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Coming to a Theater Near You: ‘Based on the Book’

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October 9, 2019

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Fall movie and TV season is finally here! And you know what that means...we finally get to see the adaptations we've been waiting for all year! 

OK, let’s just say it up front; it is entirely possible that Hollywood is going to mess up your favorite book, short story, or graphic novel. But sometimes, a filmmaker’s interpretation can be a force for good and help you discover books that you may not have known about, or may not have considered reading.  

Sound intriguing? Good, then I have an online resource for you! 

One of the most comprehensive databases of its kind, MCPL’s very own Based on the Book is an up-to-date, ever-expanding list of books, plays, short stories, and graphic novels that have been made into feature-length movies or adapted for TV.  

 From new releases to beloved classics, browse by title, author, movie, or year to discover:  

  • Most-filmed authors 
  • Books with the most film adaptations 
  • Movies and series that you didn’t know were based on a book 

It's the most wonderful time of the year—for books and movies! Do you have a favorite adaptation? Or, did you discover a great book because you liked the movie it was based on? Let us know in the comments! 

Carla P.
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