Books to Movies This Holiday Season
24 Sep 2015
The end of September is near, which means we are less than two months from Thanksgiving! If you can’t almost taste the turkey you’re not looking forward to seeing your family enough. Reader that you are, you may not honor the tradition of rough housing in the leaves, but who can avoid over eating? And then there’s going to the movie theater. You may be excited to see what’s coming out in November. And, just a month later, the Yuletide arrives, and with it, another sweep of films fighting for award contention.
If you’re a book lover, you may be excited (or disappointed) to hear that a number of loved books (9 all told) are being shown in film form. Put these on your “Books to read before someone watches the movie and ruins it for you” List, or your “Movies to be compared with the book” List and prepare yourself for whatever lies ahead, be it (hopefully) good, or (all too often) bad. We’re particularly excited about The Martian!
Summary: A girl from Ireland finds love with a man in America. A classic story about the often-at-odds love for ones partner and love for ones family.
Published: May 5th, 2009
Author: Colm Toibin
Director: John Crowley
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson
Summary: James Bond is out to end a shadowy league of evil known as Spectre.
Published: April 1, 1963
Author: Ian Fleming
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes
Summary: In this end to the Hunger games trilogy, finally we learn the fate of Catniss, Peeta, and the country.
Published: August 24, 2010
Author: Suzanne Collins
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Jon Hutcherson
Summary: Student blinded by obsession with life creates something he cannot handle the responsibility of, as a result forcing dire consequences on his life and the lives of his family.
Published: 1818 Anonymously, 1823 as Mary Shelley
Author: Mary Shelley
Director: Paul McGuigan
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy
Summary: An astronaut is stuck on Mars, stranded to provide for himself with a combination of ingenuity and previous knowledge.
Published: Feb 11, 2014
Author: Andy Weir
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Matt Damon,
Summary: The biography of the first person to undergo transgender surgery.
Publishing Date: February 1, 2001
Author: David Ebershoff
Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard
Summary: Shakespeare’s play has had more than a few adaptions, and while this will have a limited release, it has a promising cast.
Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Justin Kurzel
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard
Summary: This story recounts the true account of a whaling excursion, which is said to have inspired Melville’s Moby Dick.
Published: May 8, 2000
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy
Summary: A frontiersman, mauled by a bear and left for dead, survives to seek vengeance.
Author: Michael Punke
Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Cast: Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Hardy
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