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Oscar Winners Started with Great Books
Did you love the Oscars? Read the books that sparked the award-winning movies.
Four of the nine best picture nominations for this year's Academy Awards were based on books, comprising an impressive reading list among Oscar's major categories:
12 Years a Slave, based on the autobiography by Solomon Northup: best picture, director (Steve McQueen), actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), supporting actor (Michael Fassbender), supporting actress (Lupita Nyong'o), adapted screenplay (John Ridley) and three more nominations.
"Captain Phillips," based on A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips & Stephan Talty: best picture, supporting actor (Barkhad Abdi), adapted screenplay (John Ridley) and three more.
The Wolf of Wall Street, based on Jordan Belfort's memoir: best picture, director (Martin Scorsese), actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), supporting actor (Jonah Hill) and adapted screenplay (Terence Winter).
Philomena, based on "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee" by Martin Sixsmith: best picture, actress (Judi Dench), adapted screenplay (Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope) and one more.
August: Osage County, based on the play by Tracy Letts: actress (Meryl Streep) and supporting actress (Julia Roberts).
"The Great Beauty," best foreign language film. (Although this wasn't a book-to-film adaptation by the strictest definition, Film Comment noted that director Paolo Sorrentino's novel "Everybody's Right" is everywhere in Sorrentino's world because literature has always been his true calling." The Great Beauty also won a Golden Globe Award.)
Dirty Wars, based on the book by Jeremy Scahill: best documentary feature.
Other multiple-nomination book-to-film adaptations include "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" in three categories, "The Great Gatsby" and "Lone Survivor" in two categories each.
The best animated feature film category has three adaptations: "Frozen," "The Wind Rises" and "Ernest & Celestine."
This Month's Events
Bookstore, Library Collaborate on Two Author Signings
We're proud to participate in two upcoming events with the Glen Ellyn Public Library and featuring authors Alison McQueen and Gary Tillery. Books are available in paperback for purchase at The Bookstore and at the event. See more on the library's website.
Author Alison McQueen Signing on March 16 at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Author Alison McQueen will sign copies of her newly published novel Under the Jeweled Sky at 2 p.m Sunday, March 16, on the second floor of the Glen Ellyn Public Library. Alison's story paints a vivid portrait of India under the Raj. She will read from her novel and take questions.
Author Gary Tillery Signing on March 27 at Glen Ellyn Public Library
The Seeker King is the third in a collection of spiritual biographies by author Gary Tillery. Gary will read a selection and sign books at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, on the second floor of the Glen Ellyn Public Library. "The Seeker King: A Spiritual Biography of Elvis Presley" retells the story of "the King" with a focus on his spiritual odyssey.
Kids Party Celebrate Spring: 2-3 p.m. March 9
Can you name all the things The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats?
Join us at 2 p.m. March 9 to help get ready for the first day of spring. Children ages 4 to 8 will enjoy fun activities, stories and snacks.
Registration is required. Call us at (630) 469-2891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The $5 registration fee includes a $5 gift certificate from The Bookstore.
Author Signing: D.K. Harris at 1 p.m. March 15
D.K. Harris, author of "Resurrection Protocol," will have a book signing at 1 p.m. March 15.
This Month's Staff Picks
- What’s Your Favorite Animal? by Eric Carle & others
- Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
- Locomotive by Brian Floca
- Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything by Maira Kalman
- Time Fetch by Amy Herrick
More News from The Bookstore
Going on Spring Break? Take Along a Good Book
Whatever your plans, we have a stack of books for you to enjoy on break. Whether it's literary, meatier reads or lighter escapism, we can help you find the right books to fill your vacation week.
And don't forget the kids.
Can't wait to see "Divergent" in theaters this month? Read the book that sparked the movies.
BAM spells it out at Spellapalooza
Congratulations to Bookstore staffer Sue Kowalski and Marcel's Jill Foucre and Dana Williams for winning the Spellapalooza charity spelling bee. The three-person team called BAM (a mashup of The Bookstore And Marcel's) competed Feb. 28 to raise funds for Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center.
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