There has been a lot of interest in books being made into films recently with what seems like an exponential growth.From recently written Young Adult dystopian FIction such as The Hunger Games and the Divergent series, to classic tales retold such as Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. Check out the lists below for what is being made in 2014 and the best adaptation of last year.
As the Cabra Library DVD collection grows this interest will naturally increase here at school too. We are approaching 600 titles in our constantly growing DVD loan collection. Please remember to have a parent/carer sign your student diary to allow you to borrow. View the complete list below:
It seems inevitable that if you write books as well as Tim Winton, sooner or later someone will make a movie of it. Thankfully, the film adaptations tend to be pretty good overall. Directors are wise not to stray too far from the deft plotting and lyrical sophistication of our acclaimed writer’s stories. In the Winter Dark,That Eye, The Sky and now The Turning have all been translated for the screen. Whilst The former two are quite faithful representations of Winton’s originals, The Turning stands out as a unique and ambitious cinematic experiment.
Over the last few months we have selected, purchased and catalogued hundreds of films on DVD for loan to students and staff. I have sent several emails and written in the newsletter about the system of consent and age restrictions so if you have your form signed and stuck in your diary you can now borrow DVDs. Senior Library staff are on hand to help with your selection and give you a new form if you need one before borrowing.
By far and away our DVD collection is focused on films that have been based on books. In some cases the titles are identical, sometimes similar and sometimes the DVD is only loosely based on a book.
Click on the link below to view our entire DVD collection at present. If you like what you see either drop down to the Senior Library to browse or search the Access-It Online Catalogue to see if it’s in or to reserve a copy.