Spartacus. Poster of the 1960 movie and cover of the 1951 book
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Spartacus
Howard Fast, 1951
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Stanley Kubrick, 1960

In the 1st century BC, the Roman Republic has slid into corruption, its menial work done by armies of slaves. When Spartacus is disarmed, his opponent, an African named Draba, spares his life in a burst of defiance and attacks the Roman audience, but is killed by an arena guard and Crassus.


Death on the Nile. Poster of the 1978 movie and cover of the 1937 book
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Death on the Nile
Agatha Christie, 1937
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John Guillermin, 1978

The peace and tranquility that was temporarily existent on the S.S. Karnak is destroyed after one of the passengers is found murdered. Renowned Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is entrusted with the important task of identifying which one of the passengers is the killer before they strike again.


The Old Curiosity Shop. Poster of the 1995 movie and cover of the 1840 book
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The Old Curiosity Shop
Charles Dickens, 1840
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Kevin Connor, 1995

Nell Trent lives with her grandfather, the proprietor of the Old Curiosity Shop. Grandfather has a disquieting secret, a gambling addiction fed by high-interest loans from the bully Daniel Quilp. The villainous Quilp wants to get possession of the shop, and Nell. In league with his lawyer Samson Brass and Samson’s sister Sally, Quilp seizes Grandfather’s assets.


Logan's Run. Poster of the 1976 movie and cover of the 1967 book
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Logan's Run
William F. Nolan, George Clayton Johnson, 1967
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Michael Anderson, 1976

In the year 2274, the remnants of human civilization live in a sealed city contained beneath a cluster of geodesic domes, a utopia run by a computer that takes care of all aspects of life, including reproduction. An elite team of policemen are assigned to pursue and terminate Runners as they try to escape.


Alice in Wonderland. Poster of the 1999 movie and cover of the 1865 book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll, 1865
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Nick Willing, 1999

Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole into a whimsical Wonderland, where she meets characters like the delightful Cheshire Cat, the clumsy White Knight, a rude caterpillar, and the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts and can grow ten feet tall or shrink to three inches. But will she ever be able to return home?


Alice in Wonderland. Poster of the 1999 movie and cover of the 1871 book, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
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Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll, 1871
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Nick Willing, 1999

Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole into a whimsical Wonderland, where she meets characters like the delightful Cheshire Cat, the clumsy White Knight, a rude caterpillar, and the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts and can grow ten feet tall or shrink to three inches. But will she ever be able to return home?