Saw the Movie? Read the Book!

These January movies are based on books:

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The Imitation Game: based on Alan Turing: The Enigma
by Andrew Hodges. (e-book available)
“When Alan Turing is introduced to Hugh Alexander, it is said that Hugh Alexander is a national chess champion – twice. Although he really won twice the British national chess competition (the first time in 1938), the second time was only in 1958, many years after the end of the Second World War.” (IMDb)


Miss Julie: based on the play Miss Julie by August Strindberg. (e-book available)
“[Colin Farrell] has suffered from chronic insomnia since he was 12 years old.” (IMDb)


Unbroken: based on Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. (e-book available)
“While Zamperini and Phil are floating out at sea on the raft, the picture of a woman that Phil looks at is actually the real photo of his sweetheart and later wife, provided by his daughter to Angelina Jolie during filming.” (IMDb)


The Theory of Everything: based on Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking. (e-book available)
“During the May ball, the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius can be seen in the night sky. From the latitude of Cambridge, England, it is however impossible too see these constellations at this height above the horizon.” (IMDb)

Special mention:

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq