When Short Stories Become Films: 7 Quality Adaptations

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Ben Stiller will direct and star (with Kristen Wiig and Adam Scott! The people at Fox have been reading my dream journal) in a film adaptation of James Thurber's 1939 short story, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," in theaters at Christmas. Here is the trailer (it looks pretty lovely). It all adds up to a promising film, but how does one adapt a short piece of fiction into a feature-length movie? Here are 6 other examples of how it's been done.

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