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An American Dream: The Novel Behind the Academy Award

Off The Shelf | Posted 02.22.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

Every immigrant experience -- be it Mexican, Italian or Syrian -- is both the journey to an unfamiliar place and a pining for home. Colm Tóibín beautifully captures this experience in his novel Brooklyn, which tells the story of Eilis Lacey.

Fall Films From Books We Love

Kirkus | Posted 10.13.2015 | Books

"Wrenching, as befits the grim subject matter, but also tender, touching and at times unexpectedly funny." Talented, versatile Donoghue (The Sealed Letter, 2008, etc.) relates a searing tale of survival and recovery, in the voice of a five-year-old boy.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Adapted Into Reality

Steven Petite | Posted 06.07.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

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?

10 Book-To-Movie Adaptations That Should Be 2016 Oscar Contenders

OverDrive | Posted 04.24.2015 | Books

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.

8 Movies We Can't Wait To See (Because We Loved The Books)

| Posted 10.24.2014 | Books

Originally published on Kirkus Do you get that jittery feeling when you learn that a book you love is set to become a movie? How is Hollywood going...

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.

@TheGiverMovie Joins #AOLBUILD

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD A best-selling novel and 1994 Newbery Medal winner written by Lois Lowry, The Giver is making the jump from the school cur...

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...

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 ...

WATCH: What Makes A Great Movie Adaptation?

Posted 07.22.2013 | Books

Many famous movies started out as books - but what makes a successful adaptation? Bryan Unkeless, co-producer of The Hunger Games, gives HuffPost...

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...

A Christmas Carol: Adaptable, Unbreakable

Lindsay Edmunds | Posted 02.12.2013 | Books
Lindsay Edmunds

FROM THE BEGINNING, it was a performance piece. A Christmas Carol was published in December 1843. By February 1844, it had three London stage product...

ReThink Review: The Perks of Being A Wallflower -- Adapted With Love

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The film's palpable sense of honesty and authenticity is surely due to the fact that Chbosky not only wrote the film's screenplay, but also directed Perks in his hometown of Pittsburgh.

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...

Movies Totally Different From The Books They Were Based On

Posted 12.10.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire: With a few rare exceptions, most people tend to agree that the book version of a story is always better than the movie. But what a...

The All-New Original Musical (That's Based on a Movie)

Bess Rowen | Posted 12.02.2011 | Arts
Bess Rowen

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.

The Weight of a Novel: Lone Scherfig Talks About Adapting One Day

Kristin McCracken | Posted 10.17.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

From its inception, the sprawling, tender novel seemed tailor-made for a cinematic adaptation, and the result on screen is an intimate portrait of a lifelong relationship.

The 5 Biggest Selling Books Of All Time: In Movies

Telegraph | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

Huffington Post: Great books have been made into big movies, and those movies in turn sold lots of books. Find out which five enjoyed the biggest succ...

Great Books Don't Have To Be Bad Movies

The Guardian | Jonathan Coe | Posted 06.04.2011 | Books

In the course of their famous book-length interview, François Truffaut once asked Alfred Hitchcock about his approach to literary adaptation, and Hit...

Oscar 'Best Picture' Book Adaptation Former Winners: Will This Year's Nominees Measure Up? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For the Oscars this year, there are four book adaptations for "Best Picture": "The Social Network," "True Grit," "127 Hours," and "Winter's Bone." "T...

Which Books Will Be Made Into Movies This Year? | By Rachel Syme | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ever since the days of Gone With The Wind, Hollywood producers have been optioning bestselling books and whipping them into celluloid hits. At the Osc...

Books You Think Won't Make It To The Movies

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Book adaptations are always an engaging subject. Last week, we posted a slide show of 'unfilmable books": texts that simply would not adapt well to th...

WATCH: 15 Movies That Are Better Than The Book

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The book is so much better than the movie. We've all said it, we've all heard it. And we all think it's always true, that the book is better than the ...

Will A Hot Book Always Become A Money-Making Movie?

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Some books reach a cultural saturation point, where everyone -- great aunts and frat boys, baristas and coffee patrons, defense attorneys and police o...

James Franco Plays Famous Adventurer Aron Ralston (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

James Franco is adding another writer to his resume. Already with a role as beat poet Allen Ginsberg under his belt in the upcoming "Howl," Franco is...