Shreveport, LA – Movie enthusiasts will have an opportunity to enjoy watching and discussing movies that were books first. On Tuesday, August 15, Shreve Memorial Library’s Main Branch kicks off the movie marathon, “They Were Books First,” at the library located at 424 Texas Street in downtown Shreveport.
The movie marathon starts at 12 noon and ends at 6:00 pm with showings of Time Traveler's Wife, World War Z, and Along Came a Spider. A brief introduction will be given about the movies and books. Popcorn will be served.
The debut novel of author Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife was published in 2003. It’s a love story about a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel unpredictably and his wife, an artist, who has to cope with his frequent absences and dangerous experiences. Niffenegger wrote the story as a metaphor for her failed love relationships. The film rights were optioned before the novel was even published. The movie was released in August of 2009.
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War is an apocalyptic horror novel by Max Brooks published in 2006.
Paramount Studios secured the film rights for the movie World War Z. The film was set to present day, leaving behind much of the book's premise to make it more of an action film. In an interview, Brooks stated the film now had nothing in common with the novel other than the title. The film was released in June 2013.
James Patterson's Along Came a Spider is the first novel in a series about forensic psychologist Alex Cross. First published in 1993, its success has led to eighteen sequels as of 2012. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 2001, starring Morgan Freeman as Cross.
Movie screenings are held frequently at various Shreve Memorial Library branches. All showings are free and open to the public. For more information on the “They Were Books First” movie marathon and other movie screenings, please visit www.shreve-lib.org.