Sunday, September 12, 2010

from books to film

Looks like plenty of offerings this fall of novels turned film.

Of course, Eat. Pray. Love was a nonfiction story turned movie. Unfortunately, not all nonfiction makes great films. But we might find some thing to savor in Its Kind of a Funny Story with Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, and Emma Roberts. The movie is based on Ned Vizzini's novel while the screenplay was written by the movie's director Anna Boden. Its a look into a stressed out teen's world who's just trying to take a little vacation from what's bothering him at the mental ward of the hospital.

Another teen comedy drama that is a fall favorite to look for Flipped. Two eighth graders start to have feelings for each other despite being total opposites. Based on the novel "Flipped" by Wendelin Van Draanen. The movie is directed by Rob Reiner. Madeline Carroll and Callan McAuliffe start as the two main characters.  Julie and Bryce. Its a coming of age tale. Reiner seems to find joy in these sort of films. Hopefully, we will too.

There is the possibly oscar worthy tale Never let me go based on Kazuo Ishiguro's novel. As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy, spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them. Keira Knightly plays Ruth in the film along with Carey Mulligan 

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