Movie adaptations, for book lovers at least, simultaneously bring feelings of excitement and fear. Will the movie stay true to the book? Will it project off of the screen as it did when the words entered the mind?
Anyone can suggest that you read this year's Oscar page to screen books (and you should, because they're all great), but we're here to share with you some books becoming movies this year that we think have Oscar written all over them.
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.
Why does part of me shudder at Bring It On: The Musical? It all has to do with several unfortunate experiences. Sitting through Catch Me If You Can, Young Frankenstein, and even Spamalot have made me incredibly wary of the movie to musical leap.