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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. November 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 November :

A blindfolded man standing against a concrete wall, lifting up one arm. Movie poster

Maziar Bahari's gripping memoir Then They Came for Me begins as Bahari leaves his pregnant fiancee in London to cover Iran's presidential election in Tehran. What follows is a harrowing tale of incredible endurance as Bahari suffers torture and interrogation in Evin, Iran's infamous prison. Bahari presents both a memoir of his heartbreaking time while incarcerated and a commentary on Iran's past and present political situation in this riveting book.

Watch the official trailer for the film, being released under the title Rosewater, here

Release Date - November 7, 2014


A woman standing in front of flames, with wings behind her shoulders. Movie poster

Part three of Suzanne Collins' wildly popular Hunger Games series, Mockingjay depicts the first half of the final book. **SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NEITHER READ THE BOOKS NOR SEEN THE PREVIOUS FILMS** With the games dismantled and the rebellion in full swing, Katniss must lead her fledgling army against a seemingly insurmountable evil.

Watch the trailer, learn more about the cast and crew and see featurettes here


Release Date - November 21, 2014


Close up shot of a man's face. Movie posterA biography of a genius ahead of his time, Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges delves into Turing's multiple contributions to science during the early part of the twentieth century. Responsible for the idea of modern computation and artificial intelligence, Turing's involvement in the British war effort during World War II was invaluable. But his exceptional intelligence and selfless patriotic efforts did not deter his country from eventually persecuting him for homosexuality, the tragic consequences of which would deprive the world of one of its greatest intellects.

The movie will be released under the title The Imitation Game. Learn more about the cast and crew and watch the trailer here

Release Date - November 21, 2014



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