Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Have you? Read the book, seen the movie?

It is often said--probably with good reason--that "the book was so much better than the movie..." Don’t pass up the chance to find out! Here is a list of some films we can expect in 2011, with the movie title listed first, then the book title (if different) and author:

The Adjustment Bureau, from The Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick by Philip K. Dick
Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, from the book of the same name by Herge
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part One), by Stephenie Meyer
Cowboys & Aliens, by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part Two), by J.K. Rowling
Hugo Cabret, from The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
I Am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore
Limitless from Dark Fields, by Alan Glynn
The Lincoln Lawyer, by Michael Connelly
Mildred Pierce, by James Cain (as a miniseries on HBO)
Mr. Popper's Penguins, by Richard Atwater
Red Riding Hood, by David Johnson
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See
The Rite from Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist, by Matt Baglio
Thor, by Stan Lee
Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen

Here are some links on this topic:

Missouri Librarian's list of Books into Movies

Academy Awards for Best Writing of an Adapted Screenplay

Writer's Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

And check out our display of other books-into-movies at the Central Library near the new books shelves!

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