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And the Oscar goes too…the books behind the movies. It’s officially Oscar season! As we all know, books make great movies- and the Academy Awards agree. Several book-to-movie adaptations received Oscar nominations this year. The Oscars take place on March 12, so there’s plenty of time to pick up a book before the awards ceremony.
All Quiet on the Western Front
Based on All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Request the book.
The testament of Paul Baumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army of World War I, illuminates the savagery and futility of war.
Nominated for Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, International Feature Film, Production Design, Visual Effects, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, and Sound.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Based on the Black Panther comic series. Request the book.
The Black Panther is not just a super hero; as King T’Challa, he is also the monarch of the hidden African nation of Wakanda.
Nominated for Supporting Actress, Costume Design, Original Song, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Visual Effects.
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Based on Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates. Request the book.
A fictional recreation of the life of Marilyn Monroe recounts the tale of her rise to stardom, as seen from Marilyn’s perspective.
Nominated for Lead Actress.
The Quiet Girl
Based on Foster by Claire Keegan. Request the book.
An Irish child taken by her father to live with relatives on a farm finds the love and affection she never knew before and begins to thrive.
Nominated for International Feature Film.
Other literary nods are included in animated and short film categories, including Guillermo del Toro’s Pinnochio, Puss in Boots, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, and My Year of Dicks (based on Notes to Boys).
Speaking of awards, stop by the library to enter our Oscar winners contest. Select your predictions for Oscar winners for a chance to win a movie theater gift card.
Enjoy these blockbuster reads!