FAVORITE STAGE TO SCREEN ADAPTATIONS

Today we're announcing out inaugural Playwriting Track for Austin Film Festival! In honor of that announcement we thought we'd share our favorite stage to screen adaptations. Jump in with your picks! And learn more about our Playwriting Track here: http://goo.gl/ksxuAD
  1. Inherit the Wind (1960)
    Ahead of its time and still relevant today, this film takes place almost entirely in one room and it's still riveting. Plus, Spencer Tracy is so freaking cool. - Harrison, Film Competition Director
  2. The Odd Couple (1968)
    A charming and adorable unlikely duo share a small apartment that seems to keep getting smaller. Ever since seeing this film, I've wanted to throw spaghetti at a wall. Also, Walter Matthau is the uncle I wish I had. (Sorry Uncle Greg). - Liz, Senior Film Program Director
  3. The Crucible (1996)
    Stayed true to the original play and Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder KILLED it. - Katy, Executive Assistant
  4. Closer (2004)
    Mike Nichols' unflinching look at the brutality of love. - Fernando, Marketing Director
  5. Romeo & Juliet (1996)
    This was the first film I ever purchased on DVD and through 8 moves, somehow I still own it. I just knew from Leo's performance, that he would someday win an Oscar. - Gabbi, Screenplay Competition Administrative Coordinator
  6. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    Marlon Brando and Vivian Leigh are brilliantly nuanced and complex in this stunning adaptation, rich with all the intimacies of the renowned stage play. Elia Kazan and Tennessee Williams hardly ever delivered less than magic, and this film was no exception. - Erin, Conference Director
  7. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
    My parents used to play the soundtrack on a reel to reel tape deck. and I knew every word before I was 6 years old. It's one of the first movies I remember seeing in a theatre so it has a special place in my heart. (Plus, I gotta rep the musicals) - Fabs, Managing Director
  8. Harvey (1950)
    Hands down. - Barb, Executive Director
  9. The Last Five Years
    If you are going to adapt to film, it needs to bring something new, IMHO. The use of color in this was a beautiful way to convey story without adding anything extraneous to the story.
    Suggested by   @krissybell76
  10. West Side Story
    A colorful, moving film bursting at the seams with style and energy.
    Suggested by   @MatthewAlmont
  11. A Thousand Clowns
    Funny, sweet, but not saccharine. Plus ukuleles!
    Suggested by   @libbypeaches