The Martian Proves Movies Are Now Better Than Their Books

The self-publishing boom means writers with great stories are connecting with directors who are masterful storytellers--and everyone wins. The post The Martian Proves Movies Are Now Better Than Their Books appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at 'Wired'

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‘Valley of the Dolls’ may be the best bad movie — and novel. A new book explores Jacqueline Susann’s cult hit.

Stephen Rebello’s “Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!” is a more than just a gossipy look at the making of the film everyone loves to hate. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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E-book and audio sales proving 'welcome ray of sunshine' for publishers

Publishers are seeing a surge in e-book and audio sales of up to 25% as readers escape the lockdown with feel-good fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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There’s No Getting Over These Differences Between the HARRY POTTER Books and Movies: Critical Linking, March 15, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web! Continue reading at Book Riot

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Behind the scenes of James Bond: A new book offers a look back at the longest-running movie franchise

“Nobody Does It Better” dishes dirt from directors and stars, among others in 007’s orbit. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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State Library Victoria proves libraries aren't just about books: they're about community

In our digital age, libraries are spaces for community and connection. The new State Library Victoria proves libaries have an exciting future. Continue reading at The Conversation

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The movies and books we'd give as gifts

"Stick to tech," you might be thinking right now. Well, in a way, we are. No, we're not pop culture critics, and hardcover books aren't gadgets. But our gift guide wouldn't be complete without some DVD (OK, fine, Blu-ray) recs, and what is our taste... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-11-11 06:30:00 UTC ]
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‘The Goldfinch’ movie left a lot of the book out — but not what you’d expect

Director John Crowley and screenwriter Peter Straughan dutifully include every plot point. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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12 Books That Prove the Literary/Genre Distinction is Bogus

When I first joined a workshop in 1994, American literary fiction was dominated by and continually lauded a “quiet” kind of writer, one often influenced by J.D. Salinger, Ernest Hemingway, or Raymond Carver. I loved literary fiction—I’d been reading, writing, and submitting it since high school.... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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How to Share Books and Movies Through Amazon Household

The retail giant offers a way to share your Prime benefits—including Kindle titles, audiobooks, and free Prime shipping—with others in your home. Continue reading at Wired

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Books and movies to wed! HarperCollins and Sony Pictures are committing to a long-term relationship.

Though books have been supplying the movie and tv industries with storylines since the dawn of the talkie, the rise of streaming content over the last five years has created a desperate need for more (MORE we scream as we toggle endlessly after binge-worthy distraction from the hell of the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-17 14:53:33 UTC ]
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Barack Obama shares his favorite books, music and movies of 2018. Sorry, television

Former President Barack Obama weighed in on the best pop culture of 2018 on Friday, posting his favorite books, movies and music of the year on his official Facebook page. Sorry, television. Better luck next year. “As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Here are Barack Obama’s favorite books, movies, and songs from 2018

Of course, Michelle Obama’s Becoming was No. 1. Barack Obama may be out of the White House, but he is continuing a few traditions. The former president–and current most admired man in the U.S.– took to social media on Friday to share a few of his favorite things, including Black... Continue reading at Fast Company

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is more than a movie. It's a comic book come to life

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is unlike any “Spider-Man” movie that has come before it. Sure, it’s the first that centers on the story of Miles Morales, a black-Latino teen whose ascendance as New York’s newest friendly neighborhood hero updates a theme that has long been associated with ... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Google unveils holiday season savings on games, apps, books and movies

It can't have escaped your attention that -- in the US at least -- holiday season is just around the corner. With Thanksgiving comes Black Friday and other sales, and Google is getting in on the action with a series of discounts in the Play Store. There are great savings to be made on games and... Continue reading at Betanews

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Long, hot summer proves good for books

Despite the heatwave and the World Cup in Russia, the UK print market sold 42 million books for £344.2m between the first week of June and the third week of August, via Nielsen BookScan's TCM. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Google reveals the biggest apps, games, movies, songs and books of 2017

As we approach the start of a new year, the inevitable "best of" lists are starting to crop up. Never one to miss a trick, Google has released its own top five lists for 2017. The lists cover the US, and there are a few obvious names taking the top spots -- Super Mario Run is unsurprisingly... Continue reading at Betanews

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Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler now has a book deal to go along with her movie deal

Susan Fowler, whose viral account of the harassment and discrimination she faced at Uber led to the ouster of its CEO and 20 other employees, and an investigation by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, is releasing a book about her experience. Fowler, who is trained as an engineer, has... Continue reading at Fast Company

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The 11 Best Comic Book Movies You Can Stream Right Now, From 'Batman' to 'Doctor Strange'

Here's what to stream in between seeing 'Thor: Ragnarok' and 'Justice League' at the multiplex. Continue reading at Wired

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Andy Weir's follow-up to 'The Martian', 'Artemis,' is coming in November, and a movie is already in the works

Fans of Andy Weir's bestselling science fiction novel "The Martian" have something to look forward to — his follow-up, "Artemis," will be released this November by Crown. The movie rights have already been snatched up, Deadline reports, by 20th Century Fox and New Regency. “Artemis” follows Jazz... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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