Books to Film: Oscar Snubs
2011 was a great year for books that were adapted into film, with The Help, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, and Moneyball nominated for Oscars. But there were also some wonderfully written and bestselling novels that were lost in translation when they hit the theaters. There were also a few that were just as entertaining as their shelf dwelling counterparts. Here’s a list of a few films that were snubbed by the Oscars. Feel free to add your own picks to the list!
Sci-fi! -Adjustment Bureau adapted from short story Adjustment Team by Philip K. Dick
This was a well scripted and action packed film that left me feeling a bit paranoid. Mission accomplished.
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
The characters in the book seemed less one dimensional, but I have to say Kate Hudson’s performance was a silver lining.
Water for Elephants based on the book by Sara Gruen
Beautiful cinematography, the scenes came to life, but the acting was subpar.
Soul Surfer based on the book by Bethany Hamilton, Sheryl Berk and Rick Bundschuh
An inspirational book and film.
One Day based on the book by David Nicholls
The book was beautifully written, but the movie brought me to tears. Excellent performances by Anne and Jim, though Anne’s accent slipped every now and then.
Jane Eyre based on the book by Charlotte Brontë
I left before the movie was over.
We Need To Talk About Kevin based on the book by Lionel Shriver
Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly not only brought the characters to life but they also took the story to next level.