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Multcolib Picks: Books to Blu-ray - movies that started out as classic books

Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind (Blu-ray Disc - 2010 ) BLU Drama GONE All copies in use. Availability details

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!

Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind By Mitchell, Margaret (Book - 1964 ) FICTION MITCHELL Available in some locations

Annotation:Read the book while you wait for the Blu-ray.

Stanley Kubrick's The Shining
Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (Blu-ray Disc - 2007 ) BLU Horror SHINING Available in some locations

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.

The Shining
The Shining By King, Stephen (Book - 1977 ) FICTION KING Available in some locations

Annotation:Read the book while you wait for the Blu-ray.

The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Blu-ray Disc - 2013 ) BLU Drama TALENTED Available in some locations

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.

The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Talented Mr. Ripley By Highsmith, Patricia (Book - 2008 ) FICTION HIGHSMITH 2008 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 7 on 2 copies

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.

The Silence of the Lambs
The Silence of the Lambs (Blu-ray Disc - 2008 ) BLU Drama SILENCE All copies in use. Availability details

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.

Red Dragon
Red Dragon By Harris, Thomas (Book - 2005 ) FICTION HARRIS 2005 Available in some locations

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.

The Godfather
The Godfather (Blu-ray Disc - 2010? ) BLU Drama GODFATHER All copies in use. Availability details

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.

The Godfather
The Godfather By Puzo, Mario (Book - 1969 ) FICTION PUZO Available in some locations

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.

The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath (Blu-ray Disc - 2012 ) BLU Drama GRAPES Available in some locations

Annotation:John Steinbeck captures the Great Depression in California. Henry Fonda stars in this Oscar winning adaptation for screen.

The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath By Steinbeck, John (Book - 2002 ) FICTION STEINBECK 2002 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 50 copies

Annotation:Read the book while you wait for the Blu-ray.

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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.


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