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Books into Movies-Summer 2013

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby takes place in the early 1920s, a time of extreme wealth, jazz, bootlegging, and flappers. The novels follows Jay Gatsby, a mysterious millionaire, and his efforts to win back his now married sweetheart Daisy Buchanan. This novel is exciting and fast-paced with extravagant parties,  feuds, and car races.

Coming May 10 2013, Baz Lurhmann (Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge) has adapted The Great Gatsbybook to a 3D film. Leonardo DiCaprio starts as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway. This is one of the most anticipated films of the year…you can tell by the amazing photos!

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World War Z by Max Brooks

 

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World War Z is a post-apocalyptic novel that describes the world’s response to a global zombie infestation. The story is told using a first person structure, and the book contains the stories of dozens of people from all around the world. In the World War Z universe, different countries dealt with the zombie problem in a number of different ways. South Africa created safe zones for the uninfected, Japan evacuated all its citizens, and millions of people from North and South America fled to Northern Canada. This is an exciting book full of sharp social commentary. The movie is set to be released June 21, 2013. Brad Pitt is the major star…you can expect this film to feature a lot of Brad Pitt, and a lot of random zombies.

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The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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City of Bones is a fantasy set in modern-day New York City. A teenager named Clary Fray witnesses a murder in a nightclub, but the body mysteriously disappears before her eyes. Clary discovers that the murderers belongs to a group of people called the Shadowhunters. These Shadowhunters travel the world killing various demons. Clary is pulled into their world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. The movie adaptation will be released on August 23, 2013. This young cast features Lily Collins and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. This looks like its going to be a great summer movie!

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