Monday, January 13, 2014

Books to Movies: February 2014

Movies in February usually equal one thing, romance. It’s almost unavoidable. However, I was surprised to find this list of books to movies not overly saturated with romance. Here are the books to movies for the month of February:

Book: The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel
Book Synopsis: In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture.
Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis.
Film: The Monuments Men
Release Date: February 7, 2014

Book: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Book Synopsis: Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir's Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and sinister plots.
Film: Vampire Academy
Release date: February 14, 2014

Book: Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin
Book Synopsis: Mark Helprin’s masterpiece will transport you to New York of the Belle Epoque, to a city clarified by a siege of unprecedented snows. One winter night, Peter Lake – master mechanic and second-storey man – attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter Lake, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature.
Film: Winter’s Tale
Release date: February 14, 2014

Play: Sexual Perversity in Chicago play written by David Mamet
Play Synopsis:  A play which examines the sex lives of two men and two women in the 1970s. The story revolves around two male office workers, Danny and Bernie, on the make in the swinging singles scene of the early 1970's. Danny meets Deborah in a library and soon they are not only lovers but roommates, and their story quickly evolves into a modern romance in all its sticky details.
Film: About Last Night
Release date: February 14, 2014

Book: Thérèse Raquin by  Émile Zola
Book Synopsis: Therese Raquin is a clinically observed, sinister tale of adultery and murder among the lower classes in nineteenth-century Parisian society.
Film: In Secret 
Release date: February 21, 2014

Book: Bible, New Testament
Film: Son of God
Release date: February 28, 2014

Which of these films do you plan on watching? Have you read the book before? If you haven’t, do you plan on reading it before or after you watch the film? Share with us here!

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