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Books into Film

Books into Film

Ever since the beginning of cinema, moviemakers have taken great novels and turned them into great movies. Films like Ben-Hur (1925) (available on DVD along with William Wyler's 1959 version) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) were some of silent cinema's greatest achievements. There are hundreds of film adaptations inspired by great works of fiction and literature. Here’s a sampling of some of the finest books into film.

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Swing into Tennis

Swing into Tennis

The U.S. Open is scheduled for August 29-September 11 this year at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. If you're a tennis fan or want to learn more about the sport, we have some audiobook and DVD options for you to check out in the Audiovisual Department. The items range from fiction audiobooks that feature tennis or autobiographies of tennis players to DVD documentaries about the sport or instructions and tips on playing tennis. Check out some of these suggested titles.

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British Detective TV Shows

British Detective TV Shows

From Sherlock Holmes to Inspector Morse, British sleuths on the page and screen have always fascinated American audiences. Historical crimes are solved by characters like the medieval monk Brother Cadfael, the women codebreakers of the Bletchley Circle, and 1960s police inspector George Gently. Contemporary characters like Idris Elba's Luther and Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock uncover grittier crimes in modern London, while Inspector Jimmy Perez tries to keep the peace in Scotland's Shetland Islands. For great acting and puzzling mysteries, uncover the library's collection of British -- and one Australian -- detective TV series.

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