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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. March 2014 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
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If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.

 

Coming this March :

A movie poster featuring many members of the cast standing in action poses. There is an image of a golden buddha head and and a demon face in the back looking over the characters.

Journey to the West, most commonly known as Monkey to English speaking audiences, is Wu Cheng'en's classic Chinese tale that weaves mythology, philosophy and folk tales into an epic storyline. Sent by Buddha to retrieve sacred texts from lands to the west, monk Xuanzang (Tang Sanzang in the film) encounters more than he bargained for on his pilgrimage. A Monkey King, a dragon prince, hordes of demons and a beautiful demon hunter all propel Xuanzang towards India and enlightenment.

Watch the trailer and read more about the film here.

Release Date - March 7, 2014

 

 

 

Divergent Film Poster featuring a girl in profile with long brown hair. She has a tattoo of three birds on her left collarbone. In Veronica Roth's Divergent, post apocalyptic Chicago has split into separate but interdependent factions; Amity, Erudite, Candor, Abnegation and Dauntless. At the age of 16, all members are tested to determine their suitability. But when Beatrice’s test reveals an aptitude for multiple factions, she must make an irrevocable choice. Will she stay with her family and serve in humble Abnegation or join the exciting and frightening Dauntless?

Read more about the film, watch the trailer and learn what faction your friends would fit in to here.

Release Date - March 21, 2014     

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned to see what other great books are bound for the silver screen


 


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