Read Your Favorite Movie
Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 9:31am
It’s no secret that many Hollywood movies come straight from the pages of books, quite literally. Many classic movies came from equally classic books, and a glance at the “What’s Playing Now” list for any local theater or even the television schedule will have at least one thing based on a book.
(Hunger Games: Catching Fire or Vampire Diaries, anyone?)
However, there might be a lot of movies or shows out there that were based on lesser-known books. While perusing the Petworth Library collection for books turned into movies or TV shows, there were several titles that surprised me:
- The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman: A graphic novel series adapted for the popular AMC zombie show
- Shrek! by William Steig: It was a little-known children's book before it became the popular animated movie series Shrek
- Oil!: A Novel by Upton Sinclair: The Academy Award-winning movie There Will Be Blood starring Daniel Day Lewis was loosely based on this book
- Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepherd: Teen drama/mystery book series turned into a teen drama/mystery television show
To find books like these and more, visit our display of books made into movies/shows in the Adult Computer Area/Teen Area on the first floor. There are books for all ages, and you might find the book your favorite movie was based on!