With holiday film watching and book reading season upon us ( I mean, that’s what I do during the holidays – I’m assuming I’m not alone) it seems like a great time to revisit a favourite topic of The Reader – books into film.
Currently top of the box office are a bunch of films that were adapted from books.
I probably don’t even need to mention Twilight: New Moon – the second film of the wildly successful book series from Stephenie Meyer. The film opened on November 20th and has smashed just about every ticket sales record on the books.
Up In The Air – starring George Clooney, as a man who spends an inordinate amount of time flying and in airports, it’s hard to imagine this won’t be a popular film or make people interested in the novel it is based on by Walter Kirn.
And finally, although it isn’t actually based on a single book, but rather on a character. The highly anticipated Guy Ritchie directed Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr. opens Christmas Day and is sure to stir up renewed interest in the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.