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Winners of Academy Awards® for Best Picture which are based upon Novels, Plays and Short Stories
The number following the movie title is the total number of Academy Awards won by that motion picture, including "Best Picture." If the original title of the work is different than that of the movie, it is listed in italic print. Where there is no Dewey Decimal call number indicated, the book is shelved in the Adult Fiction under the author's last name. The year listed after the author's name is the original publication date of the book, play or story. For more information on movies based on previously published written works, see Enser's Filmed Books and Plays (1928-1991) and The New York Times "Film Reviews" (1913-1988), or you can look up movie credits on the World Wide Web on a variety of Web sites, including The Internet Movie Database or the All-Movie Guide. The "Oscars®" are awarded in the Spring for motion pictures released during the previous year. The official Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Web site is at www.oscars.org.Other books made into movies, and novelizations or movies after the fact, can be searched in the Lincoln City Libraries catalog by title and title keyword and searching for the name of the movie. All books owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.Click the DVD icons in the list below to check on the availability of the motion picture versions of these "Best Picture" winners.
Also note: The 1998 Best Picture, Shakespeare in Love, was written by screenwriter Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard and is based on the life, times, and plays of William Shakespeare, particularly "Romeo and Juliet."
Original printed list March 1999 bwc
Last updated March 2014 sdc -- includes the Academy Awards through 2011 A related page on our library Web site of possible interest to fans of The Academy Awards® can be found at: Countdown to the Academy Awards 2004. Looking for additional novels on this or other subjects? Try out the NoveList database!