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Books to Film: Fall ABC's - Austen, Balchin and Capote

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Literary fans across the board are going to have enjoyable movie going experiences this season—with these ABC's adapted for film. Austen, Balchin and Capote. Get the book, see the movie, and discuss at one of your next book groups.

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September 06, 2005
EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED (Warner Independent Pictures) Based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated tells the tale of a young man's quest to find the woman who saved his grandfather in a small Ukranian town that was wiped off the map by the Nazi invasion. Stars: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz Borris Leskin. Screenwriter/Director,  Liev Schreiber

In Theatres Sept 16th (view trailer)

SEPARATE LIES (FoxSearchLight) adapted from the novel, A Way Through the Wood, by Nigel Balchin. Directed by Julian Fellowes, Academy Award Winning Screenwriter, Godford Park. The mesmerising love triangle between a married couple and a best friend. This story loosely based on the author's own relationsip with his best friend and his wife is sure to attract award nominations on both sides of the Atlantic. Stunning performances by Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett 

In Theatres Sept 30th. View Trailer

 

CAPOTE (Sony Classic Pictures) adapted by Daniel Futterman from the biography Capote by Gerald Clark, that took 13 years to write and is considered the definitive work on Truman Capote. The film version starts out in November, 1959, Truman Capote (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman), the author of Breakfast at Tiffany's and a favorite figure in what is soon to be known as the Jet Set, reads an article on a back page of the New York Times. It tells of the murders of four members of a well-known farm family—the Clutters—in Holcomb, Kansas. The research into this story by Capote lead to his finest novel, In Cold Blood, (Vintage) which is credited as the first journalistic fiction. Catherine Keener plays Nell Harper Lee, (who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird) and was Capote's friend and for a time, his assistant on the Cold Blood project.

In Theaters Sept 30th. (view trailer)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Jane Austen. Screenplay by Deborah Moggasch, Directed Joe Wright.

The story is based on Jane Austen's novel about five sisters - Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia Bennet - in Georgian England. Their lives are turned upside down when a wealthy young man (Mr. Bingley) and his best friend (Mr. Darcy) arrive in their neighborhood. Stars: Kiera Knightly, as Elizabeth Bentley, Mathew MacFayden, Judy Dench, Donald Sutherland 

In Theaters October (view trailer)

 

Jarhead  This acount of the Marine's experience in Desert Storm takes its name from the military haircut given to enlistees. It is a graphic and realistic account of who goes into the US Marines, and what it's like.

In Theatres: Nov 4th (view trailer)

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis's classic child's story in which four children find a magic wardrobe that transports them to the mystical world of Narnia.

In Theatres Dec. 9th (view trailor)

 

 

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