Multcolib Picks: Books to Blu-ray - movies that started out as classic books
Annotation:Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell’s classic, the greatest love story and greatest Civil War saga ever written or put on screen. Lots of Oscars!
Annotation:If Stephen King’s Shining in print isn’t scary enough try it on Blu-ray. Directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring the far from a dull boy, Jack Nicholson.
Annotation:Patricia Highsmith is the kind of writer that makes you wonder, who is the real villain? Jude Law and Matt Damon vie for the most villainous in Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Annotation:Start the Ripley series while you wait for the Blu-ray. This is the first book. Ripley Under Ground is #2, Ripley’s Game is #3, The Boy Who Followed Ripley is #4, ending with Ripley Under Water #5.
Annotation:Here is a chance to fall in love with the young Jodie Foster! She plays a naive FBI cadet that must enlist the assistance of the cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter in order catch another serial killer. Thomas Harris’s tale on film is not for the faint at heart.
Annotation:Start the Hannibal Lecter series while you wait for the Blu-ray. This is the first book. The Silence of the Lambs is #2, Hannibal is #3, and Hannibal Rising is #4.
Annotation:It all begins and ends with The Godfather, Mario Puzo author of the novel and Francis Ford Coppola wrote the screenplay together. The Godfather II is also now available on Blu-ray.
Annotation:Jump into Mario Puzo’s Mafia world while you wait for the Blu-ray. This is the first in the loosely connected series. Also look for The Sicilian, The Last Don, Omerta, and The Godfather Returns among others.
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The book is always better than the movie but is it also always better than the Blu-ray? Here are a smattering of Blu-ray discs (now offered by MCL) that started out as great stories in that old print technology, the book! - Catherine M.