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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12 thoughts on “Movies into books? Feature Friday

  1. 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!



  2. 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 …


  3. 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


  4. 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


  5. 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.


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