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#90034 - 09/13/10 10:32 AM Re: Books that Become Movies [Re: sisabet]
StephA
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We were talking about the book in another forum, but I thought I'd mention here that We Need to Talk About Kevin is being made into a feature film.

Tilda Swinton will star as Eva and John C. Reilly as Franklin.

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#90038 - 09/14/10 09:32 PM Re: Books that Become Movies [Re: StephA]
essay
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Terrific actors, but it would be a difficult book to film. Still, I look forward to it!
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#90041 - 09/16/10 09:00 PM Re: Books that Become Movies [Re: essay]
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Stephen King's The Dark Tower series is not only being made into a movie trilogy, but also a television series. I'm not very happy about this. Not one little bit.

I never read We Need To Talk About Kevin although I meant to, but I think I'll see the movie because I am fascinated by Tilda Swinton.

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#90042 - 09/16/10 09:59 PM Re: Books that Become Movies [Re: Kivrin]
Erin W
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I spent most of this afternoon reading Lynn Barber's An Education. It's a memoir, a short section of which became a really beautiful movie last year with Carey Mulligan. The book is...very different. Kind of cold and cynical. Which is not to say that I'm not enjoying it--Barber is an engaging character, and I'm liking the section of the memoir I'm in now, where she starts her journalism career. But it was definitely surprising. (Fun fact: the memoir was adapted for the screen by Nick Hornby, who apparently provided the nostalgia and warmth.)
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#90045 - 09/18/10 05:03 AM Re: Books that Become Movies [Re: Erin W]
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I agree - the book was strange. I had read the original article and I'm not sure why, when the book was commissioned, Barber didn't expand on this part of the story instead of leaving it as it was and writing more chapters about the rest of her life (which I didn't find so interesting). Nick Hornby really did an amazing job of drawing out the themes that were there, almost as if Barber couldn't see them herself.
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#90046 - 09/18/10 12:15 PM Re: Books that Become Movies [Re: Promethea]
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I knew Hornby had been writing a screenplay, but I had no idea it was this movie. Wish I'd seen it while it was in the theater now.
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#90048 - 09/18/10 02:08 PM Re: Books that Become Movies [Re: essay]
Georgina
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Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler is currently making the rounds at film festivals -- and picked up distribution at TFF -- starring Dustin Hoffman and Paul Giamattie as the cantankerous Barney Panofsky.

I love, love, love this book. I've read it at least four times. It's the book I've pressed on more people than any other. Here's keeping my fingers crossed they don't ruin it.


Edited by Georgina (09/18/10 02:09 PM)

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#90069 - 09/23/10 12:25 PM Re: Books that Become Movies [Re: Georgina]
StephA
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Georgina, I was forced to read The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz in high school and hated it so much I never picked up another Mordecai Richler book. But your love for Barney's Version is persuasive!

(There is a mini-review and a teaser-trailer for Barney's Version here if people are interested:
http://arts.nationalpost.com/2010/09/11/...ation-and-more/

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#90435 - 12/31/10 10:35 PM Re: Books that Become Movies [Re: StephA]
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So, not only is One for the Money actually happening, as in already filmed with, yes, Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum, it's apparently coming out next summer.

Here's the cast list on imdb.

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#90489 - 01/10/11 05:54 PM Re: Books that Become Movies [Re: CaitlinM2]
Angiv
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I was coming here to post the same thing. I'd forgotten (or blanked out) the casting of Heigl, so went through the whole shock/dismay/anger cycle again. Then I read the rest of it.

Picture googly-eyes of shock here.

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