Friday, February 24, 2012

Books on the Big Screen

March, only a short leap away, is going to be a prime month for movies based on books. And it isn't just the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' smash hit Hunger Games (premiering on the 23rd) that we can anticipate. There's a little something for everybody.

 For all of you children-at-heart out there, The Lorax will be released on March 2nd - Dr. Seuss' birthday!

 On that same day, Bel Ami, based on the nineteenth century novel by Guy De Maupassant, will star Robert Pattinson, Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, and Kristin Scott Thomas. 

Drawn from Nick Flynn's gritty urban memoir and featuring Robert De Niro and Paul Dano, Being Flynn also opens on the 2nd. 

On the 9th, John Carter will charge onto the screen. It is a gladiator-style space adventure adapted from Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic pulp fiction series, which was originally published in 1917 and later became the inspiration behind several graphic novels. 

If political intrigue is more to your liking, Game Change is based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's book about John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. With Julianne Moore portaying Sarah Palin, Ed Haris as John McCain, and Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt, McCain’s campaign strategist, it is sure to attract audiences to it's March 10th premiere. 

Remember, if you can't wait for the movie, whichever one tickles your fancy, you can always read the book first!

1 comment:

Linda K. said...

I just watched the Blu=Ray DVD "Hugo" this week. It is amazingly vivid and wonderful. I read the graphic novel by Brian Selznick after a recommendation from David in Readers' Services (thanks David!) I loved the artwork and the story and the characters. This is one of those rare books that actually improves in the movie version. Great casting and director doesn't hurt either. Give it a try.

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