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.

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.

Casino Royale

  • 28 Apr 2019
  • The first James Bond book is good. Real good.

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.

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  • The sights and sounds of its boxing scenes are outdated, but like other good movies about boxing, it's not only about boxing.

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.

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.