- Many classic films have been inspired by books
- Some of these films will surprise you
However, there are many other movies whose stories have also been taken from books. Such is the case with the 1960 film Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. This film is based on the novel written a year before the premiere of the film, in 1959, by the American Robert Bloch.
The Cinema Has Always Taken Inspiration From Literature
Unbeknownst to many fans, Shrek is another one of those works that few know is actually based on a book. This animated film by DreamWorks Animation is based on the book-album Shrek! by author William Steig, which was published in 1990. The movie has become one of the greatest animated works of all time.
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