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Get Ready for the Movies

Posted - Oct. 31, 2003 at 9:48 a.m.



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GET READY FOR THE MOVIES

HOLLYWOOD HAS BEEN BUSY MAKING MOVIES OUT OF BESTSELLING BOOKS, AND IF YOU’RE LIKE ME, YOU LIKE TO EXPERIENCE THE BOOK WITHOUT THE IMAGES IN YOUR MIND FROM THE MOVIE. ALREADY IN THEATERS, JOHN GRISHAM’S THE RUNAWAY JURY, DENNIS LEHANE’S MYSTIC RIVER, FRANCES MAYES’ UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN, AND JUST OPENED – SUSANNA MOORE’S IN THE CUT.

THEN, COMING UP IN NOVEMBER WE HAVE SEVERAL GOOD ONES TO LOOK FORWARD TO. FIRST UP, THE HUMAN STAIN, THE BESTSELLER FROM PHILLIP ROTH, STARS NICOLE KIDMAN AND ANTHONY HOPKINS. RUSSELL CROWE’S UPCOMING BLOCKBUSTER, MASTER AND COMMANDER, IS BASED ON THE TENTH NOVEL IN PATRICK O’BRIAN’S AUBREY-MATURIN BOOK SERIES, THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD. AND ONE I’M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO, THOMAS EDISON’S NOVEL THE MISSING WILL STAR TOMMY LEE JONES AND CATE BLANCHETT.

THEN IN DECEMBER, CHARLES FRAZIER’S COMPELLING NOVEL COLD MOUNTAIN COMES OUT STARRING JUDE LAW AND NICOLE KIDMAN. ONE OF THE BOOKS OPRAH TURNED INTO A BESTSELLER, HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG, COMES OUT IN DECEMBER STARRING JENNIFER CONNELLY. AND TRACY CHEVALIER’S BESTSELLER GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING WILL STAR SCARLETT JOHANSSON AND COLIN FIRTH.

A FEW SNEAK PEAKS WAY AHEAD – TOM CRUISE WILL STAR IN AN ADAPTATION OF THE FEW, AN UPCOMING BOOK BY ALEX KERSHAW, AND JOHNNY DEPP WILL STAR IN NEXT YEAR’S ADAPTATION OF STEPHEN KING’S SECRET WINDOW, SECRET GARDEN.

SO – BETTER GET READING YOU MOVIE BUFFS. ON THE BOOK BEAT FOR KSL NEWSRADIO 1160, I’M AMANDA DICKSON.

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