Thursday, August 20, 2009
Read the book? See the movie sites
I'm working on a display of books which have been made into films and found these two sites which are great for those who love to see their favorite books lighting up the big screen:
Chasing the Frog
Chasing the Frog breaks films down into true life story adaptations (True Story Movies)and films based on novels or short works of fiction (Based on Books) from current times back to the 1930s.
There is a section of movie trailers to help whet your appetite but you can also make sure you have the right film after seeing a small clip if one is available.
The DVD Releases page feature links to Amazon where you can purchase a film, and there are featured releases and releases of the week.
My DVD Collection mimics some other sites by allowing you to catalog, describe and rate your personal film collection.
Box Office gives recent box office totals, offers lists of top box office films of all time and links to local theaters and showtimes.
Forums let you discuss films with other enthusiasts. You can read the forums without signing up, but to offer your own opinions you will need to sign up for a free account.
Movie Tees has a selection of T-Shirts from mostly current films and a few TV Shows.
Based on the Book
From the Mid-Continent Public Library based in Independence, Missouri: 'Based on the Book' is a compilation of over 1,250 books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into motion pictures. Utilizing the Internet Movie Database as the authority, all movies in this collection have been released as feature-length films in the United States, in English, since 1980.
Search by Movie Title, Movie Release Year,Book Title, Book Author.