Saturday, January 10, 2009

Books on the Big Screen

I was aware the some of the movies out lately have been based on books such as Marley and Me and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. However, I recently saw Jim Carrey’s movie Yes Man and was actually shocked to find out that, it too, was based from a book entitled Yes Man by Danny Wallace. I have not heard of this author before and found out that he is from Scotland and known as a British writer. Danny has been involved in television, film making, and is also a comedian. His books include Join Me, Random Acts of Kindness: 365 Ways To Make the World A Better Place and Friend’s Like These. Check out Danny Wallace’s book talk for Yes Man on YouTube, please be advised that the content of this brief video would be rated for mature audiences by this librarian.
Also, check out this article in School Library Journal about book tie-ins to recent movies in the theaters!