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With all of the successful films adapted from books — such as It, Twilight, the Harry Potter franchise, Fifty Shades of Grey, etc. — a new chapter in the world of literature adaptations has begun, with a twist. Despite being popular among readers, the stories behind recent screen adaptations such as HBO's Fahrenheit 451 and Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time have also appeared on the American Library Association's list of banned or altered books.
Though some of the most challenged works were banned more than 80 years ago (such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye), some more contemporary books have also drawn community opposition and been banned in recent years, including Jay Asher's 13 Reasons Why and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, which have both been recently adapted for the screen.
This Saturday, HBO debuts its adaptation of Ray Bradbury's 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451, which itself is centered on the banning and burning of books. Below, The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at a few adaptations portraying formerly censored stories along with a few that have already made their way to the box office.
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