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Banned Books
List creator: Misshaped
Created on: July 11, 2006 - 10:14 PM PDT
Description: Movies made from banned books

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1984 (1984)
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  Challenged in Jackson County Florida in 1981.
Alice in Wonderland (Special Edition) (1951)
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  Banned in China in 1931.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
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  Challenged in Wise County Virginia in 1982 & the Alabama State Textbook Committee in 1983
Arabian Nights (1974)
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  US Customs in 1927, Cairo Egypt in 1985, Jerusalem Israel in 1985 all had issues with this book
Beloved (1998)
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  Challenged in St. Augustine Florida in 1995 & Maine School Committee in 1997
The Call of the Wild (1972)
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  Banned in Italy in 1929, Yugoslavia 1929 & burned in Nazi bonfires 1932
The Celluloid Closet (1995)
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  Challenged in Bend Oregon in 1993.
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (2005)
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  Removed from a Boulder Colorado library in 1988
The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
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  Challenged in Berrien Springs Michigan in 1988, Banned in Eugene Oregon in 1992
The Color Purple (1985)
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  Challenged in Oakland California in 1984, Banned in Souderton Penn. in 1992, & Jackson County West Virginia in 1997
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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  Part of the collection called "Different Seasons" and removed in Larchwood Iowa in 1987, Meriden Conn. in 1989 & Challenged in Burnsville Minn. in 1992
Stand by Me (1986)
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  This was also part of the "Different Seasons" collection as mentioned above
A Doll's House (1973)
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  Alabama State Textbook Committee called for the rejection in 1983
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
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Not Rated
  An Irvine California middle school actually blacked out the "improper" words in this book in 1992
Gone with the Wind (Disc 1 of 2) (1939)
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  Banned in Anaheim California in 1978 & Challenged in Waukegan Illinois in 1984
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
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  Burned in St. Louis Missouri in 1939, Banned in Kansas City Mo in 1939, Kern County California in 1939, Ireland in 1953, Kanawha Iowa in 1980 & Morris Manitoba in 1982. Challenged in Greenville, South Carolina in 1991
Hamlet (1990)
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  Banned in Ethiopa in 1978
It (1990)
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Not Rated
  Challenged in Lincoln Nebraska in 1987 & placed on a "closed shelf" in Franklinville New York in 1992
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
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  Challenged in Charlotte Harbor Florida in 1991, Altoona Wiss. in 1991& Brooksville Florida in 1992. Removed in Stafford County Virginia schools in 1995
King Lear (1974)
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  Banned from the English stage from 1788-1820
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Widescreen) (2005)
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  Challenged in Howard County Md in 1990
Little House On the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder (1974)
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  Removed in Stockton Ca in 1996, Challenged in Thibodaux La in 1993, Banned in Sturgis South Dakota in 1993
Dr. Seuss: The Lorax (1972)
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  Challenged in Laytonville California in 1989
The Martian Chronicles (Disc 1 of 2) (1980)
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  Challenged in Haines City Florida in 1982, Newton-Conover NC in 1987 & Gatlinburg-Pittman Tenn. in 1993
The Odyssey (1997)
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  Plato suggested expurgating it in 387BC & Caligula tried to supress it
A Raisin in the Sun (1989)
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  Ogden Utah restricted circulation in 1979
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
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  Burned in Drake North Dakota in 1973, Banned in Rochester Michigan, Challenged in Owensboro Kentucky in 1985 & Round Rock Texas in 1996
The Stand (Disc 1 of 2) (1994)
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Not Rated
  Restricted in Beaverton Oregon in 1989
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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  Challenged in Eden Valley Minn in 1977, Warren Indiana 1981, & Banned in Lindale Texas in 1996
Twelfth Night (2003)
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  Removed in Merrimack NH in 1996
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1928)
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  Challenged in Waukegan Illinois in 1984
A Wrinkle in Time (2003)
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Not Rated
  Challenged in Polk City Florida in 1985 & Anniston Alabama in 1990
Ulysses (1967)
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Not Rated
  Barred from the US for 15 years
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
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  Banned in South Africa in 1955
Black Beauty (1994)
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  Also banned in South Africa (uncertain of year)
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
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  Banned in Midland Michigan in 1980
Of Mice and Men (1939)
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Not Rated
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
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The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
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The Outsiders (1983)
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Cujo (1983)
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Ordinary People (1980)
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American Psycho (Uncut Verison) (2000)
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Lord of the Flies (Criterion Collection) (1963)
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Not Rated
Carrie (1976)
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The Dead Zone (2002)
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Private Parts (1997)
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Christine (1983)
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Les Miserables (1998)
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Sophie's Choice (1982)
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Faust (1926)
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Not Rated
The Scarlet Letter (1972)
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Not Rated
The Hobbit (1978)
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Not Rated
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Criterion Collection) (1988)
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