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No Novelization? No Problem!

For every film that has an associated novelization, there are probably fifty to a hundred that don't. Since the heyday of the film-to-book adaptations has long since passed, it makes us wonder sometimes how the genre manages to continue, especially when it seems...

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I Read Movies – Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Not only is Paxton Holley an avid fan of movie novelizations, but he's also a life-long fan of the Star Wars Saga. So we've been very happy that he has been dedicating a lot of his coverage of novelizations to the Star Wars franchise and some of the famous (and...

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The Indispensable Index

The hobby of reading and collecting movie novelizations is a niche one to be sure, so one would figure that with little competition from other collectors and readers that it would be fairly easy to find these books. The thing is, there's a huge problem that most...

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The State of Novelizations in 1981

We recently stumbled upon a very interesting article in the New York Times that ran back in the summer of 1981 which talks about the then current state of the movie novelization market. It's rare to find articles centered on the subject in general, but even rarer...

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I Read Movies – E.T. in his Adventures on Earth

On a recent episode of the I Read Movies podcast, host Paxton Holley digs into the weird and wonderful novelization for E.T. the Extra Terrestrial titled E.T. in his Adventures on Earth written by William Kotzwinkle and published in 1982. This is a very zany book...

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I Read Movies – A Nightmare on Elm Street, Parts 1-3

Just in time for the Halloween season, host of the I Read Movies podcast Paxton Holley dives into a very special horror novelization that covers not one, but three movies in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Written by Jeffrey Cooper in 1987, The Nightmares...

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I Read Movies – Gremlins

Last Year we joined Host Paxton Holley on his I Read Movies podcast to talk about the wacky novelization of Gremlins written by George Gipe and published in 1984. Gipe is sort of notorious for his short but amazing body of adaptation work including the tie-ins for...

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I Read Movies – The Lost Boys

On the latest episode of the I Read Movies podcast, host Paxton Holley is joined by pop culture historian Noel Thingvall to dig into the 1987 novelization of The Lost Boys adapted by the talented and prolific author Craig Shaw Gardner. Copies of Gardner's...

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WTF did I just read: Ghostbusters

One of the largest hurdles in collecting movie novelizations is a devastating mixture of rarity and expense. Though on the whole, movie novelizations tend to be fairly cheap and moderately easy to find in better used book stores, there are a decent number of highly...

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From Book to Screen to Book Again

Adaptation is a strange animal. How stories come to be presented in general can be an odd process, especially in modern times where collaboration and the lending of ideas from one writer to another is common. Or when you consider that most film scripts these days...