Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New Display in the Abbotsford Library - "From Page to Screen - a Celebration of Books Made into Films".

Hooray for authors and hooray for Hollywood!  Many of the library staff are avid readers and film-goers, so putting together this display was a treat for all involved. 
Come and browse our

collection of books, DVDs and film memorabilia, provided by our own Harry Potter and Hunger Games enthusiasts.

Find out some interesting facts about some of the film adaptations.  For example,  the book Pride and Prejudice was originally published in 1813 and it has been adapted to film and television movies in 1940, 1980, 1995, and 2005 and have starred Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Keira Knightley, Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier.

The book Frankenstein was published anonymously in 1818; a second edition in 1823 shows Mary Shelley’s name. This book has many film adaptions and remakes but the original film was created in 1931 with Boris Karloff in the starring role as Frankenstein’s monster. Two sequels were created from this movie, “The Bride of Frankenstein” and “Son of Frankenstein.” This year, (2014) a modem day adaption of Frankenstein, “I, Frankenstein” was created, and it appears that in the near future another remake of Frankenstein will be filmed. 


Gone with the Wind was first published in 1936 and the film was released to theatres in 1939.  The film starred  Vivien Leigh, Ann Rutherford, Butterfly McQueen, Clark Gable, and George Reeves. This film is so popular it was re-released in 1969, 1985, 1989 and 1994 and is the highest earning film of all time.


The wand case of Fleur Delacour and a horcrux locket complement the Harry Potter series of books.

Fleur's wand graces the Harry Potter ephemera collection on loan from Korina Scott's niece Paige.

The Hunger Games trilogy was such a popular young adult series that it jumped to the screen in only four years. The books were published between 2008 and 2010 and the film broke the story into four parts, with release to film happening between 2012 and 2015. Mary-Anne MacDougall's daughter Miranda kindly loaned her collection of Hunger Games memorabilia for the display including Mocking jay jewelry and a Hunger Games film script.

Check out the display in the Abbotsford campus library and find the book adapted into one of your favourite films!

Please see our From Page to Screen libguide for additional resources such as books, films and reference resources.

I would like to thank Korina Scott and Susan Gibbs for their tireless efforts in creating this display as well as Daniel Block in ETS for his photographs of the display.  The display will be available until the first week of April.

Posted by Mary-Anne MacDougall
March 12, 2014.

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