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11 Movies That Are Better Than Their Books

Posted 12.27.2012 | Entertainment

After months of anticipation, Ang Lee's film adaptation of "Life of Pi" opened this November. The critically acclaimed novel of the same name by Yann ...

Movies: MOMA Has The Right Stuff (And Unbearable Lightness)

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

No matter how big my TV may be, no matter how good my BluRay player or DVD copy, The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Right Stuff are films I want to experience in a darkened theater with a live audience. It's been well over a decade and I can't wait to see them again.

The Circus Ringmaster: John le Carré

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

Le Carré succeeds in what most authors dream of but few achieve: he creates fully realized worlds inhabited by complex human beings (well, men) dealing with complex issues. He manages this without resorting to infodumps or appendices.

Lights, Camera, Hide the Movie!

Lisa Gardner | Posted 01.14.2012 | Crime
Lisa Gardner

A behind-the-scenes look of how a bestselling suspense novel becomes a feature movie.

New TV Adaptation Of 'Moby-Dick': Should You Watch It?

The Washington Post | Hide This | Posted 10.01.2011 | Books

High school English teachers, your attention please! I have wonderful and terrible news. Encore, that glorious waster of weekend afternoons on cabl...

10 Unrealized Book Adaptations That We'd Like To Have Seen

Posted 09.20.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire: When Universal announced last year that an epic adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower was in the works, which would includ...

Drew Barrymore To Produce And Direct Young-Adult Thriller

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 08.31.2011 | Books

Drew Barrymore is attached to produce with an eye to direct Heist Society, a young adult thriller being made by Warner Bros....

James Frey's Bisexual, Alcholic Jesus Will Ascend To Silver Screen

The New York Observer | Posted 08.30.2011 | Books

Christine Vachon’s Killer Films will produce a film adaptation of James Frey’s The Final Testament of the Holy Bible. In the book, which was relea...

Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone With The Wind' Turns 75

npr.org | Maureen Corrigan | Posted 08.30.2011 | Books

In June 1936, a blockbuster of a book was published; it gave the world a sense of the Old South, an unforgettable heroine and (in the movie version) t...

What YA Book Should Be Made Into A Movie Next?

Vulture | By: | Posted 08.29.2011 | Books

Now that The Giver film adaptation is moving forward, and the known universe is in the throes of Hunger Games fever, it's inevitable that there are mo...

Which Book Adaptation Attracted The Most Complaints In 2010?

guardian.co.uk | Ben Child | Posted 08.14.2011 | Books

Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones was last year's most complained about movie, according to the British Board of Film Classification, the body which cl...

Best Film Adaptations Of Books

The Daily Beast | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

One of the hot properties at Cannes was the film version of Lionel Shriver's bestselling We Need to Talk About Kevin, but it's the rare book that make...

Stephen King Sounds Off On "Carrie" Remake

ew.com | Posted 07.20.2011 | Books

Thirty-five years after Stephen King’s first best-seller roared into theaters and scared a generation of prom-going teens, MGM and Screen Gems have ...

Author's Widow Sues Film Professor

The Boston Globe | Posted 07.17.2011 | Books

Not surprisingly, a dispute over film rights to the late George V. Higgins’s novel “The Rat on Fire’’ has ended up in court. Loretta Cubberley...

Child's Vision Of Heaven To Be Adapted For Film

deadline.com | Posted 07.10.2011 | Books

Sony Pictures has acquired screen rights to the book Heaven Is For Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip To Heaven And Back, written by To...

10 Movies That Were Better Than The Book

flavorwire.com | Jason Bailey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

One of several slight disappointments at the box office last week was The Lincoln Lawyer, an adaptation of a Michael Connelly novel with Matthew McCon...

Stephen King's 'The Stand' Heading To The Big Screen

The Hollywood Reporter | Borys Kit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Stephen King's grand opus The Stand is finally getting the big-screen treatment. Warner Bros. and CBS Films are teaming to adapt the novel, which in ...

Hollywood Heartbreaks

Charlie Carillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

When your novel gets published, you can't help dreaming about that phone call from Hollywood with a seven-figure offer to bring your story to the silver screen. I've had that dream four times.

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...