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17 (19 actually, the LotR trilogy counts as one) successful adaptations of “unadaptable” books, by Vadim Rizov, Phil Dyess-Nugent, Marcus Gilmer, Will Harris, Genevieve Koski, Keith Phipps, Nathan Rabin, Tasha Robinson, Scott Tobias, Emily Withrow, And Claire Zulkey (A.V. Club)

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    A Cock and Bull Story

    2005 — a.k.a. Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, in 1 top list Check
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    Slaughterhouse-Five

    1972, in 1 top list Check
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    Naked Lunch

    1991, in 4 top lists Check
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    Fast Food Nation

    2006, in 0 top lists Check
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    Lolita

    1962, in 11 top lists Check
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    Orlando

    1992, in 6 top lists Check
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    American Psycho

    2000, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Dead

    1987, in 10 top lists Check
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    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex...

    1972, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    2001, in 27 top lists Check
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    2002, in 24 top lists Check
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    2003, in 26 top lists Check
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    Mean Girls

    2004, in 3 top lists Check
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    Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

    2009, in 0 top lists Check
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    Moneyball

    2011, in 3 top lists Check
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    Crash

    1996, in 8 top lists Check
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    Le temps retrouvé, d'après l'oeuvre de Marcel...

    1999 — a.k.a. Marcel Proust's Time Regained, in 4 top lists Check
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    Where the Wild Things Are

    2009, in 1 top list Check
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    Johnny Got His Gun

    1971, in 4 top lists Check
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