At this point in the long strange trip that has been 2020, sitting in a crowded, dark movie theater for a few hours of escapist entertainment feels like a distant dream.  Of course, that doesn’t mean we are deprived of the film experience; streaming services have done a fantastic job of filling the gap. As in the past,  filmmakers are still drawing on books for inspiration; as anyone who watches the Oscars knows, many of the greatest movies are based on books.  Of course, the two experiences are very different; movies are social and immersive while books are more nuanced and introspective, allowing you to tap into your own imagination instead of relying on the vision of the movie maker.  So, if you want to go to the source of your screen experiences, check out a few of the many book titles that have been translated into movies.  Click on the book jacket to be taken to the link.

 

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