Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones, the movie based on Alice Sebold's bestselling novel is scheduled to be released on Friday according to a report in the Houston Chronicle. The article goes on to ask and answer the question: Why are some books easier to adapt to film than others? The successful book-to-movie transtions are helped by a "plot-driven story with a strong beginning, middle and ending ... and if there's a crime, a mystery, and sex ... even better."

The Chronicle also featured a list of "10 Great Films from Great Books."
  1. Gone with the Wind
  2. The Wizard of Oz
  3. The Maltese Falcon
  4. Apocalypse Now (from Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness)
  5. The Godfather
  6. Clueless (from Jane Austen's Emma)
  7. Howards End
  8. The English Patient
  9. The Lord of the Rings
  10. No Country for Old Men

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