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Films/TV Shows Responsible for Reviving Books


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Jason Diamond at Flavorwire predicts Grand Budapest Hotel will help create new interest in Stefan Zwieg's books. I rather hope so. Incidentally, you can find a nice piece on Zwieg in Cultural Amnesia by Clive James.

 

I remember hearing that Lost singlehandedly caused a spike in Flann O'Brien interest when it used his great novel, The Third Policeman. 

 

What other examples might there be of movies or shows calling attention to lesser known books?

 

 

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Not lesser-known, but I think the most recent movie version of Gatsby propelled that book to the top of the Amazon best-seller list.

 

And I think the number of people who have at least heard of Simulacra and Simulation must have increased markedly after The Matrix came out.

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