Friday, May 23, 2014

Movies I Didn't Realize Were Books

Last week I had a post titled Books I Didn't Realize Were Movies...today, I'm going to share...

Movies I Didn't Realize Were Books


Mrs. Doubtfire is something I remember watching and enjoying when I was a child. What I didn't know, until last summer, is that it was based on a novel.


Madame Doubtfire was written by Anne Fine and released first in the U.K. It then came out in the U.S. under the name Alias Madame Doubtfire. The book was written in 1987 and the film version came out in 1993.


I took an Alfred Hitchcock film class about a year ago and through that I saw the film Psycho. I had definitely heard of it before, but this was my first time viewing it. I think it's a great film, but I never knew it was based on a book until I came across the audiobook at the library.


The book is Psycho by Robert Bloch. The book was released in 1959 and the movie came out in 1960. Bloch also wrote two sequels titled Psycho II (1982) and Psycho House (1990).

26 comments:

Cleo Bannister said...

I did know Anne Fine had written the book but I've only ever watched the movie. Great post!

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Melliane said...

I did know the first one was a book but I never read it. I didn't know about the others though.

Medeia Sharif said...

I had no idea about these. There must be more movies we didn't know were books.

Tracy Terry said...

I read and reviewed Madame Doubtfire a while ago. A shorter novel than I expected, I felt it was both darker and yet in places more frothy than the film.

It was Forrest Gump that surprised me as I only recently found out the film was based on not one but two books.

Tanja - Tanychy said...

I had no idea that Psycho was a book first!!!! I totally though it was a movie. Others are new to me. Great post, Lauren :)

Tanja - Tanychy said...

I had no idea that Psycho was a book first!!!! I totally though it was a movie. Others are new to me. Great post, Lauren :)

Erika Sorocco said...

Mrs. Doubtfire is a book?!?!?!

xx

Kindlemom said...

Huh, I had no idea either of these were books either. I have come across a few movies like that and it always surprises me!

Have a great weekend!!

A Voracious Reader said...

I didn't know either one of those were books. I learn something new every day and that's a good thing. :)

Allie @ Little Birdie Books said...

Mrs. Doubtfire was a book? Well . . . now I feel like my childhood was ruined a little :P

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I had no idea that Mrs. Doubtfire was a book, I did know about Psycho though. I am not too surprised because a good majority of movies are based on books :)

Alise said...

NO. WAY. I have to agree with Allie, I feel like this affects my childhood xD Aha. So strange though!

Andrea Thompson said...

I didn't know these were books, either. Can you imagine how scary Psycho was to read?! Thanks for sharing!

kimbacaffeinate said...

I knew about Psycho but had no idea about Mrs. Doubtfire. I get excited when I find out a movie I like it based on a book, and then mad that I didn't know about it first, since the book is arguably always better :)

Alexia561 said...

I didn't know that either of these were books! I wonder if the books are better? ;)

JaimeLovesStuff said...

I knew about Psycho but I never knew about Mrs. Doubtfire! I will have to read it!

Rachel said...

There was an aussie movie, end of the world type book, and the name escapes me but I loved the movie and then found out it was a book. I didn't know many of these movies were originally books. :)

Zoe N. said...

LOL...I feel so bad because I don't know any of these books / movies! Thanks for sharing though Lauren! <3

~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

Montana @ The Book Belles said...

That's so weird that Mrs. Doubtfire was a novel. I watched the movie a lot when I was younger, and I just can't picture it as a book. I'm definitely curious about it now, though :p

The Bookish Manicurist said...

I knew about Psycho, but I didn't know about Mrs D - that movie takes me back to being a kid, we watched it SO many times :)

Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist

Melanie said...

Hmm so i never knew about any of these--book or movie lol. But I always find it most amazing when I come across a movie that i loved and find out that there's also a novel and vise versa.

Thanks for sharing! <33

Ginny Gallagher said...

I didn't know that either of those were books first! It's always fun to run across little bits of knowledge like this. I'm off to check out your books to movies post. Thanks for sharing!

Jasprit said...

I actually didn't realise that these films existed as books before either. I adore Ms. Doubtfire and have watched it so many times, but still don't tire of it. I've always been a fan of Anne Fine's books, so may have to give it a try!

Christy @ Love of Books said...

HA - I didn't know Mrs. Doubtfire is a book.

Candace said...

I didn't know Mrs. Doubtfire was based on a book either. Interesting. I'm watching a show on TV that I've been wondering if it's based on a book. I think I'll have to look it up now that I've been reminded.

Amir Lacaba said...

I had no idea these movies were based on books either! Mind. Blown. I enjoyed both movies and now I'm off to check Psycho :)