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Old 02-17-2012, 09:51 PM   #31
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:08 PM   #32
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the most famous authors you can think of who have never had a movie adaptation made of one of their books
Winston Churchill

EDITED: Further googling shows that I was wrong.

I'm reasonably certain, however, "the most famous authors who never had a movie adaption made of one of their books" would all be political figures.

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Old 02-18-2012, 01:58 AM   #33
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I'm reasonably certain, however, "the most famous authors who never had a movie adaption made of one of their books" would all be political figures.
I agree, somewhat. There is also those that are not famous enough to be noticed to be made into movies, even though they would make great movies. That is why in my very first reply in here I do mention the famous part, because I believe that once a book is movie worthy and the author or book is famous enough, it will be made into a movie.

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I am saying Steven Lyle Jordan even though you say most famous.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:50 AM   #34
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Man, this is a real challenge! Even every "famous" Canadian writer I like has had a book turned into a movie. Here are some (non-Canadians) that used to be famous, for which I couldn't find any movies based on their books:

Richard Brautigan (In Watermelon Sugar, Trout Fishing in America, Willard and His Bowling Trophies,...)
Ryszard Kapuscinski (Imperium, The Soccer Wars, The Emperor,...)
Milorad Pavic (Dictionary of the Kazars, Last Love in Constantinople,...)

Kapuscinski's books aren't really fiction, but that didn't stop Hunter S. Thompson's books from being adapted into movies. Brautigan's and Pavic's novels don't really have story arcs, so I guess they never got turned into scripts.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:43 PM   #35
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I'm reasonably certain, however, "the most famous authors who never had a movie adaption made of one of their books" would all be political figures.
Uh, I suppose I should have stipulated famous for being authors. Otherwise, Hitler would be the winner.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:05 PM   #36
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:35 PM   #37
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Nope his Gulag and A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (spell?) were made into movies, just not by a Hollywood studio.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:13 AM   #38
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How about:
Simone de Beauvoir
George Sand (though there seem to be several movies *about* her)

I would love to see some of Guy Gavriel Kay's novels made into movies, but I doubt he is sufficiently famous for it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:03 AM   #39
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There are a large number. As to how famous, that depends on who you are and what you know.

This list is from running down Calibre and seeing what caught my eye. There are many others I have in books.

Dale Brown
Lee Child (but that is being changed, as a film is in progress)
David Drake (I would love a Hammer's Slammers movie)
Vince Flynn
Dcik Francis (not sure about this and may be a non-US film)
W.E.B Griffin
Joe Haldeman (although a lot of Star Ship Trooper movie was based on Forever War)
James P Hogan
J.A Jance
Laura Lippman
Steve Martini
John R. Maxim
Matthew Reilly
James Rollins
Brad Thor
Stephen White
Stuart Woods
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:44 AM   #40
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It really surprises me that Brad Thor and Vince Flynn still isn't on the silver screen, their books run more like a movie script (very visual) than a book.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:24 PM   #42
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Too easy; there's dozens of SF greats to list.
Movie SFX can't keep up with the imagination of a good writer.

Gordon Dickson. (Time Storm would be easily doable but it's short on explosions. )
Poul Anderson.
Edmund Hamilton.
Larry Niven.
Jerry Pournelle.
C.J. Cherryh.
Joan Vinge.
S.M. Stirling (ISLAND IN THE SEA OF TIME would make a cool movie.)
David Weber (not for lack of trying, though.)
E.E. Smith (I don't count the anime abomination.)
Frederik Pohl
Piers Anthony

The fantasy list would be at least as long.
And Eric Flint. I'd love to see 1632 made into a movie.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:58 AM   #43
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I don't see why Lucifer's Hammer (Niven and Pournelle) never made it into a movie. Considering the number of disaster type movies made.
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And Eric Flint. I'd love to see 1632 made into a movie.
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I don't see why Lucifer's Hammer (Niven and Pournelle) never made it into a movie. Considering the number of disaster type movies made.
I think both should have been made into movies.
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I don't think any of his full length novels have been made into movies, but there have been a number of Asimov adaptations based on his shorter fiction, including Bicentennial Man, Nightfall and I Robot; to my knowledge, all of these adaptations (except Harlan Ellison's script for Nightfall basically stunk.

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