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Over the past years, online viewing platforms have proven that their audiences are preferring movies and dramas based on three elements remarkably, such as mystery, crime and fantasy.
Some writers around the world aims that their content relates to the relevance and influence of viewing platforms on the novel, and turning their novel into a soap opera or film is perhaps more hopeful than receiving any other award.
However, there are many Arabic movies that were originally based on novels, including The Sun Will Never Set, which is a novel written by the Egyptian writer Ihsan Abdul Quds, and later turned into a movie in 1961.
Also, Pride and Prejudice, the beloved and much-analyzed British novel written by Jane Austen and published in 1813, has seen a plethora of film, theater, and television adaptations across the 200 years it has been in print.
Moreover, James Baldwin’s 1974 novel If Beale Street Could Talk has been adopted by Barry Jenkins, who wrote and directed this adaptation, as Oscar-nominated film received numerous awards.
The Remains of The Day is a novel by British-Japanese writer Kazu Ishiguru, who has obtained Nobel in Literature and it was released in the late 1980s, it turned into a film in the early 1990s starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.
The Color Purple is a novel by the American writer Alice Walker, released in the early 1980s, in which the author addresses the lives of African American women in the 1930s.
The novel was included in the BBC’s list of best novels at the mass level in 2003, as it was transformed into a film of the same name in the mid-1980s starring Wovey Goldberg as Cele.
In 2015, the British author Paula Hawkins wrote a psychological thriller novel The Girl on the Train, which turned to a film the following year, starring Emily Blunt who played the lead protagonist Rachel Watson.