15 Books That Scored Better Big Screen Titles — ‘Cruel Intentions,’ ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Goodfellas’ (Photos)

What's in a name? These well-known books got new names for their big screen adaptations.

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Based on William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew," the adaptation starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger brought things to the present day and gave it a more timely title, "10 Things I Hate About You."
  • gottacook

    I thought you'd have mentioned the reason for using “GoodFellas” rather than Pileggi's book title “Wiseguy”: to avoid confusion/conflict with the Stephen Cannell TV series “Wiseguy” then in production (1987-90), starring Jonathan Banks and some guy named Wahl.

    Also, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” was a novel, not a short story – although it's true that most Philip K. Dick film adaptations to date have been derived from short stories (“A Scanner Darkly” is another exception).

    If TheWrap got these details right, I wouldn't mind the various typos nearly as much.