Sunday, January 25, 2009

Books to Movies to Academy Awards

The book was far better than the movie! How many times have you heard this when you try to discuss a film you just saw with a friend? Or, are you, like me, the person who makes that statement?

The 2009 Academy Award nominations were announced this past week and I wondered how many of the nominees were based on books. There are not as many as in recent years, but some of the top ones, up for Best Picture, Actor, etc., have been preceded by a novel.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates

Q & A - Vikas Swarup

The Reader - Bernhard Schlink

Doubt - John Patrick Shanley

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