Before a film is made, a book is written.  Many people never consider this fact.  It is books that inspire film makers to document the great stories they tell in a visual way. Books are the source!  Actors are convinced to star in these movies in part because there is something in the book, the script, the written word –  that speaks to them.  Consider the choices made by one man, Robin Williams.

Books from which his moives were made.
Books from which his movies were made.


If you enjoyed his films, consider reading the books from which they came.  Discover the words and ideas that inspired so many.  Books and movies are available at Chesapeake Public Library.

BOOK                                                                                                                       MOVIE

Super Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss                                          Artificial Intelligence:AI

One Thousand and One Nights by Antonine Galland                                       Aladdin

Another Night at the Museum by Milan Trenc                                                   Night at the Museum

Awakenings by Oliver Sacks                                                                                    Awakenings

The Fisher King by Paule Marshall                                                                         The Fisher King

Dead Poets Society by N. H. Kleinbaum                                                                Dead Poets Society

Seize the Day by Saul Bellow                                                                                    Seize the Day

The World According to Garp by John Irving                                                       The World According to Garp

The Positronic Man by Isaac Asimov & Robert Silverberg                                 The Bicentennial Man

What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson                                                   What Dreams May Come

Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg                                                                                  Jumanji

Time and Again by Jack Finney                                                                                 From Time to Time

Land of the Lost Souls: My Time on the Streets by Cadillac Man                      Cadillac Man

Madam Doubtfire by Anne Fine                                                                                Mrs. Doubtfire

The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolf Erich Raspe      The Aventures of Baron Munchausen

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