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Which was better: the Book or the Oscar?

  • Posted by: Daniella Snyder
  • Posted Date: February 25, 2019
  • Filed Under: Library News

I’m Daniella Snyder, a first-year graduate student at Villanova University, and your newest ‘Cat in Falvey Memorial Library’s Stacks. I’ll be posting about academics– from research to study habits and everything in between– and how the Library can play a huge role in your success here on campus!


Following the 90th Academy Awards last night, an age-old debate arises. Which was better, the book or the movie? For a book lover like myself, the answer should be simple. But for high caliber, breathtaking films like Black Panther, the answer isn’t as easy.

Thankfully, through Falvey’s collection and Inter-Library Loan, I can pick up every text that inspired the Oscar-winning work!

Wildcats, what do you think? The book or the movie? Comment below, or share your thoughts with us via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!


If Beale Street Could Talk

The movie If Beale Street Could Talk is based on the 1974 novel by James Baldwin. The Oscar for best supporting actress went to Regina King for her performance in the film as Sharon Rivers.



The film was adapted from Ron Stallworth’s memoir Black Klansman. The film won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay.


Black Panther

Black Panther is based on the Marvel comic book character. The film won Oscars for best costume design, production design, and original score.


First Man

First Man is based on the book First Man: the Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen, and won the Oscar for best visual effects.


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Like Black Panther, Spider-Verse was based on the Marvel comic book hero, and won the Oscar for best animated film.






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