Movies into books? Feature Friday

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So I’ve written about movies that were better than the books they were based on, but what about books based on a movie? This week’s question from Alison Can Read and Parajunkee ponders just that. What movie would you like to see made into a book? I have a few:


  1. The Royal Tenebaums
  2. What Lies Beneath
  3. Moonrise Kingdom
  4. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey)
  5. Your Sister’s Sister

Any to add? Which movie would you choose? And, if I’d chosen a TV show, how awesome would it be to see Jericho as a novel?

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  • http://www.kinxsbooknook.blogspot.com Kendal

    Love O Brother. Nice choice! I picked Gosford Park.

    Kinx’s Book Nook

    • http://taftandco.wordpress.com Rory O’Connor

      I love that movie (it was in my Ryan Phillipe fan days!). It definitely seems like it could be a book (I always thought it might’ve been)…

  • http://thebookasylum.blogspot.com Megan

    Hi Rory,

    Thanks so much for stopping over to check out my FF! Love your choices – especially What LIes Beneath and Jericho (loved that show – ended way too soon). New follower via e-mail!


  • http://www.thebridgeofdeaths.com mariacatalinaegan

    I wanted to choose Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and I googled and saw that …IT HAS!
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Wikipedia, the free …
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science …. The shooting script – which has been published as a book – and early drafts …

  • http://twitter.com/bookxhibitionsm Patricia (@bookxhibitionsm)

    I’m not a big movie-person, and I gotta admit.. I haven’t watched any of the movies you’ve mentioned, or at least don’t know their English titles. (So, maybe I watched them in German, but.. they always change the titles, and most of the times, it sounds ridiculous.)

    Patricia // My Hop

  • http://picturemereading.wordpress.com picturemereading

    O’ Brother Where Art Thou? would make a great book..so funny that the odyssey made into a movie and then back into a book again! New follower!

  • Marissa

    You have some great choices! And thank you for commenting on my site 🙂
    I’m Following you via e-mail 🙂
    Marissa @ For The Love Of Film And Novels

  • http://twitter.com/NomisPP Naomi H (@NomisPP)

    Great choices Rory!! Jericho would be great too!

    Here’s My FF!
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  • http://thereadingdate.com Lucy

    Fun list! Jericho would make a cool book. And Moonrise Kingdom seems like a natural for a book adaptation.
    Have a great weekend!

  • http://booksaremyfavouriteandbest.wordpress.com booksaremyfavouriteandbest

    Quite tricky to think of movies that aren’t based on books (well, the kind of movies I like anyway). I did LOVE Little Miss Sunshine starring Steve Carell, Toni Colette and Greg Kinnear although not sure the humour would translate. The other one is American Beauty – I loved this film and think if well written, it could be equally as dark and funny.

  • http://hannah-milton.blogspot.com Hannah

    Cool pics! O Brother, Where art Thou would be a wonderful book! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I’m a new follower!

  • http://aljambor.blogspot.com/ A.L. Jambor

    Oh brother is one of my multi-view movies. Hi, I’m a new follower. Please consider following me.
    Java With Jambor

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