Read the Book, See the Movie

A birdwatcher, musketeers, vampires, and a documentary on Prohibition are all on tap for book loving movie watchers this fall.  Read on to see what to put on your reading list so that you can be prepared the next time you go to the theater or turn on the TV.

This list is gleaned from information gathered from  EarlyWord blog.  Be sure to check IMDB and our local theater listings for updated release dates on all of these.  Enjoy reading and watching and feel free to share your thoughts about these movie adaptations in the comments below.

Starts October 2nd


A documentary film directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novak.  It will air on PBS last call coverOctober 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at 7 PM central time.

Daniel Orkent’s Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition was one of the sources used for this film.  Of course we have plenty of other books, novels and movies about Prohibition for those who can’t get enough on this subject!

Opens October 14th

The Big Year

big year coverA comedy about birdwatching starring Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve
Martin; directed by David Frankel.

Based on: The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession, by Mark Obmascik

Opens October 21st

The Three Musketeers

This newest adaptation of the classic adventure tale stars Logan three musketeers coverLerman, Milla Jovovich, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom, and Christoph Waltz; directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.

Based on: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas…also available in numerous other movie and book adaptations

The Rum Diary

A drama/adventure about a journalist and set in the Caribbean.  It stars rum diary coverJohnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart and Giovanni Ribisi; directed by Bruce Robinson

Based on The Rum Diary: The Long Lost Novel by Hunter S. Thompson

Opens November 18th

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1

breaking dawn coverThe latest in the fantasy series featuring vampires and werewolves.  It stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson,  Dakota Fanning, and Taylor Lautner; directed by Bill Condon

Based on Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Opens November 23rd

A Dangerous Method

most dangerous coverA historical drama about the conflicts between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.  It stars Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, and Kiera Knightley; directed by David Cronenberg

Based on: A Most Dangerous Method by John Kerr

The Descendants

descendants coverA drama about a father reconnecting with his daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident.  Starring George Clooney, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Shailene Woodley, and Beau Bridges; directed by Alexander Payne

Based on: The Descendants: A Novel by Kaul Hart Hemmings


the invention of hugo cabret coverA family film concerning a 12 year old boy, a train station, a mystery, a dead father, and a robot.  It stars Jude Law, Chloe Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Emily Mortimer and Michael Stuhlbarg; directed by Martin Scorsese

Based on: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

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