Welcome back to part 2 of our Golden Globes preview (watch Sunday night on NBC). Yesterday, all 4 of the movies we looked at were based on memoirs, biographies, or otherwise true stories. Today’s batch includes 2 books that did not exist until the movie (original screenplays made into book form as shooting scripts), 1 true story, and 1 quirky novel.
Still no love for True Grit by Charles Portis, made into a film by the Coen Brothers.
In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job to date: Inception. You can read the shooting script, an original by the director.
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their birth father into their family life in this, a script co-written by the director, available in the store as the shooting script.
The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. The book is based on the journals and diaries of Lionel Logue, the therapist, played by Rush in the film.
The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky. The book is told in the first person, it gives us the life (and what a life!) of Barney Panofsky–whose trashy TV company, Totally Useless Productions, has made him a small fortune; whose three wives include a martyred feminist icon, a quintessential JCP (Jewish-Canadian Princess), and the incomparable Miriam, the perfect wife, lover, and mother.