Books to Movies Update

We’re pleased to see that some library web sites are doing “Read the Book Before You See the Movie” sections, based on our Upcoming Books to Movies information.

The number of movies based on books seems to keep growing and we’ve added several new titles. Links are to trailers, where available.

SEPT 26 – Limited

OCT 03 — Wide

Movie Title: Blindness

Director: Fernando Meirelles

Starring: Jullianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo

Based on: Blindness by Jose Saramago

  • Paperback Tie-in: $15.00
  • Publisher: Harvest Books; 1 (September 2, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0156035588
  • ISBN-13: 978-0156035583

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OCT 03

Movie title: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

Director: Robert B. Weide

Starring: Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Danny Huston, Megan Fox, Jeff Bridges

Based on: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People by Toby Young

  • Movie Tie-in Pbk: $14.95
  • Publisher: Perseus Publishing
  • Pub. Date: September 01, 2008
  • ISBN-13: 9780306816130

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DEC 5

Movie Title: Youth in Revolt — no trailer yet

Director: Miguel Arteta

Starring: Michael Cera, Justin Long, Steve Buscemi, Ray Liotta

Based on: Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne

No tie-in edition announced yet

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DEC 19

Movie title: Yes Man

Director: Peyton Reed

Starring: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel

Based on: Yes Man by  Danny Wallace, 2005

Movie tie-in:

[no cover yet]

  • Paperback: $12.99
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment; Mti edition (December 9, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1416595538
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416595533

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DEC 26  – Limited

Movie title: Revolutionary Road

No trailer yet

Yates biographer Blake Bailey looks at the rocky road from book to movie: Slate, 6/26/08

Director: Sam Mendes (American Beauty)

Starring:

Leonardo DiCaprio — Frank Wheeler

Kate Winslet — April Wheeler

Based on: Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates

[No cover yet]

  • Publisher: Knopf, $14.95
  • Pub. Date: November 25, 2008
  • ISBN-13: 9780307454621
  • Series: Vintage Contemporaries Ser.
  • Edition Description: Media Tie

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FEB 6, ‘09

Film Title: Coraline

Director: Henry Selick

Animated, featuring the voices of: Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane, Teri Hatcher

Based on the book: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline Movie Tie-in Edition by Neil Gaiman and Dave Mckean

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: HarperEntertainment (October 28, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0061649694
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061649691

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