Back to the Future. Poster of the 1985 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Back to the Future
George Gipe, 1985
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Robert Zemeckis, 1985

In 1985, Hill Valley, California, teenager Marty McFly lives with his family: his mother Lorraine is an overweight, depressed alcoholic; his cowardly father George is bullied by his supervisor, Biff Tannen; his older siblings are professional and social failures. That night, Marty meets his eccentric scientist friend Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown in the Twin Pines mall parking lot. Doc unveils a time machine built from a modified DeLorean.


Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie. Poster of the 2023 movie and cover of the 2003 book, Lucky Man
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Lucky Man
Michael J. Fox, 2003
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Davis Guggenheim, 2023

The documentary chronicles the journey of renowned actor and activist Michael J. Fox, delving into his remarkable achievements and challenges both in his personal and professional life. It explores the profound impact of an unwavering optimist as he faces the reality of an incurable illness.


Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie. Poster of the 2023 movie and cover of the 2009 book, Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
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Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
Michael J. Fox, 2009
movie vs book
Davis Guggenheim, 2023

The documentary chronicles the journey of renowned actor and activist Michael J. Fox, delving into his remarkable achievements and challenges both in his personal and professional life. It explores the profound impact of an unwavering optimist as he faces the reality of an incurable illness.


Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie. Poster of the 2023 movie and cover of the 2010 book, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future
Michael J. Fox, 2010
movie vs book
Davis Guggenheim, 2023

The documentary chronicles the journey of renowned actor and activist Michael J. Fox, delving into his remarkable achievements and challenges both in his personal and professional life. It explores the profound impact of an unwavering optimist as he faces the reality of an incurable illness.


Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie. Poster of the 2023 movie and cover of the 2020 book, Always Looking Up
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Always Looking Up
Michael J. Fox, 2020
movie vs book
Davis Guggenheim, 2023

The documentary chronicles the journey of renowned actor and activist Michael J. Fox, delving into his remarkable achievements and challenges both in his personal and professional life. It explores the profound impact of an unwavering optimist as he faces the reality of an incurable illness.


Back to the Future Part II. Poster of the 1989 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Back to the Future, Part II
Craig Shaw Gardner, 1989
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Robert Zemeckis, 1989

On October 26, 1985, Dr. Emmett Brown arrives in the DeLorean time machine and persuades Marty McFly and his girlfriend, Jennifer Parker, to travel to the future with him and help their future children, with Biff Tannen witnessing their departure.


Back to the Future Part III. Poster of the 1990 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Back to the Future, Part III
Craig Shaw Gardner, 1990
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Robert Zemeckis, 1990

On November 12, 1955, moments after witnessing his apparent death, Marty McFly learns that Dr. Emmett Brown was transported to 1885. Marty spots and photographs a tombstone with Doc’s name, dated six days after the letter, and learns Doc was killed by Biff Tannen’s great-grandfather, Buford.


Casualties of War. Poster of the 1989 movie and cover of the 1969 book
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Casualties of War
Daniel Lang, 1969
movie vs book
Brian De Palma, 1989

Lieutenant Reilly leads his platoon of American soldiers on a nighttime patrol. They are attacked by the Viet Cong after a panicked soldier exposes their position. While guarding the platoon’s flank, Eriksson falls as the top of a tunnel gives way beneath him. Eriksson’s squad leader, Sergeant Tony Meserve, pulls Eriksson out of the hole and eventually, the platoon retreats out of the jungle.


The Frighteners. Poster of the 1996 movie and cover of the book novelization
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The Frighteners
Michael Jahn, 1996
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Peter Jackson, 1996

In 1990, architect Frank Bannister’s wife, Debra, dies in a car accident. He abandons his profession and his unfinished dream house sits incomplete. Following the accident, Frank gained the power to see ghosts and befriends three: 1970s street gangster Cyrus, 1950s nerd Stuart, and The Judge, a gunslinger from the Old West. The ghosts haunt houses so Frank can then exorcise them for a fee. Most locals consider him a con man.


Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Poster of the 2001 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Lara Rice Bergen, 2001
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Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, 2001

A massive tidal wave, triggered by a distant explosion, threatens to drown the island kingdom of Atlantis. In the midst of an evacuation from the capital city, the Queen of Atlantis is caught by a strange, hypnotic blue light and lifted up into the ‘Heart of Atlantis’, a powerful crystal protecting the city.


Mars Attacks!. Poster of the 1996 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Mars Attacks!
Jonathan Gems, 1996
movie vs book   [NOVELIZATION]
Tim Burton, 1996

A spaceship is seen departing from Earth and returning to Mars, where it gathers hundreds of other Martian ships and heads back to Earth. Several days later, the President’s science aides set up a first contact meeting with the Martians in Pahrump, Nevada, as Dale watches the development on television with his wife Marsha and his daughter Taffy.


Doc Hollywood. Poster of the 1991 movie and cover of the 1979 book, What? Dead... Again?
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What? Dead... Again?
Neil B. Shulman, 1979
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Michael Caton-Jones, 1991

Having completed his medical residency in a Washington, D.C. hospital, Dr. Benjamin Stone drives to Beverly Hills for a job interview with noted plastic surgeon. While passing through Grady, South Carolina, Ben smashes into a fence to avoid hitting a cow. The fence belongs to Judge Evans, who then sentences him to 32 hours of community service at the town’s medical clinic.