Liked the Oscar-nominated movie? Borrow the book from Perkins Library

Many of this year’s Oscar-nominated films started out as books, which patrons can check out from the Perkins Library

Oscar statue surrounded by copies of books made into movies

Check out these books-turned-movies from the Perkins Library.

January 22, 2015

As Academy Awards season approaches, Perkins Library patrons often contact the library to find out if certain movies are based on a book. This year’s list of Oscar nominees includes many titles currently available from the Perkins Library in braille or digital audio formats.

  • American Sniper, based on American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice (DB74166): best picture, actor (Bradley Cooper), adapted screenplay (Jason Hall) and three more nominations.
  • Birdman centers on a Broadway stage adaptation of Raymond Carver's story "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love" from the short story collection of the same name (BR5118, DB72181): best picture, actor (Michael Keaton), supporting actor (Edward Norton), supporting actress (Emma Stone), cinematography, director (Alejandro G. Iñárritu), original screenplay and two more nominations.
  • Gone Girl, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn (BR19868, DB74888): actress (Rosamund Pike).
  • Still Alice, based on the novel by Lisa Genova (DB/RC 68429): actress (Julianne Moore).
  • Wild, based on the nonfiction book by Cheryl Strayed (DB74646): actress (Reese Witherspoon) and supporting actress (Laura Dern).
  • Unbroken, based on the nonfiction book by Laura Hillenbrand (DB72129): cinematography and two more nominations.
  • Inherent Vice, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon (DB69580): adapted screenplay (Paul Thomas Anderson).

Thanks to Shelf Awareness, a newsletter for people in the book industry, for compiling this list of Academy Award-connected books.

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