These September movies are based on books:
The End of the Tour: based on Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky. An e-book is available.
Story: “The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, ‘Infinite Jest.’ ” (IMDb)
Fun fact: “In the scenes filmed at the home of Wallace (Segel) meat had to be placed in the pants of both David Foster Wallace (Segel) and David Lipsky (Eisenberg) in order to have the dogs all over them. In the scenes where the dogs woke up Lipsky (Eisenberg) peanut butter was also placed on his face, again, in order to attract the dogs.” (IMDb)
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials: based on The Scorch Trials by James Dashner. An e-book is available.
Story: “In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.” (IMDb)
Fun fact: “2 actors and 1 actress from this movie, Thomas-Brodie Sangster, Aiden Gillen, and Nathalie Emmanuel appear in Game of Thrones (2011).” (IMDb)
45 Years: based on the short story In Another Country by David Constatine. (This short story, together with other stories, is only available through our secondhand book service.)
Story: “In the week leading up to their 45th wedding anniversary, a couple receive an unexpected letter which contains potentially live changing news.” (IMDb)
Fun fact: “Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay appeared in “Night Train to Lisbon” (2013).” (IMDb)
The Martian: based on The Martian by Andy Weir. An e-book is available.
Story: “During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Based on a best-selling novel.” (IMDb)
Fun fact: “The writer of the novel, Andy Weir, first published his book for free on his own site as a blog for fun. Then people asked him to put it in a downloadable form, then people asked him to put it on Amazon for Kindle download which he did at the then min price of $0.99.” (IMDb)