Tim Tan Huynh

book-to-movie tag

Fictional Dystopias and The Last of Us

28 Jul 2020 — Their movie adaptations weren't blockbusters, but these two novels indirectly inspired one of the most popular, if overrated, video games of the past decade. I have read them. Read Fictional Dystopias and The Last of Us

Jurassic Park

30 Jun 2019 — It might dated and over-the-top in some ways, but the book that's led to the blockbuster movies is more intellectually engaging than any of them. Read Jurassic Park

Casino Royale

28 Apr 2019 — The first James Bond book is good. Real good. Read Casino Royale

Ghost World

30 Dec 2016 — This early-2000s indie movie is an adaptation of a late-1990s graphic novel that has a timeless story about teen angst and tenuous friendship. Read Ghost World

Raging Bull

14 Feb 2016 — The sights and sounds of its boxing scenes are outdated, but like other good movies about boxing, it's not only about boxing. Read Raging Bull

Friday Night Lights

14 Aug 2015 — For a decade, I've been daydreaming about high-school football practices in the early-morning August heat of a dusty, west Texas town. I have this book, and its movie adaptation, to thank. Read Friday Night Lights

American Sniper

2 Jul 2015 — This biopic does enough to stand out in a genre that's getting tired. Like the non-fiction book, the movie follows Chris Kyle while he thrives as a Navy SEAL at war and then as he struggles as a family man at home. Read American Sniper