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

A woman with a large backpack hikes along a trail. Movie posterWild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

The true story of one woman's nearly impossible solo hike along the Pacific Crest trail and how this back breaking 1100 mile trip brought her back from the brink of despair.

Watch the trailer and read interviews with the cast here 


Release Date - December 5, 2014


An image of a woman's legs in pink tights. Movie posterInherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

A Pynchon take on the classic private detective noir genre and an homage to the 1960's. When Doc Sportello's ex girlfriend seeks his help in protecting her new man, Doc finds himself thrown into increasingly convoluted investigations rife with women, drugs and rock and roll. 

See a trailer and gifs from the film here 

Release Date - December 12, 2014



A hobbit stands in front of a burning town. Movie poster

The final installment of Peter Jackson's adaptation of Tolkein's The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies picks up after Bilbo's encounter with Smaug and chronicles the dwarves continued fight for their lost empire. 

Watch the official trailer and try your hand at defeating the orcs here 



Release Date - December 17, 2014


A man with no shirt holds up a large plank. Movie poster.Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

The story of Louis Zamperini, the former Olympic athelete and heroic WWII airman who survived a plane crash into the Pacific only to be captured and interned in Japanese prison camps. 

See the trailer, learn more about the true story of Louis Zamperini and hear the tales of other survivors here 


Release Date - December 25, 2014


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