Before They Were Movies

The countdown is on to Sunday’s Golden Globes Awards on NBC – plus, it has been a particularly stressful week for me. So, I’m cutting my workload on the blog by offering up books that have been made into films.

For some bizarro reason, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gave no nominations to True Grit, the Coen Brothers movie based on the Charles Portis novel. Yes, we have that. But we’ll just wait until Oscar® time.

Herewith, some of the lauded movies of 2010 that you’ll see mentioned Sunday night and the books from which they came.Accidental Billionaires

The Social Network
– starring Jesse Eisenberg, Rooney Mara
– directed by David Fincher
– from the book by Ben Mezrich

This is the fictionalized story of Mark Zuckerberg and the creation of Facebook.


Between a Rock and a Hard Place127 Hours
– starring James Franco, Kate Mara
– directed by Danny Boyle
– from the book by Aron Ralston

Tells the story of Aron Ralston, the rock-climbing athlete who, in order to save himself from remaining trapped in a rock fissure, amputated his own arm.


Hard SellLove and Other Drugs
starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway
– directed by Edward Zwick
– from the book by Jamie Reidy

Viagra field sales rep Jamie Reidy (Gyllenhaal) finds himself in a surprising relationship with free-spirit Maggie (Hathaway) in a third real-life nominated film.





Casino JackCasino Jack
– starring Kevin Spacey, Ruth Marshall
– directed by George Hickenlooper
– from the book by Norman Snider

Spacey takes on the role of a lifetime portraying D.C. lobbyist Jack Abramoff, whose lavish generosity to politicians and his exploitation of eager American Indian tribes landed him in prison.

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