Who has the good habit of drinking his morning coffee or to eat breakfast while reading the press, can reach at a subject that changes his life. Something like this has happened to some filmmakers, who were impressed by newspaper articles so much that they were filmed them.
10. The Insider
Marie Brenner has become known especially with its investigative articles for the magazine Vanity Fair. One of these articles, “The Man Who Knew Too Much” written in 1996 about someone within the tobacco industry, has come to be screened. The film is called “The Insider” and appeared in 1999, with Russell Crowe and Al Pacino in the lead roles. The screenplay was adapted from a newspaper article by Eric Roth and Michael Mann, the latter being the director.
09. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hunter S. Thompson, an American journalist so particular that has created its own type of journalism – Gonzo – is the one who started the movie “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”. Gonzo journalism style reporter supposed to be involved so much in the action about which he writes that it becomes the main character of the story. Hunter S. Thompson known for abuse of alcohol, LSD, cocaine and other substances throughout his life, attraction to firearms and strong hatred towards U.S. President Richard Nixon.
08. The Fast and the Furious
Ken Li published in Vibe magazine, the article “Racer X”, about illegal car racing on the streets of New York. Li’s article was adapted as a screenplay for “The Fast and the Furious” in 2001, production about street racing cars. Vin Diesel has enhanced the status of hero in action movies, and production has become a franchise, of which the most recent film was released in 2011: “2 Fast 2 Furious” (2003), “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift “(2006), “Fast & Furious” and “Fast Five”(2011).
07. Dog Day Afternoon
The novelist P.F. Kluge published in 1972, in the famous Life magazine, the article “The Boys in the Bank” about a bank robbery in Brooklyn. Movie title starts with the English expression “Dog Days of Summer”, which refers to the warmest days of the year, but has the metaphorical meaning lack of progress, laziness. The film was screened at three years after the article.
06. Coyote Ugly
The journalist and writer Elizabeth Gilbert, now known from the screening from 2010 due to her autobiography “Eat Pray Love” with Julia Roberts in the lead role, was the basis of another film in 2000. Gilbert published in GQ magazine, in a number of 1997, the article “The Muse of the Coyote Ugly Saloon” and material inspired by the movie “Coyote Ugly” from 2000. The article was written by Elizabeth Gilbert after her experience as a bartender in the East Village, a favorite bar in 1993, the title comes from the speech of jargon.
05. City by the Sea
Journalist Michael McAlary wrote in 1997 the article “Mark of a Murderer” for publication Esquire male murder of James Brown. The movie “City by the Sea” was inspired by that article, but the action script that describes the life of Vincent LaMarca police is largely fictional. For example, the film is that LaMarca’s son killed someone in self-defense action, but in reality was a murder in cold blood, the victim was stabbed about 60 times and nearly decapitated.
04. American Gangster
Mark Jacobson, Jew journalist and writer from America, published in 2000 the article “The Return of SuperFly” in New York, and the article came to inspire the movie “American Gangster”. The film, a story about crime, was directed by Ridley Scott, starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. The two actors had played together in “Virtuosity”, a thriller based on technology in 1995. This time, Denzel play as Frank Lucas, a gangster who is in reality still lives, is famous for its business of smuggling heroin into the U.S.
03. Almost Famous
Director Cameron Crowe used his personal experience of youth to make the screenplay for “Almost Famous”. Before becoming director and screenwriter, Crowe wrote for Rolling Stone magazine, which still contributes articles frequently. The film “Almost Famous”, released in 2000, is about a very young journalist, of only 15 years, William Miller, who only wants to make a material with a rock band seeks fame in the early 1970s. To be able to write the article, William goes on tour with the band and finds himself in a world of sex, drugs and rocker life of that decade.
02. Blue Crush
Also on an article written by journalist Susan Orlean, but published in Outside Woman magazine was made another film, “Blue Crush”. Outside Woman magazine is a publication devoted to American leisure activities in nature, and the article “Life’s Swell” from the movie “Blue Crush”, Susan Orlean wrote about a group of women who practiced surfing. The film was directed by John Stockwell and appeared in 2002.
American journalist Susan Orlean published in The New Yorker, the article “The Orchid Thief” which reached to be the base of the film “Adaptation”. Article, which then turned journalist in the book was about breeders, growers and orchid collector John Laroche. The book was adapted by screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and director Spike Jonze directed the film with Meryl Streep in the role of journalist and Nicolas Cage in the role of Kaufman.