Monday, February 17, 2014

Cinema by the Book: Recent Movies (and Award Nominees!) Based on Books

There are a lot of movies out there based on books right now, some of them nominated for an Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards show on March 2!  What's your pleasure?  Do you like to read the book first or see the movie first?  Do you think the book is always better than the movie?

The movies based on the books listed below can't be found in the library catalog yet, but keep checking our New on DVD list!  Of course, if you'd prefer to watch Oscar-winning films of the past or read about Academy Awards instead, we can help you with that too.

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search by Martin Sixsmith

Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of P. L. Travers by Valerie Lawson [one of the sources for Saving Mr. Banks]

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" in Writings and Drawings by James Thurber

The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort

Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carré

Life Itself by Roger Ebert

The Double ; and, The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoevsky [The Double]

One for Sorrow by Christopher Barzak [Jamie Marks is Dead]

The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens by Claire Tomalin

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I prefer to watch the movie first, so that I'm not disappointed by what's left out.