878)
Film: (US, 1979)
31.      Far From The Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy, 1874)
Film: (UK, 1967)
32.      Fathers And  Sons (Ivan Turgenev, 1862)
Film: (Russ, 1959)
33.      Frankenstein  (Mary Shelley, 1818)
Film:  Frankenstein (US, 1931) Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (US, 1994)
34.      Germinal (Emile Zola, 1885) 
Film: (Fr, 1993)
35.      Great Expectations (Charles Dickens, 1861)
Film: (UK, 1946) (US, 1998)
36.      The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Victor Hugo, 1831)
(US, 1923) (US, 1939) (Fr, 1957) (US, 1996, cartoon)
37.      The Idiot (Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1868)
Film: loosely (Jap, 1951)
38.      The Invisible Man (HG Wells, 1897)
Film: The Invisible Man (US, 1933) very loosely as Hollow Man (2000)
39.      The Island of Dr Moreau (HG Wells, 1896)
Film: The Island of Lost Souls (US, 1933) The Island of Dr Moreau
(US, 1977) The Island of Dr Moreau (US, 1996)
40.      Ivanhoe (Walter Scott, 1819)
Film: (US, 1952)
41.      Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte, 1847)
Film: (US, 1944) (Ital, 1996) (UK, 2010)
42.      Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (Jules Verne, 1864)
Film: (US, 1959) (US, 2008)
43.      Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy, 1896) 
Film: Jude (UK, 1996)
44.      Kidnapped (Robert Louis Stevenson, 1883)
Film: (US, 1948) (US, 1960) (UK, 1971)
45.      King Solomons Mines (H. Rider Haggard, 1885) 
Film: (UK, 1937) (US, 1950) (US, 1985)
46.      La Bete Humaine (Emile Zola, 1890)
Film: (Fr, 1938)
47.      La Reine Margot (Alexander Dumas, 1845)
Film: (Fr, 1954) (Fr, 1994)
48.      Last Of The Mohicans (James Fenimore Cooper, 1826)
Film: (US, 1936) (US, 1992)
49.      Le Colonel Chabert (Honore De Balzac, 1832)
Film: (Fr, 1943) (Fr, 1994)
50.      Le Pere Goriot (Honore De Balzac, 1835)
Film: (Fr, 1945)
51.      Les Miserables (Victor Hugo, 1862)
Film: (US, 1935) (Fr, 1995) (US, 1998)
52.      The Light That Failed (Rudyard Kipling, 1890)
Film: (US, 1939)
53.      Little Dorrit (Charles Dickens, 1857)
Film: (1988)
54.      Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1886)
Film: (US, 1936) (US, 1980)
55.      Little Women (Louisa May Alcott, 1869)
Film: (US, 1933) (US, 1949) (US, 1994)
56.      Lorna Doone (R.D Blackmore, 1869)  
Film: (US, 22) (UK, 1934) (US, 1951)
57.      Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert, 1857)  
Film: (Fr, 1934) (US, 1949) (Fr, 1991)
58.      Mansfield Park (Jane Austen, 1814)
Film: (UK, 1999)
59.      The Master of Ballantrae (Robert Louis Stevenson, 1889)
Film: (US, 1953)
60.      The Mill On The Floss (George Eliot, 1860)
Film: (UK, 1937)
61.      Moby Dick (Hermann Melville, 1851)
Film: (US, 1930)  (US, 1956)  (US, 1998)
62.      The Moonstone (Wilkie Collins,1868)
Film: (US, 1934)
63.      Nana (Emile Zola, 1880)
Film: (Fr, 26) (It, 1982)
64.      Nicholas Nickleby (Charles Dickens, 1839)
Film: (UK, 1947)
65.      Oblomov (Ivan Goncharov, 1859)
Film: A Few Days from the Life of I.I. Oblomov (Rus, 1979)
66.      Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens, 1839)
Film:  (UK, 1948) (UK, 1968, musical) (UK, 2005)
67.      Persuasion (Jane Austen, 1817)
Film: (UK, 1995)
68.      Pickwick Papers (Charles Dickens, 1837)
Film: (UK, 1952)
69.      The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde, 1891)
Film: (US, 1945)
70.      The Portrait of a Lady (Henry James, 1881)
Film: (UK, 1996)
71.      Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen, 1813)
Film: Pride and Prejudice (US, 1940) loosely as Bride and Prejudice (US, 2004) Pride and Prejudice (UK, 2005)
72.      The Prince And Pauper (Mark Twain, 1881)
Film: (US, 1937) (US, 1978) (US, 2000)
73.      The Red And The Black (Stendhal, 1830)
Film: (Fr, 1954)
74.      The Red Badge Of Courage (Stephen Crane, 1895)
Film: (US, 1951)
75.      The Return of the Native (Thomas Hardy, 1878)
Film: loosely (US, 2010)
76.      Rob Roy (Walter Scott, 1817)
Film: (US, 1995)
77.      The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1850)
Film: (Ger, 1973) (US, 1995)
78.      Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen, 1811)
Film: (UK, 1995)
79.      She (H.Rider Haggard, 1887)
Film: (US, 1935) (UK, 1965)
80.      Silas Marner (George Eliot, 1861)
Film: (UK, 1985)
81.      The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886)
Film: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (US, 1920) Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (US, 1932) Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (US, 1941) loosely as Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde (UK, 1971) loosely as Dr Jekyll and Ms Hyde (US, 1995)
82.      A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens, 1859)
Film: (US, 1935) (UK, 1958)
83.      Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy, 1891)
Film: Tess (UK, 1979)
84.      Three Men in a Boat (Jerome K. Jerome, 1889)
Film : (UK, 1933) (UK, 1956)
85.      Therese Raquin (Emile Zola, 1867)
Film: (Fr, 1953)
86.      The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas, 1844)
Film : (US, 1921) (US, 1948)  (UK, 1974) (US, 1993)
87.      The Time Machine (HG Wells)
Film: (US, 1895) (US, 1960) (US, 2002)
88.      Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886)
Film: (US, 1934) (US, 1950) (UK, 1972)
89.      The Turn of the Screw (Henry James, 1898)
Film: The Innocents (1961, Jack Clayton)
90.      20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (Jules Verne, 1870) 
Film: (US, 1954)
91.      Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1852)  
Film: loosely (Fr, 1965)
92.      Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray, 1847)
Film: Becky Sharp (US, 1935) Vanity Fair (US, 2004)
93.      War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy, 1869)
Film: (US, 1956) (Russ,1968)
94.      The War Of The Worlds (HG Wells, 1898)
Film: (US, 1953) (US, 2005)
95.      The Water Babies (Charles Kingsley, 1863)
Film: (UK, 1978, cartoon)
96.   Washington Square (Henry James, 1880)
Film: The Heiress (US, 1948) Washington Square (US, 1997)
97.      The Woman In White (Wilkie Collins, 1860)
Film: (US, 48)
98.      The Woodlanders (Thomas Hardy, 1887)
Film: (UK, 1987)
99.      Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte, 1847)
Film: (US, 1939) (UK, 2011)