Alien. Poster of the 1979 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Alien
Alan Dean Foster, 1979
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Ridley Scott, 1979

The commercial space tug Nostromo is on a return trip back to Earth with a seven-member crew in stasis: Captain Dallas, Executive Officer Kane, Warrant Officer Ripley, Navigator Lambert, Science Officer Ash, and two engineers, Parker and Brett. They discover the signal comes from a derelict alien ship and enter it, losing communication with the Nostromo.


Cool Hand Luke. Poster of the 1967 movie and cover of the 1965 book
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Cool Hand Luke
Donn Pearce, 1965
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Stuart Rosenberg, 1967

In early 1950s Florida, decorated war veteran Lucas Jackson is arrested for cutting parking meters off their poles one drunken night. Carr the floorwalker tells the rules to the new set of prisoners. Luke refuses to observe the established pecking order among the prisoners and quickly runs afoul of the prisoners’ leader, Dragline.


In the Heat of the Night. Poster of the 1967 movie and cover of the 1965 book
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In the Heat of the Night
John Dudley Ball, 1965
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Norman Jewison, 1967

In 1966, a wealthy industrialist has moved from Chicago to Sparta, Mississippi, to build a factory there. Late one night, police officer Sam Wood discovers Colbert’s murdered body lying in the street. A doctor estimates that Colbert had been dead for a few hours. At the train station, Wood finds a black man, Virgil Tibbs, and arrests him.


The Last Temptation of Christ. Poster of the 1988 movie and cover of the 1955 book
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The Last Temptation of Christ
Nikos Kazantzakis, 1955
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Martin Scorsese, 1988

Jesus of Nazareth is a carpenter in Roman-occupied Judea, torn between his own desires and his knowledge that God has a plan for him. Judas Iscariot, a friend of Jesus’ originally sent to kill him for collaboration, instead suspects that Jesus is the Messiah and asks him to lead a liberation war against the Romans.


Alice. Poster of the 2009 TV series and cover of the 1871 book, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
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Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll, 1871
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Nick Willing, 2009

Alice Hamilton is a judo sensei living with her mother Carol. Her father disappeared when she was ten, and she has spent much of her life looking for him. She invites her new boyfriend Jack Chase to dinner, but is shocked when he gives her a valuable-looking ring as a gift. Jack abruptly leaves, Alice following only to witness Jack being abducted by several men.


Alice. Poster of the 2009 TV series and cover of the 1865 book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll, 1865
TV series vs book
Nick Willing, 2009

Alice Hamilton is a judo sensei living with her mother Carol. Her father disappeared when she was ten, and she has spent much of her life looking for him. She invites her new boyfriend Jack Chase to dinner, but is shocked when he gives her a valuable-looking ring as a gift. Jack abruptly leaves, Alice following only to witness Jack being abducted by several men.


Wild at Heart. Poster of the 1990 movie and cover of the 1990 book
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Wild at Heart
Barry Gifford, 1990
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David Lynch, 1990

Lovers Lula and Sailor are separated after he is jailed for killing a man who attacked him with a knife; the assailant, Bobby Ray Lemon, was hired by Lula’s mother, Marietta Fortune. They go to a hotel where she reserved a room, make love and go to see the speed metal band Powermad.


Escape from New York. Poster of the 1981 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Escape from New York
Mike McQuay, 1981
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John Carpenter, 1981

The United States Government has turned Manhattan into a giant maximum-security prison. A 50-foot wall surrounds the island, bridges have been mined, and all prisoners are sentenced to life terms. In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.


Dead Man's Walk. Poster of the 1996 TV series and cover of the 1995 book
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Dead Man's Walk
Larry McMurtry, 1995
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Yves Simoneau, 1996

Set in the early 1840s, the show follows the adventures of two young Texas Rangers, Woodrow F. Call and Augustus McCrae. The story unfolds as the two embark on a perilous journey from Texas to Santa Fe. Along the way, they encounter various challenges, including conflicts with Native American tribes, harsh weather conditions, and the complexities of the Texas frontier.


Farewell, My Lovely. Poster of the 1975 movie and cover of the 1940 book
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Farewell, My Lovely
Raymond Chandler, 1940
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Dick Richards, 1975

A Philip Marlowe’s case, the death of a client and the hunt for an ex-long-lost convict’s love, take a nasty turn when they start to intertwine, dragging the private eye deeper and deeper into 1940s Los Angeles’ seedy underbelly. It appears that Marlowe might be the next person to pass out as the stakes are heightened and the death toll rises.


Pretty in Pink. Poster of the 1986 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Pretty in Pink
H.B. Gilmour, 1986
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Howard Deutch, 1986

High school senior Andie Walsh lives with her underemployed working class father Jack in a Chicago suburb. Andie’s best friend, the outsider Phil #Duckie# Dale, is in love with her, but is afraid to tell her how he truly feels. In school, Duckie and Andie, along with their friends, are harassed and bullied by the arrogant richie kids.


Christine. Poster of the 1983 movie and cover of the 1983 book
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Christine
Stephen King, 1983
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John Carpenter, 1983

In September 1957, at a Chrysler Corporation assembly plant in Detroit, the hood of a newly assembled, red-and-white 1958 Plymouth Fury slams down without warning and crushes the hand of a line worker inspecting its front end. Since his parents will not let him keep the car at their house, Arnie begins to restore it at a do-it-yourself garage and junkyard owned by Will Darnell.