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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

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...

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?

npr.org | 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...

Scarlet Johansson: Will She Play The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo?

Deadline New York | MIKE FLEMING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sony Pictures Entertainment and director David Fincher have chosen Rooney Mara to play Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo....

BALLET: The Red Shoes, Legendary On Stage And On Film

artforum.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A WOMAN'S GLOVED HAND turns the pages of a program, aided by her male companion. The camera assumes their point of view. With this brilliant segue, di...

'Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus' Movie In The Works

hollywoodreporter.com | Greg Kilday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Summit Entertainment is wading into the battle of the sexes by acquiring film and TV rights to John Gray's "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" f...

Oscar Nominations: The Books Behind The Movies (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt and Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Oscars are just around the corner, and out of the ten movies nominated for Best Picture, four are based on books. This isn't the first year that...

The 11 Best Male Movie Adaptions (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" premiered last week, and became just the most recent blockbuster thriller to be based on a book -- Robert Harris's...

Martin Scorsese To Make Movie Of 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'

The Guardian | Xan Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Martin Scorsese is in talks to make a film of Brian Selznick's prize-winning children's book, about a young boy in a 1930s Paris railway station strug...

Robert Pattinson And Sean Penn To Star In 'Water For Elephants' Movie

Variety | Pamela McClintock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Robert Pattinson and Sean Penn are circling Fox 2000's Depression-era drama "Water for Elephants."...