Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Books and Movies

A new trend in cinema these days seems to be the book to movie film. Almost as though any book that is written should one day expect to make it to the big screen. 

This year's Academy Award Nominees are full of books turned to movies.
It just goes to show that some of the best movies once were some of the greatest books! 

"Hugo" -- "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selnick 
11 Nominations
 "The Descendants" -- "The Descendants" by Kaui Hart Hemmings
The Descendants5 Nominations
"The Help" -- "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett
The Help4 Nominations
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" -- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" by J.K. Rowling 
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 23 Nominations

 "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"-- "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson
5 Nominations
"Moneyball" -- "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" by Michael Lewis
Moneyball6 Nominations
 "My Week with Marilyn" -- "My Week with Marilyn" by Colin Clark
My Week with Marilyn2 Nominations
"The Iron Lady" -- "The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minsister" by John Campbell
The Iron Lady2 Nominations

"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" -- "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer 
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close2 Nominations
"Albert Nobbs" -- "Albert Nobbs: A Novella" by George Moore
Albert Nobbs3 Nominations
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" -- "Tinker Tailor Solider Spy" by John Le Carre
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy3 Nominations
"War Horse" -- "War Horse" by Michael Morpurgo
War Horse6 Nominations
 "Jane Eyre" -- "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre1 Nomination

Whether experienced via a book or a movie, these are excellent stories.

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