Let’s talk lit films…in every sense of the word. For book and movie lovers alike, there isn’t much like the excitement of hearing one of your favorite books gets a movie! In honor of our Throwback Thursday Quizzo & Movie: EASY A, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite literature-to-movie adaptations!
10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (1999)
A modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, a beautiful, popular teenager can’t go out on a date until her abrasive older sister does according to their house rules. Strings are pulled to set the dour damsel up for a romance
An updated version of Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma, a shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school’s pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other.
GET OVER IT (2001)
Loosely based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a high school senior’s girlfriend breaks up with him. His friends try to make him think of something else. His friend’s sister Kelly helps him with the school musical. Spending time with Kelly has an effect.
MEAN GIRLS (2004)
Based on the best-selling self-help book Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends & Other Realities of Adolescence by Rosalind Wiseman. Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
SHE’S ALL THAT (1999)
A modern retelling of George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, a high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school’s prom queen.
SHE’S THE MAN (2006)
A contemporary re-telling of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, when her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, a girl heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for his school’s star soccer player, and soon learns she’s not the only one with romantic troubles.
WHATEVER IT TAKES (2000)An offbeat take of the classic play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, a nerdy high school senior and the football star join forces and hatch a plan which, if successful, will land them both with the right girls… at least that’s the plan.
Celebrate more lit-to-film adaptations with
Throwback Thursday Quizzo and Movie: EASY A.
September 2 | 7:30 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
Emma Stone charms for days in this refreshing and hilarious spin on an English 101 classic as a student finding success, and infamy, with a most unique after school activity. This instant classic was based on the 1850s novel “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne.