The 1983 film "A Christmas Story" -- with Ralphie, a frozen tongue and the fra-gee-lay leg lamp -- was based on the short story collection "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" by Jean Shepherd, first published in 1966. Shepherd was a humorist who worked in radio, television, print and film -- he co-wrote the screenplay of "A Christmas Story" and is the movie's voiceover narrator.
The 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is probably best remembered for
"The Spook Who Sat by the Door" was a 1969 bestseller by Sam Greenlee about African American revolution, led by an ex-
The Library of Congress cited the 1914 version of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" for being the first full-length feature film to star an African American actor -- Sam Lucas, playing Unlce Tom. Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, published in 1852, was a bestseller.
As for the half film?