List of fiction works made into feature films (K–R)

List of fiction works made into feature films
This is a list of fiction works that have been made into feature films. The title of the work and the year it was published are both followed by the work's author, the title of the film, and the year of the film. If a film has an alternate title based on geographical distribution, the title listed will be that of the widest distribution area.

Fibonacci numbers in popular culture

The Fibonacci sequence plays a small part in Dan Brown's bestselling novel (and film) The Da Vinci Code. In Philip K. Dick's novel VALIS, the Fibonacci sequence (as well as the Fibonacci constant) are used as identification signs by an organization called the "Friends of God". In the collection of poetry alfabet by the Danish poet Inger Christensen, the Fibonacci sequence is used to define the number of lines in each poem. It was briefly included (and recognized by Charles Wallace Murry) in the television film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. The Fibonacci sequence is frequently referenced in the 2001 book The Perfect Spiral by Jason S. Hornsby.

Thriller (genre)

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Thriller is a broad genre of literature, film and television, having numerous, often overlapping subgenres. Thrillers are characterized and defined by the moods they elicit, giving viewers heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise, anticipation and anxiety. Successful examples of thrillers are the films of Alfred Hitchcock.

Cultural references to Leonardo da Vinci

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The Priory of Sion story and the veracity of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail was eventually debunked, and many of those involved publicly recanted, although Dan Brown continued to assert that the facts as presented were true. In portraying the Priory of Sion as "fact" The Da Vinci Code expanded on the claims in The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail: The book also used a variation of Leonardo's backwards handwriting to hide a secret message on the American bookjacket. Among the many criticisms of Brown's writing is that he uses the name da Vinci (meaning "from Vinci") in the manner that surnames are commonly used nowadays.

The Da Vinci Hoax

*The misrepresentation of Christian beliefs in The Da Vinci Code is so aggressive and continual that we can only conclude that it is a result of willful ignorance or purposeful malice and hatred. (p. 37) *Criticisms of The Da Vinci Code Publisher's webpage for The Da Vinci Hoax. "Dismantling The Da Vinci Code." A precursor essay by Sandra Miesel.

Friday the 13th

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Robinson's 1989 work Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry, Dan Brown's 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code and Steve Berry's The Templar Legacy (2006). In Spanish-speaking countries, instead of Friday, Tuesday the 13th (martes trece) is considered a day of bad luck. The Greeks also consider Tuesday (and especially the 13th) an unlucky day. Tuesday is considered dominated by the influence of Ares, the god of war (Mars in Roman mythology). The fall of Constantinople to the Fourth Crusade occurred on Tuesday, April 13, 1204, and the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans happened on Tuesday, 29 May 1453, events that strengthen the superstition about Tuesday.

Stephen Gaghan

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Gaghan turned down the chance to adapt Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code. In his television writing career, he won an Emmy Award for co-writing a NYPD Blue episode entitled Where's Swaldo, in 1997. In addition to NYPD Blue, he has also written for The Practice and New York Undercover. His next project is a film adaptation of Malcolm Gladwell's book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. He has also been hired by Warner Bros. to write the screenplay of the Dead Spy Running franchise written by author Jon Stock. He is also set to direct crime thriller Candy Store.

List of fictional books from non-print media

Angels & Demons and Whatever The Hell This is by Dan Brown. Goodnight Forever Moon. The Pitcher in the Oat by J.D. Stephenger. Stephen Colbert's Alpha Squad 7: Lady Nocturne: A Tek Jansen Adventure. Where the Wild Things Hide Their Assets by Maurice Sendak. Where the Wild Things Were by Maurice Sendak. 101 Things Mike Pence Considers Adultery. 20 Feet From dumdum by Andy Richter. 50 Shades of Gary. A-hole Ghosts. Abra Ca-Stabra!. American Girl Dolls Turing The Tables. Are You My Dad, Senator Ted Cruz by Corey Feldman. Award Show Seat Fillers Who Can't Hide Their Reaction To Celebrities Farting. Baby I Can Explain by Bill Clinton. Baby Possums Giving You Bad News. Bad Asses in Balloons.

The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet

"The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet" shares a common theme of fear of nuclear power with Stephen King's novel The Tommyknockers. While at a literary party, the protagonist of The Tommyknockers delivers a drunken rant about the dangers of atomic power. This is of course similar to Thorpe and Henry's fears of radium crystals and radiation poisoning. The novella mentions the case of the Radium Girls as an example of society's ignorance of the dangers of nuclear power. As the novella is the story of a story told at a house party, "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet" is a frame tale. * Stephen King short fiction bibliography

Tarcisio Bertone

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On 15 March 2005, Bertone was in the news for "breaking the Church's silence" and sharply criticizing Dan Brown's 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code, saying the book was "shameful and full of unfounded lies", and that believers should boycott the book. Both Bertone and official Vatican spokespeople insisted that Bertone was not speaking as an official representative of the Church, but it was also noted that Bertone's high placement within the Church hierarchy and the fact that he was often named as a potential candidate for the papacy gave his words considerable weight, such that his comments were often reported by various media as an official statement from the Vatican.

List of Cobra characters

The non-fiction book Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King indicates that Stephen King's son, Owen, had a hand in creating the Crystal Ball character. The figure is mentioned by name in King's novel, The Tommyknockers. Decimator was first released as an action figure in 1990, as the driver of the Cobra "Hammerhead" vehicle. Decimator has a knack for technology that involves hand-eye coordination. He wears a special helmet that gives a special view of the enemy target. The helmet gives excellent night vision ability and a 180° view. This technology enables him to keep the target in continuous view without having to turn his head around.

Ashwin Sanghi

The book was released in July 2014. Sanghi has received praises and positive feedback by writers and media. He has also been hailed as the Indian Dan Brown for The Rozabal Line and The Krishna Key, both of which were critically acclaimed as Indian versions of the best-selling The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol. M. V. Kamath says, "One must remember that this is a work of fiction. Provocative, but commanding attention. What is truth? Jesting Pilate is quoted as having asked Jesus. One might as well ask the same question of the author, in jest or in all seriousness.

Altair 4

Altair 4 may refer to: the fictional planet Altair IV, in the 1956 film Forbidden Planet. the storage planet named after Forbidden Planet's Altair IV from Stephen King's novel The Tommyknockers. a potential future NASA lunar landing mission. a song by German power metal band Blind Guardian from their 1990 album Tales from the Twilight World.

Institute for Religious Research

Concurrent with the release of film adaptation of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code, the Baptist Press noted IRR's Ronald V. Huggins and his apologetic analysis of the film. Peggy Fletcher Stack, religion columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune discussed the IRR for its documentary critique of the Book of Abraham, a document that devout Mormons believe is a divinely-inspired sacred text but critics like the IRR contend has prosaic origins. The IRRs documentary was entitled "The Lost Book of Abraham: Investigating a Remarkable Mormon Claim". The University of Utah's student newspaper observed the absence of opportunity for Latter Day Saints to respond in the film.


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Unlike those codices, the Vulcan High Council attempts to suppress the revelation of the Kir'Shara in a similar manner to the Catholic Church's suppression seen in other fictional works such as Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code or James Redfield's The Celestine Prophecy. "Kir'Shara" was first aired in the United States on UPN on December 3, 2004. The broadcast saw the episode come in fourth place during the timeslot, with a Nielsen rating of 2.1/4 percent. This means that it was seen by 2.1 percent of all households, and 4 percent of all those watching television at the time of broadcast. It gained higher ratings than The WB, who aired What I Like About You and Grounded for Life.

Bob Lord (musician)

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In 2005, the group began a prominent stint as house band for the New Hampshire Public Radio series Writers on a New England Stage at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, where it has performed with Stephen King, Dan Brown, Ken Burns, Alan Alda, John Updike, Elmore Leonard, Madeleine Albright, and Mitch Albom, among others. The series has attracted international coverage and has been featured in press outlets such as The Today Show and Good Morning America. In 2011, Lord served as on-air host for the NHPR/Music Hall live radio series Live@TheLoft, which featured the artists Buffalo Tom, Stew (musician) & The Negro Problem, Frazey Ford, and Patty Larkin. Selected List Official Bob Lord website.


The 2009 conference focused on the pseudohistorical idea that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, an idea featured prominently in Dan Brown's famous novel The Da Vinci Code. Ebenezer HerChurch is a member of the Evangelical and Ecumenical Women's Caucus. Christian feminism. Christian left. Christianity and homosexuality. Christopaganism. Evangelical and Ecumenical Women's Caucus. Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries. Feminist theology. Gender roles in Christianity. Goddess movement. Herstory. Liberal Christianity. Liberation theology. Metropolitan Community Church. Political theology. Progressive Christianity. Queer theology. Religious pluralism.

Secret of the Sultan

It was described by Hürriyet Daily News reviewer Emrah Güler as a mixture of the "National Treasure" movies and Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons" An American professor travels to Istanbul to find a mysterious century-old chest built by Sultan Abdülhamid II, which he believes is relevant to the present political power games over oil. His search leads him discover long-forgotten underground cloisters at Topkapı Palace, now the Topkapı Museum, where he confronts a patriotic museum curator and the Turkish intelligence.

List of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vehicles

The M.O.B.A.T. toy also receives a brief mention, along with the Terror Drome, in the Stephen King horror novel The Tommyknockers. The Mudfighter bomber was first released in 1989, packaged with the pilot Dogfight. It featured two bomb racks, with sixteen AS-99 air-to-surface bombs, and a 100FW 1670 lb. "propfan" propeller with forward/reverse power modes. The Persuader high-speed laser tank was first released in 1987, packaged with the action figure Back-Stop. It featured a "Heatwave" 10 Megawatt armor-piercing laser cannon, six "Dart" Sam-37 missiles, and 10-wheel drive. It was recast in black and red, and released as the Night Force Night Storm in 1988.

Publishers Weekly list of bestselling novels in the United States in the 1980s

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Michener. 3) Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor. 4) If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon. 5) Skeleton Crew by Stephen King. 6) Secrets by Danielle Steel. 7) Contact by Carl Sagan. 8) Lucky by Jackie Collins. 9) Family Album by Danielle Steel. 10) The Class by Erich Segal. 1) It by Stephen King. 2) Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy and Larry Bond. 3) Whirlwind by James Clavell. 4) The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum. 5) Hollywood Husbands by Jackie Collins. 6) Wanderlust by Danielle Steel. 7) I'll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz. 8) Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour. 9) The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. 10) A Perfect Spy by John le Carré. 1) The Tommyknockers by Stephen King. 2) Patriot Games

List of Desert Island Discs episodes (2011–present)

List of ''Desert Island Discs'' episodes (2011–present)
The BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs invites castaways to choose eight pieces of music, a book (in addition to the Bible – or a religious text appropriate to that person's beliefs – and the Complete Works of Shakespeare) and a luxury item that they would take to an imaginary desert island, where they will be marooned indefinitely.

The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2018

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This is a list of adult fiction books that topped The New York Times Fiction Best Seller list in 2018, in the Combined Print & E-Book Fiction category.

Illuminati in popular culture

Angels & Demons (German title: Illuminati), Dan Brown's 2000 precursor to 2003's The Da Vinci Code, is about an apparent Illuminati order plot to destroy its enemy the Catholic Church by using antimatter to blow up the Vatican while Papal elections are being held. In this novel the Illuminati movement was founded by Galileo Galilei, and others, as an enlightened reaction to persecution by the Catholic Church. They were initially based in Italy, but fled after four key members were executed by the Vatican. Apparently there are four churches to them in Rome, each representing one of the four elements.


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The books in Luitingh-Sijthoff's catalogue are published under a number of specialized imprints, including Luitingh, Luitingh Fantasy, Mouria, Poema-Pocket, Sijthoff, and Uitgeverij L. Luitingh publishes Dutch versions of popular English language novels by writers such as Dan Brown, Michael Crichton, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Robert Ludlum and Thomas Harris. Since its establishment in 1992, the Luitingh Fantasy imprint has become the Netherlands' largest publisher of speculative fiction and fantasy from authors such as Raymond E. Feist, Terry Goodkind, Bernhard Hennen, Robin Hobb, Robert Jordan and George R.R. Martin.

List of Phillips Exeter Academy people

Dan Brown (1982) – former instructor in English at Phillips Exeter Academy; bestselling author, The Da Vinci Code. Kim McLarin (1982) – novelist. Stephen Metcalf (1982) – critic-at-large and columnist at Slate magazine (did not graduate). Nancy Jo Sales (1982) – journalist; author. Cosy Sheridan (1982) – folk singer and songwriter. Gwynneth Coogan (1983) – Olympic athlete (10,000m, 1992). Adam Guettel (1983) – musical theater composer; composed The Light in the Piazza; winner of six Tony Awards. Chang-Rae Lee (1983) – author. Henry Blodget (1984) – Editor and CEO of Business Insider. Julie Livingston (1984) – public health historian, anthropologist, MacArthur Fellow.