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

Quora | Posted 08.22.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

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 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

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
EricSmith

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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, "1...

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)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

'The Marriage Plot' To Be Adapted For Film

| Posted 05.18.2012 | Books

From World & Film Hollywood seems to be getting serious in its on-again, off-again romance with the nineteenth-century novel. Things started heatin...

Warner Brothers Sells 'Ben Hur,' 'Casablanca' As E-Books

Posted 04.30.2012 | Books

Classic movie fans, rejoice! If you've enjoyed watching Charlton Heston star in the nativity saga "Ben Hur," or sat on the edge of your seat as Cary G...

WATCH: The Best Book-To-Film Adaptations Ever

| Posted 04.11.2012 | Books

By Luke Dempsey for Bookish In a world, where almost every book ever published becomes a movie... In a world, where Atticus Finch is considered eve...

The Best Book-To-Film Adaptations

Joseph McBride | Posted 04.29.2012 | Books
Joseph McBride

I've come to admire films that have managed to take a book or short story and turn it into a first-rate screen story.

Movie Versus Book: Oscar Nominee 'Moneyball'

Posted 02.21.2012 | Books

The rivalry between books and movie adaptations is as hotly disputed and long-standing as that of the Yankees and the Red Sox. Enraged fans hoot and h...

Our Favorite Bookish Love Scenes From Films

Posted 02.13.2012 | Books

In an essay about the idiosyncrasies of new relationships, humor writer Sloane Crosley reflects on her past lovers' too-avid desire to create intimate...

6 Books We Wish Were Musicals

| Posted 02.06.2012 | Books

By Margaret Bristol and Robbie Olson for Bookish: The upcoming premiere of NBC's "Smash" got us thinking: With all the books finding their way to t...

Most Anticipated Book Adaptations Of 2012

| Posted 01.21.2012 | Books

By Gabe Habash for PWxyz: 2011 was a mixed year for adaptations, ranging from bad ("One Day") to okay ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") to great ...

Book Adaptations At Sundance 2012

| Posted 01.19.2012 | Books

By Kristin Fritz via Word & Film: With so much ongoing overlap among books and movies, it’s no wonder that the annual wintertime Sundance Film Fe...