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Fiction and film

Fiction and film
Fiction and film
Fiction and film
Wednesday 9th January 2013 by C. Freeman

What do the Hobbit, No Country for Old Men and Fight Club have in common? All are books that have been made into successful films and there is a display in the library with lots more on offer.

Mr Jones said: ‘The idea was to draw people’s attention to just how many films are actually adaptations of books because a lot of the time you watch a movie but don’t necessarily realise that what you have been watching was originally a book. We have everything from very modern authors right back to Dickens and Shakespeare.

‘I picked out a variety of favourites and more recent ones, so it is a complete mix. I love The Motorcycle Diaries which is a cracking film because it portrays Che Guevara as having a very normal upbringing and you can see what made the man, so that is personally one of my favourites. I also enjoyed The Kite Runner and No Country for Old Men. Cormac McCarthy is a very visual writer and he really evokes the imagery of what he wants you to see. Another one which is absolutely brilliant is The Road which is a very difficult film to watch. It is a great film, but the book, despite it being so sad, is so poetic. It is just phenomenal.’

Other books featured include The Men Who Stare at Goats, The Time Traveller’s Wife, Educating Rita, Great Expectations, The Road and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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