Books into Movies

The early word is a good way of keeping up to date with what is happening in the publishing world, and how it links to the world of libraries.

And thanks to early word, Cover imageI found out about two new movies based on non-fiction books coming out later this year.

The first is Freakonomics – The Movie which is based on the international phenomenon Freakonomics (which was followed up in 2009 by Superfreakonomics). The book blurb for Freakonomics reads

Steven D. Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives – how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. In Freakonomics, they set out to explore the hidden side of…well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. The secrets of the Ku Klux Klan.

And the subtitle for Superfreakonomics is “global cooling, patriotic prostitutes, and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance“. These two men certainly make you look at economics in a totally different way!

The second movie is Love and other drugs, which is based on a book by a slightly different name, Hard Sell : The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman by Jamie Reidy. We’ve got the original book already in the system, as well as the movie tie-in on order.

Kinda cool to see non-fiction material turning up on the big screen.

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