With the Oscars Sunday, you may be revisiting films that are up for awards this year. Some, like “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Black Panther,” were adapted from books, while others, like “Roma” and “Capernaum,” may encourage you to learn more about their subject and time period.
'Based on the Book' is a compilation of over 1,450 books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into motion pictures. Utilizing the Internet Movie Database as the authority, all movies in this collection have been released as feature-length films in the United States, in English, since 1980.
Almost every book has been made into a movie (or vice versa) at some time or another. These are the books on the OCLC Top 1000 list that have been made into films as of 2005. The Internet Movie Database as the resource for selecting these items.
Illustrated list of books made into movies. Categories are British Fiction, British Drama, American Fiction, American Drama, Medieval. Within each category the list is arranged chronologically by the authors' dates.
This is a list of works of children's literature that have been made into feature films. The title of the work and the year it was published are both followed by the work's author, the title of the film, and the year of the film. If a film has an alternate title based on geographical distribution, the title listed will be that of the widest distribution area.
Fall is the most wonderful time of the year for movie buffs, as this is the season when studios release the prestige films they’ve been hoarding through the summer doldrums,. Inevitably, that means it’s also the time of year when some of our favorite reads make the leap to the big screen. Here are the books we can’t wait to buy a ticket for this fall. (B&N, Oct. 2015)
When studying a play, a film can be particularly helpful because the work is designed to be performed rather than read. In the case of novels, watching the movie can never be a complete substitute for reading the book. A movie is necessarily a condensed and selective interpretation of the book. Some directors will have attempted a faithful rendition of the characters and themes, while others will have simply selected aspects the book as a basis for a movie.
When searching Library catalogs for this topic, use "Film adaptations," "Movie adaptations," "Based on novel by" or "Based on the musical play by, " etc.
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