The late author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died Thursday at age 87, was best known as a Nobel Prize-winning novelist and pioneer of the genre known as magical realism. But the prolific Colombian writer also had ties to the movies.
Marquez's work inspired numerous film adaptations, and he wrote a handful of screenplays as well. The onetime journalist even penned movie reviews.
Somewhat ironically for an author known for his vivid, visual prose, Marquez's work often proved difficult to translate to the big screen, with resulting films rarely living up to their source material.
In a 1981 interview in the Paris Review, Marquez was asked if he thought any books could be...