Tuesday, July 26, 2011
For us movie fans there is just an endless supply of movies(in many formats) and movie related memorabilia to collect. It's mind boggling how much is out there. My interest in novelizations probably stems from my early love of Choose Your Own Adventure paperbacks. To this day I still love the artwork on those CYOA covers. Also, it's a lot of fun to see a film that you are familiar with translated into text form. So a while back a friend of mine gave me a novelization of CALIFORNIA SPLIT that he came across. I was immediately hooked. I picked them up whenever I saw them at thrift stores. I came across a CHARLEY VARRICK which I was very excited about. Next, THE NICKEL RIDE. Then I cooled off on them for a bit. Recently I've been reinvigorated and started looking around on Paperbackswap to see just what they have in terms of these. I started with a MIDNIGHT MADNESS book and later found a copy Alan Sharp's book of NIGHT MOVES, based on his script for the fantastic Arthur Penn film. After that I moved on to trashier stuff like THE PACK, THE FOG, HALLOWEEN III(?!) and ROLLERCOASTER. Books of THE CAR, THE LAST ACTION HERO and SUPERGIRL are on the way. Strange mix eh? That's just how I roll. I love these things. Oh and then there are Fotonovels. Even more fun! Basically movies and tv shows set up in almost comic book form, with color photo stills. Highly recommended for you collectors that need just one more thing to pile up on your not so empty shelves. Movie comic book tie-ins are next for me!