February 2007

Movies Based on Books

Last year we were thrilled at the number of our favorite books that were adapted for film and nominated for Academy Awards. There aren’t as many of our favs on the list of Oscar-nominess this year, but the list of contenders is still a strong and compellling one.

2007 Academy Awards Nominees

The Black DahliaCinematographyThe Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
Children of MenCinematography/Film Editing/Screenplay (Adapted)Children of Men by P.D. James
The Devil Wears PradaBest Actress/Costume DesignThe Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
Flags of Our FathersSound Editing/Sound MixingFlags of Our Fathers by James Bradley
The Good GermanOriginal ScoreThe Good German by Joseph Kanon
The Last King of ScotlandBest ActorThe Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden
Little ChildrenSupporting Actor/Best Actress/Screenplay (Adapted)Little Children by Tom Perrotta
Notes on a ScandalBest Actress/Supporting Actress/Original Score/Screenplay (Adapted)What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller
PoseidenVisual EffectsThe Poseiden Adventure by Paul Gallico
The Pursuit of HappynessBest ActorThe Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner

They may not have been nominated for Oscars, but many other notable movies from 2006 were based on books. Here’s a selection of some of our favorites.

Other 2006 Films Based on Books

All the King’s MenAll the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
Casino RoyaleCasino Royale by Ian Fleming
Charlotte’s WebCharlotte’s Web by Ian Fleming
The Da Vinci CodeThe Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
EragonEragon by Christopher Paolini
FreedomlandFreedomland by Richard Price
The History BoysThe History Boys (play) by Alan Bennett
The NamesakeThe Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Night ListenerThe Night Listener by Armisead Maupin
The Painted VeilThe Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
Perfume: The Story of a MurdererPerfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskin
The Picture of Dorian GrayThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Running with ScissorsRunning with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
The TenantsThe Tenants by Bernard Malamud
The Thief LordThe Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Coming to a Theater Near You

And be sure to check out some of these coming attractions!

The Assassination of Jesse James by the CowardThe Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward by Robert Ford/Ron Hansen
Bridge to TerabithiaBridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Gone, Baby, GoneGone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane
Hannibal RisingHannibal Rising by Thomas Harris
KillshotKillshot by Elmore Leonard
The Martian ChildThe Martian Child: a Novel About a Single Father Adopting a Son by David Gerrold
NextThe Golden Man (short story) by Philip K. Dick
Snow AngelsSnow Angels by Steward O’Nan
ZodiacZodiac by Robert Graysmith