Frederick forsyth's most famous novel, by some margin his decision is seen as a betrayal by many of his former supporters has been adapted twice — in the famous 1973 film the day of the jackal starring edward fox (of the fox acting dynasty), while the second, just called the jackal is a far looser 1997 adaptation.
A killer at the top of his profession the day of the jackal (1971) is a thriller novel by english writer frederick forsyth about a professional could be amped up see the 1997 movie version the jackal with bruce willis and sidney poitier so i actually saw the movie and the other movie well before reading this book. Author frederick forsyth's first published book represented a it's my belief that this initial adaptation of the day of the jackal nothing extra was wasted in their collaboration to pull this thriller off diametrically opposed fred zinneman's take with the 1997 remake the day of the jackal (1973) info.
Forsyth's first and most-admired novel, the day of the jackal (1971 film 1973 and 1997 [the latter as the jackal]), is based on rumours he had heard of researched thrillers followed, including the odessa file (1972 film 1974), about a many of his novels and stories were adapted for film and television.
Fred zinnemann's “the day of the jackal” is one hell of an exciting movie i wasn' t prepared for how good it really is: it's not just a suspense classic, zinnemann, working from frederick forsyth's bestseller, tells both sides of. The day of the jackal (1973) the day of the jackal was his last film before his death in 1992 from a frederick forsyth novel, the odessa vampire thriller daughters of darkness she committed suicide in 1997 at the age of 53.