Skip to content

Time to Read a Good Movie

More of those movie tie-ins that can make for a nostalgic look back to simpler times at both the movie theater and the Mom and Pop book shops.

Let’s start with Sinatra playing it cool or Connery acting tough? I’m willing to take a chance on either one of these guy’s inspirations for these film adaptations.

 

So why not find out what the “code” wouldn’t allow Burt Lancaster and company to act out on the screen. Was that racy scene with Shirley Jones even more provocative in the book?

 

Just 50 cents and we can compare what Glenn and Marlon did in the book vs. what they got up to on camera.

 

Disney? I’d like to see that movie Dr. Syn. Can’t recall it. Shaggy? Yup pretty sure that was a theater adventure with the family.

 

If no that pair from Uncle Walt then how about reading up on Fred and the troop or that car named Herbie?

 

Now I have read the Jules Verne story and found it differed greatly from the on screen adventure James Mason undertook with Pat Boone and company. How about a Big Little Book with western star Tim McCoy?

 

That artwork on the Moonraker book looks might familiar. Am I alone in admitting I’ve never read one of Fleming’s novels?

Comics count too. Yul and Gina or how about recalling Rex Allen.

Not a movie but seriously, did anyone out there know that Omar Sharif wrote a book on the card game Bridge?

More Connery and Bond or perhaps read up on football with Burt and Kris in your mind’s eye.

 

Hmmm, Kim Novak? Wonder what got left out of the book. Want a little more romance to dream up? For 35 cents we get Cary and Deborah.

 

Let’s end this with the novel that became the smash hit and the film I reference as one of my two all time favorites when forced to pick something. Go ahead, I dare you to pull that pin.

 

12 Comments »

  1. I imagine there are plenty who have never read Ian Fleming. Actually, you should give the books a go, they’re quite different to the movies and very good reads.
    And isn’t popularity a fleeting thing? The Marvin H Albert book at the top got me thinking of how many of his stories were filmed, yet how few of his books seem to be available these days, and how few people are likely to even know his name.

      • Re Fleming: go for it, I doubt if you’ll be disappointed. Casino Royale would seem like the obvious entry point but if you’ve seen the movie, then the plot may be too familiar. Either Live and Let Die or Moonraker are should prove entertaining.

  2. The copy of Moonraker you show isn’t a copy of Fleming’s novel. Rather, it’s a novelization of the movie’s screenplay, by Christopher Wood. By this stage in the Bond films, the stories bore so little resemblance to the books, that the movie tie-in paperback was a newly-written novel under the same title. I believe they did the same thing with The Spy Who Loved Me. So if you decide to read Moonraker, make sure you’re reading Fleming’s Moonraker, not Christopher Wood’s.

  3. Just did a take on The Hill (the film) a while ago. Great flick. Love the covers on all those books. The ‘Dr Syn’ I have. I would like to revisit that film. The whole image of that character is in my memory. I think Patrick McGoohan played the role.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

"DESTROY ALL FANBOYS!"

Smashing System Bias Since 1972...

Movies ala Mark

With a Cast of Thousands

Classic Horrors

From silent screen to Halloween, and everything scary in between.

IDENTIKIT

The current online container for the writer Konrad Wardh

Just Hit Play

The Good, the Bad and sometimes Ugly in film

Strother Martin Film Project

What we've got here is failure to communicate

Sophia Riley Kobacker

it's all about the story, possums...

Wolfmans Cult Film Club

Cult, B-Movies, cheesy fun films to Film Noir to classics new to me.

Talking Pulp

All things pulp and then some

cinema cities

a personal odyssey through film

Mark David Welsh

Watching the strangest movies - so you don't have to...

Scenes from the Morgue

The Lost Art of Pulp Ads: Film, Booze, Smokes & More!

Film Speech

All things film and television

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television

portraitsbyjenni

My perspective on life & Classic Movie Recommendations

Statis Pro 1978 Replay

Methodically replaying every game of the 1978 baseball season!

4 Star Films

Looking deeper at the best classic movies

everythingnoir

Movies, Television, Books....Everything Noir

Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd film locations (and more)

by John Bengtson "the great detective of silent film locations" New York Times

Sister Celluloid

Where old movies go to live

Silent-ology

Uncovering the silent era

Canadian Cinephile

"The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them." - Alfred Hitchcock

Noirish

The annex to John Grant's *A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir*

Cinema Monolith

Reviews of movies from my giant DVD tower, and more.

Sunset Boulevard

Writings of a Cinephile

The Bogie Film Blog

A Film by Film Affair with Humphrey Bogart

Vienna's Classic Hollywood

Vintage Hollywood films and stars

The Film Authority

You're ten seconds from watching an amazing film...

Once upon a screen...

...a classic film and TV blog

shadowsandsatin

. . where the worlds of film noir and pre-code collide . .

hitchcockmaster

Where Suspense Lives!

Tipping My Fedora

Enjoying mystery, crime and suspense in all media

Silver Screenings

An Irreverent Blog of Old Movies

monsterminions

They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To

Comet Over Hollywood

Home for classic movie lovers

filmgeek101

classic movie views for the classic and not-so-classic movie fan

Riding the High Country

Reviews and ramblings

Speakeasy

movies galore

"DESTROY ALL FANBOYS!"

Smashing System Bias Since 1972...

Movies ala Mark

With a Cast of Thousands

Classic Horrors

From silent screen to Halloween, and everything scary in between.

IDENTIKIT

The current online container for the writer Konrad Wardh

Just Hit Play

The Good, the Bad and sometimes Ugly in film

Strother Martin Film Project

What we've got here is failure to communicate

Sophia Riley Kobacker

it's all about the story, possums...

Wolfmans Cult Film Club

Cult, B-Movies, cheesy fun films to Film Noir to classics new to me.

Talking Pulp

All things pulp and then some

cinema cities

a personal odyssey through film

Mark David Welsh

Watching the strangest movies - so you don't have to...

Scenes from the Morgue

The Lost Art of Pulp Ads: Film, Booze, Smokes & More!

Film Speech

All things film and television

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television

portraitsbyjenni

My perspective on life & Classic Movie Recommendations

Statis Pro 1978 Replay

Methodically replaying every game of the 1978 baseball season!

4 Star Films

Looking deeper at the best classic movies

everythingnoir

Movies, Television, Books....Everything Noir

Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd film locations (and more)

by John Bengtson "the great detective of silent film locations" New York Times

Sister Celluloid

Where old movies go to live

Silent-ology

Uncovering the silent era

Canadian Cinephile

"The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them." - Alfred Hitchcock

Noirish

The annex to John Grant's *A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir*

Cinema Monolith

Reviews of movies from my giant DVD tower, and more.

Sunset Boulevard

Writings of a Cinephile

The Bogie Film Blog

A Film by Film Affair with Humphrey Bogart

Vienna's Classic Hollywood

Vintage Hollywood films and stars

The Film Authority

You're ten seconds from watching an amazing film...

Once upon a screen...

...a classic film and TV blog

shadowsandsatin

. . where the worlds of film noir and pre-code collide . .

hitchcockmaster

Where Suspense Lives!

Tipping My Fedora

Enjoying mystery, crime and suspense in all media

Silver Screenings

An Irreverent Blog of Old Movies

monsterminions

They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To

Comet Over Hollywood

Home for classic movie lovers

filmgeek101

classic movie views for the classic and not-so-classic movie fan

Riding the High Country

Reviews and ramblings

Speakeasy

movies galore

%d bloggers like this: