8 Inspired Book and Film Pairings

Author Lydia Millet’s recently published metaphysical thriller Sweet Lamb of Heaven, a chilling account of a young mother who flees her estranged husband, is the newest book featured at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Print Screen series — which bridges narratives on the page and in cinema. Millet will be joining a companion screening of the anxiety-ridden Hideo Nakata Japanese horror film Ringu on Monday, June 6 for a discussion and book signing.

“What intrigues me about Ringu is its direct and oddly powerful use of the child: child as horror, child as innocent. And a mother placed between them,” Millet said of the movie.

Inspired by both works, we imagined a few book and film pairings for your reading and viewing pleasure — evocative stories that complement one another in surprising ways.