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Friday, November 13, 2009

Books into Movies

If you want a good film turn to a good book for inspiration. Over the next few months some wonderful books will appear as films. Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, is based on the book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation. The Blind Side based on the book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis stars Sandra Bullock and Quinton Aaron tells the story of a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home taken in by a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. The Road by Cormac McCarthy is a post-apocalyptic story of a father and son as they struggle to survive. Up In the Air, book written by Walter Kirn, film starring George Clooney, follows a traveler's quest to reach 5 million frequest flier miles. The Lovely Bones, book by Alice Sebold, stars Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz, is a story about a murdered girl who watches over her family from heaven, and Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Kingsley recreate Dennis LeHane's Shutter Island about life in a psychiatric hospital in the 50s.

Read the book ..... see the film.

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