Stand by Me. Poster of the 1986 movie and cover of the 1982 book, The Body
The Body
Stephen King, 1982
movie vs book
Rob Reiner, 1986

In 1985, author Gordie Lachance reads in the newspaper that his childhood best friend, Chris Chambers, has died. While looking for money that he buried beneath his parents’ porch, Vern overhears his older brother Billy talking with a friend.

The Day Lincoln Was Shot. Poster of the 1998 movie and cover of the 1955 book
The Day Lincoln Was Shot
Jim Bishop, 1955
movie vs book
John Gray, 1998

On April 14, 1865, near the end of the Civil War, the country experiences a devastating event – the murder of President Lincoln. The movie recreates the events of that day and provides a thrilling and in-depth account of the plot, assassination, and manhunt that forever changed America.

The Man Who Fell to Earth. Poster of the 1987 movie and cover of the 1963 book
The Man Who Fell to Earth
Walter Tevis, 1963
movie vs book
Bobby Roth, 1987

Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who falls to Earth from a distant planet, landing in New Mexico. Appearing as an Englishman, Thomas has arrived on Earth on a mission to bring water back to his home planet, which is experiencing a catastrophic drought. Newton swiftly uses the advanced technology of his home planet to patent many inventions on Earth.