Best Movie Adaptations Books
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1. The Devil's Candy: The Anatomy Of A Hollywood Fiasco
Author: by Julie Salamon
Da Capo Press
“A definitive portrait of the madness of big-time moviemaking” (Newsweek), now the basis for the new season of TCM’s hit podcast, “The Plot Thickens”When Brian De Palma agreed to allow Julie Salamon unlimited access to the film production of Tom Wolfe’s best-selling book The Bonfire of the Vanities, both director and journalist must have felt like they were on to something big.How could it lose?
But instead Salamon got a front-row seat at the Hollywood disaster of the decade. She shadowed the film from its early stages through the last of the eviscerating reviews, and met everyone from the actors to the technicians to the studio executives.
They’d all signed on for a blockbuster, but there was a sense of impending doom from the start-heart-of-gold characters replaced Wolfe’s satiric creations; affable Tom Hanks was cast as the patrician heel; Melanie Griffith appeared mid-shoot with new, bigger breasts.
With a keen eye and ear, Salamon shows us how the best of intentions turned into a legendary Hollywood debacle. The Devil’s Candy joins John Gregory Dunne’s The Studio, Steven Bach’s Final Cut, and William Goldman’s Adventures in the Screen Trade as a classic for anyone interested in the workings of Hollywood.
2. Injustice: Gods Among Us Year One: The Complete Collection
Author: by Tom Taylor
Forget everything you think you know about the DC Universe. Tradition is tossed aside and chaos erupts in Injustice: Gods Among Us Year OneThe Complete Edition, inspired by the video game phenomenon! This graphic novel edition collects the initial year of the best-selling series in its entirety for the first time!
Superman is Earth’s greatest hero. But when the Man of Steel can’t protect the thing he holds most dear, he decides to stop trying to save the worldand start ruling it. Now, the Last Son of Krypton is enforcing peace on Earth by any means necessary.
Only one man stands between Superman and absolute power: Batman. And the Dark Knight will use any method at his disposal to stop his former friend from reshaping the world in his shattered image. Written by Tom Taylor (Earth 2) with art by Jheremy Raapack (Resident Evil), Mike S.
Miller (A Game of Thrones) and more, this thrilling graphic novel collects Injustice: Gods Among Us digital chapters 1-36 and in single magazine form as Injustice: Gods Among Us 1-12 and Injustice: Gods Among Us Annual #1.
3. Alien Next Door
Author: by Joey Spiotto
See a new, caring side to the legendary science fiction monster as he tends to Jonesy the cat, endeavours to keep his house cleaner than the Nostromo, and searches for his place on a cold, new, alien world: Earth. From facehuggers to feather dusters, discover how the perfect killing machine relaxes after a day of scaring space marines.
4. Broadway Musical Trivia Book: Fun-Filled Facts & Trivia Questions To Find Out How Much You Really Know!
Author: by Katie Sison
Hours of Fun-Filled Facts & Trivia Questions! Special Launch PriceThis trivia book begins with the precursors to musical theatre throughout the world and narrows to the island we will come back to time and time again: Manhattan. We explore each thrilling decade and then cover grander topics that span the years.
Each chapter begins with a series of multiple-choice and true or false questions with the answers following on the next page. After testing your knowledge, peruse the Did You Know section for quirky anecdotes, fun facts, and important records to add to your knowledge.
Grab a copy and test yourself on your knowledge of Broadway theatre! Whether you’re a Fosse fan, more of a Golden-Age gal, or you cry yourself to sleep listening to Next to Normal, you’ll strengthen your knowledge of the history of American musical theatre and the remarkable people who have made it happen.
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5. Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun
Author: by Guillermo del Toro
Katherine Tegen Books
A New York Times Bestseller! Fans of dark fairy-tales like The Hazel Wood and The Cruel Prince will relish this atmospheric and absorbing book based on Guillermo del Toro’s critically acclaimed movie. Oscar winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and bestselling author Cornelia Funke have come together to transform del Toro’s hit movie Pan’s Labyrinth into an epic and dark fantasy novel for readers of all ages, complete with haunting illustrations and enchanting short stories that flesh out the folklore of this fascinating world.
This spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family. A brilliant collaboration between masterful storytellers that’s not to be missed.
Perfectly unsettling and deeply felt, this reminded me of the best kind of fairytales wherein each chapter is a jewel that, when held up to the light, reframes how we see the world around us. Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen and Aru Shah and the End of TimeA fearless and moving adaption of the film, and a gorgeously written, emotional, frightening parable about the courage of young women amid the brutality of war.
6. The Making of The Wizard of Oz
Author: by Aljean Harmetz
Chicago Review Press
Released in conjunction with the 75th-anniversary DVD release of The Wizard of Oz, this book is the definitive story of how one of America’s most beloved movies was made and a marvelous, unprecedented examination of how Hollywood used to make movies.
This updated edition includes numerous photos and shares hundreds of interviews with cameramen, screenwriters, costume designers, directors, producers, light technicians, actors, and more to reveal how the factory-like Hollywood system of moviemaking miraculously produced one of the most enduring films ever made.
From the scandalous headlines of Munchkin orgies at the Culver City Hotel and the Witch’s (accidental) burning to the building of the Emerald City and the sewing of nearly 1,000 costumes, The Making of The Wizard of Oz provides a richly detailed re-creation of MGM’s production No.
1060 and a detail-by-detail, department-by-department look at the most powerful and flamboyant studio Hollywood has ever known.
7. Literature into Film: Theory And Practical Approaches
Author: by Linda Costanzo Cahir
McFarland & Company
For most people, film adaptation of literature can be summed up in one sentence: “The movie wasn’t as good as the book.” This volume undertakes to show the reader that not only is this evaluation not always true but sometimes it is intrinsically unfair.
Movies based on literary works, while often billed as adaptations, are more correctly termed translations. A director and his actors translate the story from the written page into a visual presentation. Depending on the form of the original text and the chosen method of translation, certain inherent difficulties and pitfalls are associated with this change of medium.
So often our reception of a book-based movie has more to do with our expectations and reading of the literature than with the job that the movie production did or did not do. Avoiding these biases and fairly evaluating any particular literary-based film takes an awareness of certain factors.
Written with a formalistic rather than historical approach, this work presents a comprehensive guide to literature-based films, establishing a contextual and theoretical basis to help the reader understand the relationships between such movies and the original texts as well as the reader’s own individual responses to these productions.
8. Shawshank Redemption: The Shooting Script
Author: by Frank Darabont
This modern film classic, an extraordinary tale of hope and survival inside a maximum security prison, follows the complex twenty-year relationship between two convicts who have little in commonexcept friendship. Based on the novella Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King, director/screenwriter Frank Darabont’s film, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay and has been named one of the 100 Best Films of All Time by the American Film Institute.
The Newmarket Shooting Script Series book includes: Introductions by Stephen King and Frank Darabont Complete shooting script Analysis of script-to-screen changes Behind-the-scenes photos Storyboards Complete cast and crew credits “Memo from the Trenches” by Frank Darabont
9. What Is the Story of The Wizard of Oz?
Author: by Kirsten Anderson
Who HQ brings you the stories behind the most beloved characters of our time. We’re off to see the Wizard… Along with Dorothy, Toto, and all of her friends as they make their way onto the What Is the Story of?List.When L.
Frank Baum wrote about the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy and her pet dog in the magical Land of Oz in 1900, he wanted to create a beautiful story based on the America he knew and treasured. But he had no idea his book would become a bestseller and grow into the cultural phenomenon that it is today.
After the iconic 1939 film, numerous sequels, retellings, and musicals, it’s easy to see why The Wizard of Oz has been called “America’s greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale.” From Baum’s first book through Wicked, the story of The Wizard of Oz is as fascinating as the tale itself.
10. Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films
Author: by Stephanie Harrison
An Eclectic Collection of Fiction That Inspired FilmMemento, All About Eve, Rear Window, Rashomon, and 2001: A Space Odyssey are all well-known and much-loved movies, but what is perhaps a lesser-known fact is that all of them began their lives as short stories.
Adaptations gathers together 35 pieces that have been the basis for films, many from giants of American literature (Hemingway, Fitzgerald) and many that have not been in print for decades (the stories that inspired Bringing Up Baby, Meet John Doe, and All About Eve).
Categorized by genre, and featuring movies by master directors such as Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Frank Capra, and John Ford, as well as relative newcomers such as Chris Eyre and Christopher Nolan, Adaptations offers insight into the process of turning a short story into a screenplay, one that, when successful, doesn’t take drastic liberties with the text upon which it is based, but doesn’t mirror its source material too closely either.
11. What Is the Story of Willy Wonka?
Author: by Steve Korte
#1 New York Times bestselling Who HQ series brings you the stories behind the most beloved characters of our time. Grab your golden ticket and learn how Willy Wonka became an internationally popular figure in literature and film. The whimsical, wacky, and wondrous character of Willy Wonka made his first appearance in Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
When the fictional factory owner opened up the doors of his company, readers were welcomed into his world of pure imagination…And chocolate! Wonka went on to dazzle a whole new set of fans in the 1971 film that brought Dahl’s characters to life.
Since then, there have been other movie adaptations, books, musicals, and even theme park rides that bring the world just a little bit closer to this fantastic chocolatier. Learn about the legacy of Wonka in this new book from the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
12. The 12 O'Clock High Logbook: The Unofficial History of the Novel, Motion Picture, and TV Series
Author: by Allan T. Duffin
Since its original release The “12 O’Clock High” Logbook: The Unofficial History of the Novel, Motion Picture, and TV Series has been a consistent seller among WWII buffs, lovers of aviation, and fans of Hollywood TV and movies. The book, a labor of love for co-authors Allan T.
Duffin and Paul Matheis, is a detailed, comprehensive look at a media phenomenon. Army Air Force officers Beirne Lay, Jr., and Sy Bartlett wrote the novel 12 O’Clock High as a somewhat fictionalized record of their experiences in England during World War II.
Twentieth Century-Fox optioned the book and produced the 1949 movie version starring Gregory Peck as tough-as-nails Brigadier General Frank Savage. In 1964, prolific producer Quinn Martin (The Untouchables, The FBI) brought 12 O’Clock High to television as a weekly series on ABC, starring Robert Lansing as Savage.
Packed with fresh interviews, rare photographs, and behind-the-scenes stories published for the first time anywhere, The “12 O’Clock High” Logbook is the definitive history of this unique tale of heroism in World War II.
13. Unicorn Jazz
Author: by Lisa Caprelli
A Children’s Unicorn Book Series, Unicorn Jazz,is the recipient of the prestigious The Mom’s Choice Awards medal. Being named the most unique unicorn in the world, this entertaining story is loved for its positive messages about kindness, compassion, empathy.
Unicorn Jazz popular children’s books are being turned into a cartoon series. Grab the online free activities, free coloring pages, curriculum and more. Teacher and librarian approved especially for kids at home. Unicorn Jazz celebrates happiness, individuality, play, diversity, friendship, belonging and the power of believing in others!
Its colorful hand-drawn, kid-like art has been quoted as great as Dr. Seuss books. Art connects with children’s imagination, making it a popular children’s unicorn book series. Unicorn Jazz is a dazzling shy young unicorn with a musical note for a tail.
Her stunning quality is her singing. When she and her parents move to a new place, she is on a quest to find animal friends. Sing the playful Unicorn Jazz Friendship Song – dance and sing as you pair it on Itunes, Spotify, IHeart Radio, YouTube.