Books That Made the Final Cut

Books That Made the Cut

This exhibit is on display January 31st, 2014 - April 1st, 2014, next to the Atrium on the first floor of Library North.

About the Curators

Joy Lambert, Joy Sage, Lettycia Terrones, and Jie Tian are Reference & Instruction Librarians in CSUF's Pollak Library

About the Exhibit

Books That Made the Cut celebrates the affinity and cross-fertilization between books and movies. The two-part display highlights Pollak Library's book and movie collection and Southern California's unique place in the movie industry.  

One part consists of books that encapsulate the original idea that spawned a movie.  Books, such as Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, have inspired movies through the years from 1925 to 2012.  Notable actors such as Liam Neeson (1998), Gerard Depardieau (2000), and Hugh Jackman (2012), have taken on the role of Jean Val Jean.

The second part displays books that are involved with other aspects of the movie industry, such as special effects, costumes, actors' biographies and more.  It includes original movie posters that create a timeline going back to 1903.

Many movies adapted from books have also picked up Oscars at the Academy Awards.  This year's Academy Awards will be presented on March 2, 2014.

Visitors are invited to interact with this display in several ways.  Go vintage by slipping your thoughts into the 'Director's Notes' box or text 610039 and your message to 37607 or email PLbookexhibitgroup@gmail.com or offer your opinion at http:/bit.ly/1cBQUju.

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