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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

From Page to Picture

When it comes to movies that are based on books, there are only two kinds of people: those who need to read the book before heading out to the cinema and those who prefer to venture in blindly. I’m definitely in the first group, even if it sometimes brings pain to me and those around me. My family starts to moan as soon as they hear me say, “but in the book…”  Heartbreaking though it is when a film lets me down, there’s nothing I love more than seeing a director perfectly capture the spirit and feel of a cherished book. 
There’s a great crop of movie adaptations coming your way this spring. If you’re like me, you’ll want to take a quick look at any titles you haven’t already read. Then you’ll be ready to sit back and enjoy the show! the heart of the sea: the tragedy&srchfield3=TI^TITLE^SERIES^Title Processing^Title&searchoper3=AND&thesaurus3=SERIES&search_entries3=TI&search_type3=TITLE&special_proc3=Title Processing&library=ALL&match_on=KEYWORD&shadow=NO&sort_by=-PBYR&user_id=WEBSERVER

Nathaniel Philbrick’s true account of the sinking of the Essex comes out on film in just a few days on March 13. An enraged sperm whale capsizes a 19th c. Nantucket whaling ship, forcing the crew into a lengthy struggle for survival on three small lifeboats.^AUTHOR^AUTHORS^Author Processing^Author&searchoper2=AND&thesaurus2=AUTHORS&search_entries2=AU&search_type2=AUTHOR&special_proc2=Author Processing&searchdata3=serena&srchfield3=TI^TITLE^SERIES^Title Processing^Title&searchoper3=AND&thesaurus3=SERIES&search_entries3=TI&search_type3=TITLE&special_proc3=Title Processing&library=ALL&match_on=KEYWORD&shadow=NO&sort_by=-PBYR&user_id=WEBSERVER

Coming out March 27, Serena pairs up Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Laurence in the movie based on Ron Rash’s Appalachian saga. The story follows newlywed lumber barons George and Serena Pemberton as their marriage and empire slowly fall to pieces."wolf hall"&srchfield1=TI^TITLE^SERIES^Title Processing^Title&searchoper1=&thesaurus1=SERIES&search_entries1=TI&search_type1=TITLE&special_proc1=Title&library=ALL&match_on=KEYWORD&sort_by=-PBYR&user_id=WEBSERVER

Masterpiece Theatre brings Hilary Mantel’s award-winning novels of Tudor England to the small screen April 5. This six-hour miniseries portrays the volatile events of Henry VIII’s court, as seen through the eyes of the king’s scheming advisor Thomas Cromwell.^AUTHOR^AUTHORS^Author Processing^Author&searchoper2=AND&thesaurus2=AUTHORS&search_entries2=AU&search_type2=AUTHOR&special_proc2=Author Processing&searchdata3=longest ride&srchfield3=TI^TITLE^SERIES^Title Processing^Title&searchoper3=AND&thesaurus3=SERIES&search_entries3=TI&search_type3=TITLE&special_proc3=Title Processing&library=ALL&match_on=KEYWORD&shadow=NO&sort_by=-PBYR&user_id=WEBSERVER

The Longest Ride brings another moving romance by Nicholas Sparks to cinemas on April 10. It features two couples, one looking back on their love from the end of their life and the other whose romance is just beginning."child 44"&srchfield1=TI^TITLE^SERIES^Title Processing^Title&searchoper1=&thesaurus1=SERIES&search_entries1=TI&search_type1=TITLE&special_proc1=Title&library=ALL&match_on=KEYWORD&sort_by=-PBYR&user_id=WEBSERVER

Under Stalin’s reign, the only crimes that the Soviet Union will acknowledge are crimes against the state itself. When security officer Leo Demidov suspects a vicious killer is at large, he must challenge his own beliefs and the state to get to the truth. This long-awaited adaptation of Tom Rob Smith’s debut novel hits theaters on April 17.^AUTHOR^AUTHORS^Author Processing^Author&searchoper2=AND&thesaurus2=AUTHORS&search_entries2=AU&search_type2=AUTHOR&special_proc2=Author Processing&searchdata3="far from the madding crowd"&srchfield3=TI^TITLE^SERIES^Title Processing^Title&searchoper3=AND&thesaurus3=SERIES&search_entries3=TI&search_type3=TITLE&special_proc3=Title Processing&library=ALL&match_on=KEYWORD&shadow=NO&sort_by=-PBYR&user_id=WEBSERVER

Carey Mulligan stars in the latest version, released on May 1, of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel. Three men, vastly different in status and wealth, vie for the love of impetuous West Country farmer Bathsheba Everdene. 
-Rebecca Wolff, Centreville Regional Library

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