Wyatt’s World | Film to Text

With Leo DiCaprio set to star as Gatsby, Tom Hanks and Hugh Grant joining an ensemble cast in Cloud Atlas, and Jennifer Lawrence currently playing Katniss Everdeen, it is a commonplace that a popular book often finds its way to the screen. Yet the screen also finds its way into books. Be it a witty account of a script doctor or a brilliantly conceived and set spy story, the titles from these five authors prove that Hollywood works as well in print as it does in pixels.

  • The Holden Age of Hollywood by Phil Brody (Medallion)
  • Mission to Paris by Alan Furst (Random)
  • Ancient Highway by Bret Lott (Random)
  • Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub (Riverhead: Penguin Group [USA])
  • Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (HarperCollins)


Neal Wyatt About Neal Wyatt

Neal Wyatt compiles LJ's online feature Wyatt's World and is the author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction (ALA Editions, 2007). She is a collection development and readers' advisory librarian from Virginia. Those interested in contributing to The Reader's Shelf should contact her directly at Readers_Shelf@comcast.net

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