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Before you spend all your money on popcorn, read these five books on which the film adaptations were based.

5 Books to Read Before You See the (Upcoming) Movie

Before you spend all your money on popcorn, read these five books on which the film adaptations were based.

Jane Austen film adaptations. LOVE THIS. Well that just about sums it all up! <<< it's missing my favorite adaptation of persuasion but it'll do.

Jane Austen film adaptations. LOVE THIS. Well that just about sums it all up! <<< it's missing my favorite adaptation of persuasion but it'll do.

You get a little prickly when it comes to film adaptations:

17 Truths Only Book Lovers Will Understand

Julie Andrews played the original Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady on Broadway. When Jack Warner was making the film adaptation, Julie was passed over for the role in favor of Audrey Hepburn, which made her available to accept Walt Disney's invitation to be Mary Poppins. Ironically, Julie Andrews and Audrey Hepburn squared off at the 22nd Annual Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for their performances in Mary Poppins and My Fair Lady, respectively. Julie had the last laugh :)

Julie Andrews played the original Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady on Broadway. When Jack Warner was making the film adaptation, Julie was passed over for the role in favor of Audrey Hepburn, which made her available to accept Walt Disney's invitation to be Mary Poppins. Ironically, Julie Andrews and Audrey Hepburn squared off at the 22nd Annual Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for their performances in Mary Poppins and My Fair Lady, respectively. Julie had the last laugh :)

We all know the stage musical HAIR, but the film adaptation, directed by Miloš Forman, came out in 1979, well after the demise of the Age of Aquarius, and thus didn't make much of a dent at the box office. The movie deviates greatly from the original stage production, but Forman, despite being born and raised in Czechoslovakia, manages to capture the zeitgeist of the era. No wonder he'd go on to win an Oscar a few years later for AMADEUS.

We all know the stage musical HAIR, but the film adaptation, directed by Miloš Forman, came out in 1979, well after the demise of the Age of Aquarius, and thus didn't make much of a dent at the box office. The movie deviates greatly from the original stage production, but Forman, despite being born and raised in Czechoslovakia, manages to capture the zeitgeist of the era. No wonder he'd go on to win an Oscar a few years later for AMADEUS.

Toylab is a geektrove of information on movies, comic books, toys,TV shows and more!

Toylab is a geektrove of information on movies, comic books, toys,TV shows and more!

NYT Cooking: This is the frozen key lime pie that ends up all over Jack Nicholson’s face in the film adaptation of the novel “Heartburn,” Nora Ephron’s thinly veiled recounting of her disastrous marriage to Carl Bernstein. It is very easy to make, and the large amount of key lime juice guarantees a tart, impressive flavor. We recommend eating it, though, not using it as a weapon.

Key Lime Pie

NYT Cooking: This is the frozen key lime pie that ends up all over Jack Nicholson’s face in the film adaptation of the novel “Heartburn,” Nora Ephron’s thinly veiled recounting of her disastrous marriage to Carl Bernstein. It is very easy to make, and the large amount of key lime juice guarantees a tart, impressive flavor. We recommend eating it, though, not using it as a weapon.

9,194 Likes, 89 Comments - Dazed (@dazed) on Instagram: “Don't look now! #BillSkarsgard who stars as Pennywise the Clown in the new film adaptation of…”

9,194 Likes, 89 Comments - Dazed (@dazed) on Instagram: “Don't look now! #BillSkarsgard who stars as Pennywise the Clown in the new film adaptation of…”

You get a little prickly when it comes to film adaptations: | 17 Truths Only Book Lovers Will Understand

You get a little prickly when it comes to film adaptations: | 17 Truths Only Book Lovers Will Understand

perfect banter in this scene from the 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel "Pride and Prejudice."

perfect banter in this scene from the 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel "Pride and Prejudice."

Madam Suliman is the main antagonist in the film adaptation of Howl's Moving Castle. Madam...

Madam Suliman

Madam Suliman is the main antagonist in the film adaptation of Howl's Moving Castle. Madam...

"The Silence Of The Lambs" is one of my favorite films of all time. Exceptionally smart actors playing exceptionally smart characters...plus a psychotic pre-operative transsexual making a skin suit out of fat girls. Honestly, what's not to like?!?

Le Silence des agneaux

"The Silence Of The Lambs" is one of my favorite films of all time. Exceptionally smart actors playing exceptionally smart characters...plus a psychotic pre-operative transsexual making a skin suit out of fat girls. Honestly, what's not to like?!?

jane eyre (2011)  Fantastic Version!  However, Mr. Rochester is too handsome to fit the description in the book.

Jane Eyre: world exclusive UK trailer and poster

jane eyre (2011) Fantastic Version! However, Mr. Rochester is too handsome to fit the description in the book.

Taylor Swift Adds Even More Star Power to the Film Adaptation of 'The Giver': http://teenv.ge/1awatax

Taylor Swift Adds Even More Star Power to the Film Adaptation of 'The Giver'

Taylor Swift Adds Even More Star Power to the Film Adaptation of 'The Giver': http://teenv.ge/1awatax

TBS: The Virgin Suicides (2000), directed by Sofia Coppola..."beautiful. one of the most honest film adaptations ive ever seen". ~anon

The Virgin Suicides (1999)

TBS: The Virgin Suicides (2000), directed by Sofia Coppola..."beautiful. one of the most honest film adaptations ive ever seen". ~anon