Saw the Movie? Read the Book!

These July movies are based on books:

5 Flights UpHeroic Measures

5 Flights Up (US) / Ruth & Alex (UK): based on Heroic Measures by Jill Ciment. (e-book)
Story: “A long-time married couple who’ve spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.” (IMDb)
Fun fact: “During the open house, the book that Alex (Morgan Freeman) is reading in the corner is A War Against Truth by Paul William Roberts.” (IMDb)

The Face of an AngelAngel Face

The Face of an Angel: based on Angel Face by Barbie Latza Nadeau. (e-book)
Story: “Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.” (IMDb)

Mr. HolmesA Slight Trick of the Mind

Mr. Holmes: based on A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, and of course also based on the character Sherlock Holmes created by (Sir) Arthur Conan Doyle. Why not try The Complete Sherlock Holmes as well? (e-book)
Story: “An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.” (IMDb)
Fun fact: “Sir Ian McKellan took a course in beekeeping with the The London Honey Company prior to filming. He was not stung during filming.” (IMDb)

The Little PrinceThe Little Prince

The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince): based on The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Story: “A pilot crashes in the desert and meets a little boy from a distant planet.” (IMDb)
Fun fact: “The voice cast has three Oscar winners (Benicio Del Toro, Marion Cotillard and Jeff Bridges) and other three Oscar nominees (Albert Brooks, Paul Giamatti and James Franco).” (IMDb)

Paper TownsPaper Towns

Paper Towns: based on Paper Towns by John Green. (e-book)
Story: “A young man and his friends embark upon the road trip of their lives to find the missing girl next door.” (IMDb)
Fun fact: “John Green stated in a vlog that he ruined one of the takes by yelling when he found out that his long time favourite football team (Liverpool) was drawn to play against AFC Wimbledon- the team nerdfighteria (vlogbrother fans) sponsors. Green attended this game, supporting AFC Wimbledon who lost.” (IMDb)

Special Mentions:


Ant-Man: based on the Marvel Universe character Ant-Man created by Stan Lee. The first volume of a new series just came out: Ant-Man vol. 1: Second Chance Man.
Story: “Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.” (IMDb)
Fun fact: “In the film, Hope van Dyne is Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne’s daughter. In the comics, they have a daughter named Hope Pym from the MC2 universe who was an unrelated antagonist called the Red Queen.” (IMDb)