Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Major adaptations: "Slaughterhouse-Five," "Mother Night," "Breakfast of Champions," "Kurt Vonnegut's Monkey House" Major works unfilmed: "Cat's Cradle" What's the secret? Charm. Even though many of Vonnegut's books are considered close to impossible to film, that hasn't stopped Vonnegut-loving filmmakers from trying again and again. Some succeed beautifully, such as director Keith Gordon's "Mother Night." Others are admirable messes, such as Alan Rudolph's "Breakfast of Champions" that was entirely funded by its star, Bruce Willis. The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia owned the rights to Vonnegut's "The Sirens of Titan" and struggled for years to make a movie of it.
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