Monday, November 19, 2018

Paperback Procession: 80 Novelizations by Screenwriters

Thanks to Noel Thingvall of The Noel Network for his additions to this list.

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
by Robert Getchell
Warner Books, 1975

All the Loving Couples
by Leo V. Gordon
Holloway House, 1969

Benji: Off the Leash!
by Joe Camp
HarperCollins, 2004

The Big Red One
by Samuel Fuller
Bantam, 1980

Big Wednesday
by Dennis Aaberg & John Milius
Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1978

Bloody Mama
by Robert Thom
Paperback Library, 1970

Blue Collar
by Leonard Schrader
Bantam, 1978

The Booby Hatch
by John A. Russo
Burning Bulb, 2014

Bram Stoker's Dracula
by Fred Saberhagen and James V. Hart
Based on the screenplay by James V. Hart
and the novel by Bram Stoker

Bronco Billy
by Dennis E. Hackin and Neal Dobrofsky
Warner, 1980

The Brotherhood
by Lewis John Carlino
Signet, 1968

Brotherhood of Satan
by L.Q. Jones
Award, 1971

Buckaroo Banzai
by Earl Mac Rauch
Pocket Books, 1984

Bugsy Malone
by Alan Parker
HarperCollins, 1976

The Car
by Dennis Shryack and Michael Butler
Dell, 1977

Children of the Dark
by Irving Shulman
Henry Holt and Co., 1956
Based on Shulman's screenplay for REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
(Shulman received an "adaptation by" credit in the film)

by Rob Hedden and Andy Hedden
Simon Spotlight, 2002

College Confidential
by Irving Shulman
Fawcett Gold Medal, 1960

Color Me Blood Red
by Herschell G. Lewis
Novel Books, 1964

The Condemned
by Rob Hedden
Pocket Books, 2007

by B.W.L. Norton
Dell, 1978

Dawn of the Dead
by George A. Romero and Susanna Sparrow
St. Martin's Press, 1978

Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street
by Samuel Fuller
Pyramid, 1974

by Charles Edward Pogue
Berkley, 1996

Dressed to Kill
by Brian De Palma and Campbell Black
Bantam, 1980

Dr. Phibes
by William Goldstein
Award, 1971

Dr. Phibes Rises Again!
by William Goldstein
Award, 1972

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
by Peter George
Based on the screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern and Peter George
and the novel Red Alert by Peter George
Bantam, 1964

Every Which Way But Loose
by Jeremy Joe Kronsberg
Warner, 1979

Fellini's Casanova
by Bernardino Zapponi
Dell, 1977

by Joe Eszterhas
Dell, 1978

Flesh of the Lotus
by Bob Chinn
BearManor Media, 2011

The Gauntlet
by Dennis Shryack and Michael Butler
Warner, 1977

Greased Lightning
by Ken Vose and Larry DuKore
Sphere, 1977

Hang 'Em High
by Leonard Freeman and Mel Goldberg
Popular Library, 1968

The Hired Hand
by Alan Sharp
Bantam, 1971

How to Succeed with (the Opposite) Sex
by Bert I. Gordon
Holloway House, 1970

James Bond and Moonraker
by Christopher Wood
Jove, 1979

James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me
by Christopher Wood
Warner, 1977

The Last Wave
by Petru Popescu
Angus & Robertson, 1977

Liquid Sky
by Anne Carlisle
Doubleday, 1987

The Long Riders
by Steven Phillip Smith
Avon, 1980

Man and Boy
by Harry Essex
Dell, 1971

Man Friday
by Adrian Mitchell
Based on the screenplay and stage play by Adrian Mitchell
and Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Popular Library, 1975

by George A. Romero and Susanna Sparrow
Stein and Day, 1977

The Mechanic
by Lewis John Carlino
Signet, 1972

Mr. Majestyk
by Elmore Leonard
Dell, 1974

The Naked Kiss
by Samuel Fuller
Belmont, 1964

Night Moves
by Alan Sharp
Warner, 1975

Night of the Living Dead
by John Russo
Warner Books, 1974

by Bob Gale
Ballantine, 1979

Ocean's 11
by George Clayton Johnson and Jack Golden Russell
Pocket Books, 1960

The Omen
by David Seltzer
Signet, 1976

Orgy of the Dead
by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Greenleaf Classic, 1968

The Piano
by Jane Campion and Kate Pullinger
Bloomsbury, 1994

The Pink Panther Strikes Again
by Frank Waldman
Ballantine, 1976

by David Seltzer
Ballantine, 1979

by Philip Friedman
Scribner, 1972

The Return of the Pink Panther
by Frank Waldman
Ballantine, 1977

Rio Bravo
by Leigh Brackett
Bantam, 1959

Rocky II
by Sylvester Stallone
Ballantine, 1979

Rocky IV
by Sylvester Stallone
Ballantine, 1985

The Secret 6
by Frances Marion
Grosset & Dunlap, 1931

Sergeants 3
by W.R. Burnett
Pocket Books, 1962

7 Men from Now
by Burt Kennedy
Berkley, 1956

Shaft's Big Score
by Ernest Tidyman
Bantam, 1972

That Darn Cat
by The Gordons (Gordon and Mildred Gordon)
Based on the screenplay by The Gordons and Bill Walsh
and the novel Undercover Cat by The Gordons
Scholastic, 1974

Those Lips, Those Eyes
by David Shaber
Dell, 1980

Trouble Man
by John D.F. Black
Dell, 1972

2001: A Space Odyssey
by Arthur C. Clarke
Based on the screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke
and the story "The Sentinel" by Arthur C. Clarke
Signet, 1968

Two Thousand Maniacs!
by Herschell G. Lewis
Novel Books, 1964

Walk Proud
by Evan Hunter
Bantam, 1979
Reprinted as Gangs! by Ed McBain

by Roman Polanski
Third Press, 1973

Where It's At
by Garson Kanin
Signet, 1969

Wild in the Streets 
by Robert Thom
Pyramid, 1968

The Wind and the Lion
by John Milius
Award, 1975

by William Kelley and Earl W. Wallace
Pocket Books, 1985

W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings
by Thomas Rickman
Pocket Books, 1975

The Yakuza
by Leonard Schrader
Warner, 1975

by John Boorman with Bill Stair
Signet, 1974

Credited to the screenwriters but written by others:

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
by Steven Spielberg (Leslie Waller)
Dell, 1977

High Plains Drifter
by Ernest Tidyman (Philip Rock)
Bantam, 1973

Mr. Arkadin
by Orson Welles (Maurice Bessy)
Published in French, Gallimard, 1955
In English, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1956

by Dean Devlin & Roland Emmerich (Stephen Molstad)
Signet, 1994

Star Wars
by George Lucas (Alan Dean Foster)
Del Rey, 1977