JFK. Poster of the 1991 movie and cover of the 1988 book, On the Trail of the Assassins
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On the Trail of the Assassins
Jim Garrison, 1988
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Oliver Stone, 1991

On November 22, 1963, president John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas. An investigation concludes that Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby acted alone in their respective crimes, but Louisiana district attorney Jim Garrison is skeptical. He discovers there’s more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.


JFK. Poster of the 1991 movie and cover of the 1989 book, Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy
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Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy
Jim Marrs, 1989
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Oliver Stone, 1991

On November 22, 1963, president John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas. An investigation concludes that Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby acted alone in their respective crimes, but Louisiana district attorney Jim Garrison is skeptical. He discovers there’s more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.


Pride & Prejudice. Poster of the 2005 movie and cover of the 1813 book, Pride and Prejudice
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Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen, 1813
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Joe Wright, 2005

During the late 18th century, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their daughters – Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia – live at Longbourn, their estate in rural England. Mrs. Bennet, eager to secure her daughters’ futures through suitable marriages, is delighted when wealthy bachelor Charles Bingley moves into nearby Netherfield.


The Dirty Dozen. Poster of the 1967 movie and cover of the 1965 book
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The Dirty Dozen
E.M. Nathanson, 1965
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Robert Aldrich, 1967

In March 1944, OSS officer Major John Reisman is ordered by the commander of ADSEC in Great Britain, Major General Sam Worden, to undertake Project Amnesty: During their training the prisoners are psychoanalyzed by Captain Kinder who warns Reisman that they would all quite likely kill him if given the chance; and rapist/killer Maggott is by far the most dangerous.


Ordinary People. Poster of the 1980 movie and cover of the 1976 book
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Ordinary People
Judith Guest, 1976
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Robert Redford, 1980

The Jarretts are an upper-middle-class family in suburban Chicago trying to return to normal life after the accidental death of their older teenage son, Buck, and the attempted suicide of their younger and surviving son, Conrad. Conrad, however, still struggles to communicate and re-establish a normal relationship with his parents and schoolmates, including Stillman, with whom he gets into a fistfight.


JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass. Poster of the 2021 movie and cover of the 1992 book, Destiny Betrayed
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Destiny Betrayed
James DiEugenio, 1992
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Oliver Stone, 2021

An American-British documentary film about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Declassified files related to President Kennedy’s assassination in a far larger context, aiming to shine more light on what really happened in 1963.


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Poster of the 2013 movie and cover of the 2009 book, Catching Fire
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Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins, 2009
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Francis Lawrence, 2013

Sometime after Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark return to District 12 following their victory in the 74th Hunger Games, President Snow visits Katniss and explains that her actions in the Games have inspired uprisings. He orders her to use the upcoming Victory Tour to convince him that her actions were out of love and not defiance against the Capitol, warning her that her friends, family, and District 12 will otherwise suffer.


A Time to Kill. Poster of the 1996 movie and cover of the 1989 book
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A Time to Kill
John Grisham, 1989
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Joel Schumacher, 1996

In the town of Clanton, Mississippi, ten-year-old African American Tonya Hailey is abducted, raped, and beaten by two local white men, Billy Ray Cobb and Pete Willard. Carl Lee goes to the county courthouse and opens fire with an automatic rifle, killing both rapists and unintentionally injuring Deputy Dwayne Looney, whose leg is later amputated.


Citizen X. Poster of the 1995 movie and cover of the 1993 book, The Killer Department
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The Killer Department
Robert Cullen, 1993
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Chris Gerolmo, 1995

In the woods, eight corpses have been discovered, bearing marks of brutal murder, rape, and mutilation. The deceased individuals are predominantly young and solitary, having fallen victim to conversing with an unknown person, which ultimately cost them their lives. Viktor Burakov, a proficient forensic specialist but an inexperienced investigator, is appointed by his Colonel to lead the inquiry. Based on the true story of the most savage and elusive serial killer on record.


The Undoing. Poster of the 2020 TV series and cover of the 2014 book, You Should Have Known
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You Should Have Known
Jean Hanff Korelitz, 2014
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David E. Kelley, 2020-

Grace Fraser is a successful psychologist who lives in Manhattan with her husband Jonathan, an oncologist, and their young son Henry, who attends the elite Reardon School. Grace helps some of the other Reardon parents plan an auction event, where she meets an enigmatic woman named Elena.


M.A.S.H. Poster of the 1970 movie and cover of the 1968 book, MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors
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MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors
Richard Hooker, 1968
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Robert Altman, 1970

In 1951, the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in South Korea is assigned two new surgeons, Hawkeye Pierce and Duke Forrest, who arrive in a stolen Army Jeep. The three doctors have little respect for military protocol, having been drafted into the Army, and are prone to pranks, womanizing, and heavy drinking.


Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Poster of the 1978 movie and cover of the 1955 book
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Jack Finney, 1955
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Philip Kaufman, 1978

A race of gelatinous creatures, having abandoned their dying planet and traveled to Earth, land in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Matthew’s friend Jack Bellicec calls Matthew to investigate when a grotesque body covered in fibres which resembles Jack is found in his wife Nancy’s mud baths.