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Saturday, November 7, 2009

November: Books Being Turned Into Movies

The Box
Release Date: November 6, 2009

Based on: The short story Button, Button by Richard B. Matheson

Summary: What if someone gave you a box containing a button that, if pushed, would bring you a million dollars. but simultaneously take the life of someone you don't know? Would you do it? And what would be the consequences? The year is 1976. Norma Lewis is a teacher at a private high school and her husband, Arthur, is an engineer working at NASA. They are, by all accounts, an average couple living a normal life in the suburbs with their young son…until a mysterious man with a horribly disfigured face appears on their doorstep and presents Norma with a life-altering proposition: the box. With only 24 hours to make their choice, Norma and Arthur face an impossible moral dilemma. What they don't realize is that no matter what they decide, terrifying consequences will have already been set in motion. They soon discover that the ramifications of this decision are beyond their control and extend far beyond their own fortune and fate.

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Disney's A Christmas Carol
Release Date: November 6, 2009

Based on: A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens

Summary: Ebenezer Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew. But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it's too late.

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Precious
Release Date: November 6, 2009
Based on: PUSH by Sapphire

Summary: Set in Harlem in 1987, Precious is the story of Claireece “Precious” Jones, a 16-year-old African-American girl born into a life no one would want. She’s pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write. Precious may sometimes be down, but she is never out. Beneath her impassive expression is a watchful, curious young woman with an inchoate but unshakeable sense that other possibilities exist for her. Threatened with expulsion, Precious is offered the chance to transfer to an alternative school, Each One / Teach One. Precious doesn’t know the meaning of “alternative,” but her instincts tell her this is the change she has been waiting for. In the literacy workshop taught by the patient yet firm Ms. Rain, Precious begins a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination.

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Yay!!)
Release Date: November 20, 2009
Based on: NEW MOON by Stephenie Meyer

Summary: Bella Swan is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen, but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black. Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested.

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The Road
Release Date: November 25, 2009
Based on: THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy

Summary: Based on Cormac McCarthy's bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Road is the epic post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son across a barren landscape that was blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed civilization and most life on earth.

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15 comments:

Faye said...

I want 2 C the box and New moon(of course hehe) I saw Vampire assistant yesterday it was really good.

La Coccinelle said...

Aah... Richard Matheson. I didn't realize that movie was based on one of his stories.

He has an interesting mind.

Indigo said...

All of these look awesome. I can't wait for "The Christmas Carol", I'm a huge kid at heart for anything like this around the holidays. (Hugs)Indigo

ladystorm said...

been waiting for Precious to come out forever..lol And well the Christmas Carol might not be to bad..

Kristan said...

I'm excited to see A Christmas Carol.... I love Jim Carey and apparently he plays a bunch of characters.... and obviously New Moon.... Can't Wait!

brizmus said...

I didn't realize the Box was based on a book. It just came out here Wednesday, and I really want to see it - but maybe I should read the short story first.
I love movies based on books, but I feel like that's sort of all there is lately. I miss good movies not based on books (or tv shows or whatever else).

Sassy Brit said...

The box sounds such a great read! I cant wait to check out the film either. I've read "I am Legend" well on audio, and I really enjoy his work.

Thanks!

Joanne ♦ The Book Zombie said...

The Box looks brilliant - I loved the short story. There was an old Twilight Zone episode based on it too - very creepy.

Michelle said...

I have to read/watch Precious. I've only seen little clips and it's so heartbreaking. :(

I watched The Christmas Carol this past Friday. The animation is gorgeous and it looks even cooler in 3D.

Leslie said...

i <3 it! This month's movies are just too awesome!

Aline said...

Hy!
Sorry about my inglish, I from Brazil, so I not used to write in that language.
I realy like vampire, I too.
The movies I saw triler the box, Precious I saw in Ophra, these are the ones I want watch.
Regards,
have a nice week,
Aline

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I want to see the box and New moon. I saw Vampire assistant yesterday it was really good. All clips are very interesting thanks for sharing these.

Shauna said...

Not sure about the box, saw Christmas Carol and can't wait to see New Moon!!! :)

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Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

The only one I'm interested in is New Moon. I don't know about the book of The Box, but it looks silly to me.

I'm breathless for New Moon!

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