But Have You Read the Book?

52 Literary Gems That Inspired Our Favorite Films
by Kristen Lopez

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For film buffs and literature lovers alike, Turner Classic Movies presents an essential guide to 52 cinema classics and the literary works that served as their inspiration. 
“I love that movie!”
“But have you read the book?”
Within these pages, Turner Classic Movies offers an endlessly fascinating...
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Published By Running Press Adult

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 240

Publication Date 03/07/2023

ISBN 9780762480975

Dimensions 5.3 inches x 7.3 inches

“If you’re a big reader who also loves movies, you’ll get a kick out of [this] cleverly designed anthology . . . Irresistible.”
— The Washington Post

"An impressively entertaining and erudite collection of essays . . . 'But Have You Read The Book?' does its job well: it's the kind of read that'll leave you running to both your reading list and your watchlist to add several titles to the top."
— Slash Film

"An engaging tour of various routes from page to film, be they departures, copies or—not implausibly—both simultaneously . . . Spanning Frankenstein to Fight Club, The Lord of the Rings to Little Women, Lopez shows how the art of adaptation is about negotiation, not simply rejection or reverence. And, if nothing else, she gives you a fine reading list to follow."
— Total Film

“Lopez compiles the best film adaptations in a sweet, compact volume . . . Lopez's writing is lively . . . A good resource for book clubs and movie buffs alike.”
— Booklist

“A compendium of 52 stories taken from print to screen [that] parses differences between the versions of each story, pointing out actor credits and box office facts for the movies and themes explored in the books. So is But Have You Read the Book? for film buffs or book nerds? I say both.”
— BookPage

"A fun and handy guide for book lovers who wonder if they should watch the film adaptation, and for movie lovers who wonder if they should read the source material for a favorite flick." 
— Shelf Awareness

"With [this] lovely book readers and cinephiles will now have a wonderful guide to assist with finding their next favorite read or watch."
— MovieJawn