Actors Anonymous. Poster of the 2017 movie and cover of the 2013 book
Actors Anonymous
James Franco, 2013
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Melanie Aitkenhead, Abi Damaris Corbin, Shaun Duffy, 2017

This film is a cinematic adaptation of James Franco’s novel ‘Actors Anonymous,’ delving into the intricate lives of young actors in Hollywood. It unravels the rollercoaster journey, from the soaring highs to the crushing lows, unveiling the web of lies and heartbreak that accompanies their pursuit of stardom.

King of the World. Poster of the 2000 movie and cover of the 1998 book
King of the World
David Remnick, 1998
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John Sacret Young, 2000

The early career of the boxer Muhammad Ali, then recognized as Cassius Clay, unfolds as he readies himself for a title fight against Sonny Liston. Amidst this preparation, he grapples with reconciling his private and public personas.

The Man Who Fell to Earth. Poster of the 1987 movie and cover of the 1963 book
The Man Who Fell to Earth
Walter Tevis, 1963
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Bobby Roth, 1987

Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who falls to Earth from a distant planet, landing in New Mexico. Appearing as an Englishman, Thomas has arrived on Earth on a mission to bring water back to his home planet, which is experiencing a catastrophic drought. Newton swiftly uses the advanced technology of his home planet to patent many inventions on Earth.