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Book Adaptations

‘The Goldfinch’ Movie Looks Like It’ll Be As Dreamy As The Book Itself

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts

At over 800 pages, Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning, bestselling novel The Goldfinch is too long and wending to be categorized. It’s a story about ...

3 Times Women's Fiction Adaptations Were Better Than the Books

Alisa Valdes | Posted 03.16.2016 | Books
Alisa Valdes

If you're an author with aspirations of seeing your work adapted for film or TV, people love to look at you like you're a sad puppy. "Oh, but movies are never as good as the book," they say. But is that really true? Happily, no.

Some Books Just Aren't Made To Be Adapted For The Screen

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.12.2016 | Arts

The simplest way to explain the value of books, as I put it to the high school freshman I once mentored, is that they let you peek inside other people...

7 Adaptation Rules from the Screenwriter of Dracula and Contact

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

All The Book Adaptations You're Going To Want To See Next Year

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.15.2015 | Arts

It’s looking like 2016 will not be the year the Salinger estate relents to a Catcher in the Rye adaptation, which is bad for the closet Caulfield de...

13 Bookish Movies Now Streaming on Netflix

Off The Shelf | Posted 09.19.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

As book lovers, we tend to be skeptical about film adaptations, but we are fans of both the thirteen books on this list and their cinematic counterparts. Read the book, then stream the movie. Netflix is a marvelous thing.

The DUFF Author Kody Keplinger on the Film Adaptation, Writer's Block, and Self Esteem

Quora | Posted 05.02.2015 | Books

What does it feel like to have your book turned into a movie? It's very surreal! Before the book even came out, I had posted on my blog that Mae Whitman would make the perfect Bianca. I'd seen her on Parenthood and she just had the right attitude. She was exactly how I'd imagined the character.

This Year's Oscar-Nominated Book Adaptations By The Numbers

Posted 01.20.2015 | Books

Originally published by BookBub Awards season is in full swing, and the hotly anticipated 2015 Oscar nominees have been revealed today! This yea...

The War of the Roses, 25 Years Later

Warren Adler | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

I am astonished at the staying power of The War of the Roses, which takes a rather dark view on the end of a marriage, and what the process itself does to people. People I meet are convinced that the story is autobiographical.

Author of The Giver Talks About the Writing Process, Adaptations, Streep, and Bridges

Quora | Posted 10.22.2014 | Entertainment

I sit alone in a room every day and do my work, and that's what I love doing. I enter the lives of these characters that I know are fictional and have appeared in my imagination.

Producer Juliet Blake on What it is Like to Work with Spielberg, Oprah, and Adapting a Best Seller

Quora | Posted 10.05.2014 | Entertainment

These questions originally appeared on Quora. Answers by Juliet Blake, Producer of The Hundred-Foot Journey What is it like to produce a film invo...

14 Movies You Definitely Didn't Know Were Based On Books

Posted 06.11.2014 | Books

Watching Die Hard, which is arguably the apex of 80s action flicks, brings to mind more than a few strong adjectives: bizarre, stress-inducing, visual...

Six Seasons and a Movie and a Book: Episodes of Community That Would Make Perfect YA Novels

EricSmith | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books

In a recent episode, App Development and Condiments, I was struck by the hilarious dystopian world the series had created in the single episode.

Maddie Crum

15 Books That Should Definitely Be Made Into Movies | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.02.2014 | Books

Hollywood producers are no strangers to the world of books, which they regularly cull through for source material. At this year's Academy Awards, "12 ...

The Best (And Worst) Books-Turned-Movies

Anouska Stahlmann | Posted 10.15.2013 | Teen
Anouska Stahlmann

With Catching Fire coming out in a few months, I've been thinking about film adaptations of books and, although occasional, book adaptations of films. Sadly, I've been very disappointed with some of the adaptations, but I've also been very impressed.

Zoë Triska

11 Unforgivable Changes Made To Book Adaptations (SPOILERS) | Zoë Triska | Posted 06.28.2013 | Books

Sometimes, a movie can veer away from the plot of the book it's based on, and it's still an amazing movie ("Blade Runner" and "The Shining" come to mi...

IMAGES: Movie Posters Featuring Original Book Titles

Posted 06.26.2013 | Books

Movie adaptations from classic books have been a feature of the film industry pretty much since the beginning (George Du Maurier's Trilby, for example...

18 Movies You Didn't Know Were Books

Posted 02.20.2013 | Books

Hollywood loves using books as source material - this year's Best Picture category at the Oscars features "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "Argo," "Silver Lin...

11 Book Adaptations That Got 2013 Oscar Noms

Zoë Triska | Posted 01.10.2013 | Books

Oscar nominations for 2013 were announced this morning, and this is clearly a great year for book adaptations. Five of the nine Best Picture nomina...

'Hunger Games' Producer Working On New Book Adaptation

Zoë Triska | Posted 01.09.2013 | Books

The film rights to Maria Semple's summer book hit Where'd You Go Bernadette were acquired by Annapurna Pictures and Color Force on Tuesday. Scott ...

Cloud Atlas: 'I Wish I Could Make You See This Brightness.'

Lindsay Edmunds | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Lindsay Edmunds

David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas, is apparently happy with how the movie turned out. He should be. The movie -- faithful in spirit but unfaithful in many details -- does something I would have sworn was impossible: it soars like the book.

7 Books That Should Be Movies

Posted 09.05.2012 | Books

Take one look at this fall's most highly anticipated movies, and you'll find a ton of exciting book adaptations: Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina," Yann M...

Is Bad TV Threatening Good Books?

| Posted 08.21.2012 | Books

Written for Word & Film by Christine Spines: Can your television set be trusted with two American literature’s most iconic kids? We’d argue tha...

'Gone Girl' Author On Film Adaptation, Next Book

Word and Film: | Posted 06.29.2012 | Books

Originally posted on Word & Film: Word & Film: There is something about good thrillers — your latest bestselling novel "Gone Girl" included — ...

Joe Satran

Who Will Star In The 'American Pastoral' Movie? | Joe Satran | Posted 05.31.2012 | Entertainment

It's finally, really happening. Philip Roth's 1997 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "American Pastoral," often considered the 79-year-old legend's mast...