Linda's Professional Journey

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Books to Movie – Fall 2008… a rundown…

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Wow…swamped with my last semester in MLS. I found this list to be interesting.. so figure I’ll write a quick update. I don’t imagine that I have time to go to the movie to watch these movies.. but when it comes to DVD possibly. Although I wonder.

SEPT 26 – Limited release
OCT 03 — Wide release
Movie Title: Blindness
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Starring: Jullianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo
Based on: Blindness by Jose Saramago

OCT 03
Movie title: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
Director: Robert B. Weide
Starring: Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Danny Huston, Megan Fox, Jeff Bridges
Based on: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People by Toby Young

Movie Title: Youth in Revolt — no trailer yet
Director: Miguel Arteta
Starring: Michael Cera, Justin Long, Steve Buscemi, Ray Liotta
Based on: Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne

DEC 19
Movie title: Yes Man
Director: Peyton Reed
Starring: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel
Based on: Yes Man by Danny Wallace, 2005

DEC 26 – Limited release
Movie title: Revolutionary Road
Yates biographer Blake Bailey looks at the rocky road from book to movie: Slate, 6/26/08
Director: Sam Mendes (American Beauty)
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio — Frank Wheeler, Kate Winslet — April Wheeler
Based on: Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates

FEB 6, ‘09
Film Title: Coraline
Director: Henry Selick
Animated, featuring the voices of: Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane, Teri Hatcher
Based on the book: Coraline by Neil Gaiman


Written by Linda

September 3, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Posted in Trends/News

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  1. Coraline looks pretty good; it’s amazing how many big name actors they get for these animated flicks


    January 17, 2009 at 10:16 pm

  2. It should be…. I actually wouldn’t mind seeing it.. but it seems that The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is getting rave reviews… and there is a read-alike book in the The Confessions of Max Tivoli.


    January 18, 2009 at 4:22 pm

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