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Can You Guess The Literary Inspiration For These Teen Films?

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  1. Paramount
    "Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackeray
    "Emma" by Jane Austen
    "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë
    "Scoop" by Evelyn Waugh
    "The Pursuit of Love" by Nancy Mitford
    "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" by Muriel Spark
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This 1995 teen classic follows Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) through the rough and highly comical terrain of high school. Sure, it's a departure from the English countryside setting of Jane Austen's "Emma," but it's an adaptation, people.

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    Paramount
  2. Touchstone
    "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare
    "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov
    "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare
    "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare
    "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen
    "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare
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    There are about 100 Things We Love about "10 Things I Hate About You," one of those is watching a pre-celebrity Heath Ledger fall in love with Julia Stiles. Julia plays, Kat, aka Katherina aka "The Shrew."

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    Touchstone
  3. Columbia
    "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas
    "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy
    "Mrs. Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf
    "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller
    "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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    Wrong!

    "Cruel Intentions" starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, Selma Blair, Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon. The film took a cue from the classic it was based on and taught us that rich people get bored and do some crazy shit.

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  4. Miramax
    "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw
    "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee
    "Waiting for Godot" by George Bernard Shaw
    "Antigone" by Sophocles
    "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams
    "The Miracle Worker" by William Gibson
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The film that had the makeover to end all makeovers starred Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Rachel Leigh Cook as soulmates who find each other through the help of an ill-executed bet. Sure the '90s setting is a bit different from the original source, but it's still pretty similar.

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    Miramax / Via collegecandy.com
  5. Columbia
    "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde
    "The Winter's Tale" by William Shakespeare
    "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O'Neill
    "Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekhov
    "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams
    "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Whatever It Takes" might not be as famous as other teen flicks, but it stars teen film icon Shane West and a pre A-List James Franco.

    Columbia
  6. Lionsgate
    "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare
    "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles
    "Othello" by William Shakespeare
    "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare
    "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder
    "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller
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    Wrong!

    A teen film that aims to depress rather than cause laughs — yep, 2001's "O" could only be derived from Shakespeare's "Othello."

    Lionsgate
  7. Miramax
    "A Comedy of Errors" by William Shakespeare
    "A Midsummer's Night Dream" by William Shakespeare
    "The Mandrake" by Niccolò Machiavelli
    "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller
    "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" by Tom Stoppard
    "Love's Labour's Lost" by William Shakespeare
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Get Over It" might not be that well-known, but it did have an all-star roster of Shane West (now a teen film MVP), Ben Foster, Colin Hanks, Kirsten Dunst, Mila Kunis and Sisqó. That's right, SISQÓ.

    Miramax
  8. Screen Gems
    "Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton
    "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
    "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins
    "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov
    "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Easy A," or one of the first times we fell in love with Emma Stone, was obviously based on "The Scarlet Letter." This was your freebie, you guys.

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    Screen Gems
  9. DreamWorks
    "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare
    "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare
    "The Trojan Women" by Euripides
    "All's Well That Ends Well" by William Shakespeare
    "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" by William Shakespeare
    "The Merry Wives of Windsor" by William Shakespeare
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    Wrong!

    The film that made the world fall in love with Channing Tatum (well, besides "Step Up") was based on Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."

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    DreamWorks

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