Books That Inspired Oscar Nominated Movies
Latest Posts / February 23, 2013

Two goats are rumbling through the trash at the back of the MGM lot in Hollywood. One of them, eating a reel of film, looks up and says: “This movie is good”. The other one, eating paper, replies: “You should try the book”. The movie industry has always looked for literature for inspirations, non-fiction, novels and comic books have all helped Hollywood make quality features and bring the stories to the masses. This year is no exception, many movies are from well known best sellers. Unforgettably I haven’t gotten to see any, but if you liked the movie, give the book a try. Life of Pi (paper | electronic) Director Ang Lee adapted Yann Martel’s Life of Pi even though the movie was was known as “unfilmable”.  The movie was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay), Best Cinematography, Best Music (Original Score), and Best Music (Original Song). Les Misérables (paper | electronic) Victor Hugo’s classic is nominated in six categories (among them Best Picture and Best Actress). The book shows Paris in its grittiness during the tryng times of the French Revolution. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (paper | electronic) Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book inspired Steven Spielberg to direct Lincoln. Even though the movie is only a small part of the book, it shows Lincoln’s way…

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