Book to Screen Adaptations Club
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Edward Norton stars in the movie adaptation of David Benioff's novel 25th Hour.
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edward norton
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david benioff
Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.
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girl interruped
susanna kaysen
"A group of male Friends become obsessed with a group of mysterious sisters who are sheltered sejak their strict, religious parents after one of them commits suicide." Based on the novel sejak Jeffrey Eugenides.
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the virigin suicides
jeffrey eugenides
sofia coppola
"A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion." Trailer for the 2002 movie White Oleander, based on the book sejak Janet Fitch.
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white oleander
janet fitch
"After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble." Based on Khaled Hosseini's bestseller of the same name. In theaters 2007.
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the layang-layang runner
khaled hosseini
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2007
This spot was created to celebrate book-to-tv/film-screen adaptations. True, there is no way that a live version will ever live up to our imagination. And yes, there are hundreds of examples of how this formula can go wrong. But there are also hundreds of examples of how the formula can go right and astonish us with the magic of cinema, yet all too often these examples are forgotten -- and so this spot is to remind ourselves of both the good and the bad, and to discuss either.

A common criticism of book-to-screen adaptations nowadays is that filmmakers are seemingly relying too often on literature...
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