Saw the Movie? Read the Book!

These June movies are based on books:

Dancing ArabsDancing Arabs

Dancing Arabs: based on Dancing Arabs by Sayed Kashua.


Rendez-Vous: based on Rendezvous by Esther Verhoef. Unfortunately this book isn’t available to order at this moment; the English version that is. The original Dutch book should be available at a Dutch book store.

Testament of YouthTestament of Youth

Testament of Youth: based on Testament of Youth : an Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925 by Vera Brittain.
“The film was shot in various locations in Yorkshire, Oxford and London. The railway station scenes, the train interiors, and the scene in the railway café, were shot at Keighley Station, using trains provided by the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. The landscape shots of period trains were filmed at the heritage track of the The North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire provided several locations, including the scenes at Uppingham school, Melrose house and the Etaples field hospital. The lake scenes were filmed in Darley Dale in Derbyshire.” (IMDb)

Special mention:

Jurassic WorldJurassic Park

Jurassic World: based on characters created in Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.
“There will be LEGO sets based on the film, making it the third time Chris Pratt has been portrayed in LEGO, with the other two being The LEGO Movie (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). The Owen figure even uses the same headpiece as Star-Lord.” (IMDb)