Snowden (2016) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Snowden

Oliver Stone, 2016

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The Snowden Files
Luke Harding, 2014

Snowden is a movie directed by Oliver Stone in 2016 and based on the book The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding, first published in 2014. The movie features Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, and others.

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“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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Book by Anatoly Kucherena

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RATING

7.3

/ 10

Movie Poster: Snowden (Oliver Stone, 2016)

7.7

/ 10

Book Cover: The Snowden Files (Luke Harding, 2014)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Snowden Files, the 2014 book by Luke Harding.

The Snowden Files

Read by: Nicholas Guy Smith

Storyline

In 2013, Edward Snowden arranges a clandestine meeting in Hong Kong with documentarian Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald. Poitras later released a documentary about this meeting titled Citizenfour, this in turn was used in a scene within the film Snowden. He eventually fractures his tibia, and is informed that he will be receiving an administrative discharge and that he may serve his country in other ways.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Snowden, the 2016 movie by Oliver Stone

Year

2016

Minutes

134

Movie Rate

7.30

Source: IMDb

Cover of The Snowden Files, the 2014 book by Luke Harding

Year

2014

Pages

333

Book Rate

7.70

S: Goodreads

Book

The Snowden Files

Subtitle: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man

Country: UK

First published in: 2014

Length: 333 pages

Genre: Biography

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Cover of The Snowden Files, the 2014 book by Luke Harding

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