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Monday, January 25, 2016

Best Movies from Books

Recently, I read an online article titled "The Best Movies from Books." It listed 25 titles that the writer considered good adaptations. Here are the book and movie titles (if different) for those 17 titles we have in our collections.

Bauby, Jean-Dominique. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. [B BAU, DVD DIV]

Baum, L. Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. [F BAU, J AB/CD BAU, ebook]
Film: The Wizard of Oz. [DVD WIZ]

Chabon, Michael. Wonder Boys. [F CHA, DVD WON]

Dick, Philip K. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? [SF DIC, ebook]
Film: Blade Runner. [DVD BLA]

Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. [F GOL, AB/CD GOL, ebook, DVD LOR]

Irving, John. The Cider House Rules. [F IRV, AB/CD IRV, ebook, DVD CID]

Kesey, Ken. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. [F KES, AB/CD KES, DVD ONE]

Kinsella, W. P. Shoeless Joe. [F KIN]
Film: Field of Dreams. [DVD FIE]

Kosinski, Jerzy. Being There. [F KOS, DVD BEI]

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. [F LEE, LP LEE, AB/CD LEE, ebook, DVD ONE]

Ludlum, Robert. The Bourne Identity. [F LUD, AB/CD LUD, ebook, DVD BOU]

McEwan, Ian. Atonement. [F MCE, AB/CD MCE, DVD ATO]

Palahniuk, Chuck. Fight Club. [F PAL, DVD FIG]

Pasternak, Boris. Doctor Zhivago. [F PAS, AB/CD PAS, DVD DOC]

Remarque, Erich Maria. All Quiet on the Western Front. [F REM, DVD ALL]

Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men. [F STE, AB/CD STE, DVD OF]

Wallace, Lew. Ben-Hur. [F WAL, DVD BEN]

Spend the cold winter evenings reading and watching, then draw your own conclusions. From reading the article’s comments, it is easy to see that there are many who disagree! The film that I think comes closest to the book is Room With a View based upon the book of the same name by E.M. Forster [F FOR, AB/CD FOR, ebook, DVD ROO]. It was so well done it is amazing!

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