(One should watch a film adaptation of a favorite book only after considering, very carefully, the fact that the casting of the film may very well become the permanent casting of the book in one’s mind. This is a very real hazard.)
Yesterday I was modifying paperback mysteries and came across short stories including Rear Window by Cornell Woolrich. Only 41 pages long so I checked it out. I swear to you I saw James Stewart’s face and heard his voice the whole time I was reading.
It also made me think of Brokeback Mountain which was also made from a very short story.