Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Celebrating the Books of Oscar Fame

post by Michelle Griep
It's nearly that Oscar time of year. Not that I'll be hunkered in front of a screen on the 28th salivating to find out who won, mind you. But I did come across some interesting info. There are nine Oscar nominated movies that were based on books. Yes! Books rule! Curious as to what they are?

The Revenant
based on the novel by Michael Punke
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
The Martian
based on the novel by Andy Weir
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew.
based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith
An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman.
The Big Short
based on the novel by Michael Lewis
Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.
The Danish Girl
based on the novel by David Ebershoff
A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener.

based on the novel by Emma Donoghue
After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery.
based on the novel by Colm Toibin
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local.

Steve Jobs
based on the novel by Walter Isaacson
Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter.
45 Years
based on a short story by David Constantine
A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receive shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.
Of the nine, I've only seen The Revenant (which was awesome) but dare I admit I haven't actually read any?


chappydebbie said...

The Martian actually looks intriguing. I don't watch award show of any kind.

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