Books on the Big Screen This Year – The Hollywood Reporter

All Quiet on the Western Front (Netflix)

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

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Director Edvard Berger takes a fresh crack at Erich Maria Remarque’s 1929 World War I novel, the first German-language version of the classic anti-war novel.

Blonde (Netflix)

Blonde

Blonde

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Andrew Dominik’s biography of Marilyn Monroe, based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates, has garnered raves and pans in equal measure. Oates herself tweeted September 30 in support of the film, saying, “Not all films are obligated to live up to their conclusions.”

Bones and everything (United Artists)

Bones and everything

Bones and everything

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Luca Guadagnino’s ’80s blockbuster is based on Camille DeAngelis’ 2015 novel and follows a pair of young cannibals in love as they roam the United States.

Katherine’s name is Birdie (Prime Video)

Katherine's name is Birdie

Katherine’s name is Birdie

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Lena Dunham adapted Karen Cushman’s 1994 novel about a 13th-century teenager who rebels against the patriarchy. “What I loved about YA in the ’90s is how it doesn’t question the intelligence of young people,” Dunham said. THR.

loyalty (Sony)

loyalty

loyalty

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Director JD Dillard’s film – which is set in the midst of the Korean War and is based on Adam Makus’s non-fiction book – tells the story of Jesse Brown, the first black pilot in the US Navy.

The good nurse (Netflix)

The good nurse

The good nurse

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Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain play overworked nurses – one of whom has emerged as one of the most prolific serial killers in American history – in this true crime thriller based on Charles Graeber’s book.

Lady Chatterley’s lover (Netflix)

Lady Chatterley's lover

Lady Chatterley’s lover

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the crownEmma Corinne f skinsLaure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s controversial adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s controversial 1929 classic was directed by Jack O’Connell.

A man called Otto (Sony)

A man called Otto

A man called Otto

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Marc Forster leads this interpretation of the 2013 graphic novel A man named Ove Written by Swedish writer Fredrik Backman, it is about a man whose suicide attempts are thwarted by his rowdy new neighbors.

policeman (Prime Video)

policeman

policeman

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Michael Grandage’s film adaptation of Bethan Roberts’ 2012 novel stars Harry Styles as a closeted, married cop who has an affair with a male friend. “The book’s sales went through the roof,” Grandage says of the news of Styles’ casting. “It was very turbulent. I thought, “Oh my God, that’s the strength of this boy.” ”

She said (worldwide)

She said

She said

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Maria Schrader’s drama follows journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohy’s investigation into the Harvey Weinstein case. “If Megan and Judy can get away with feeling good about this and [the survivors] Do too, and then the job is done,” said Carey Mulligan, who plays Toohey THR.

white noise (Netflix)

white noise

white noise

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Noah Baumbach took up the supposedly “unadaptable” novel by Don DeLillo in 1985. “I couldn’t believe how relevant I felt at the moment,” said the author’s manager at the Venice Film Festival.

The woman speaks (United Artists)

The woman speaks

The woman speaks

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“The questions this book raised for me have lived with me for a long time,” said writer and director Sarah Polley. THR From the novel by Miriam Toews, about women in an isolated religious community who struggle with their faith in the aftermath of mysterious sexual assaults.

wonderland (Netflix)

wonderland

wonderland

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Sebastian Lelio’s drama, based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, stars English nurse Florence Beau on an adventure going to an Irish town to observe a little girl who miraculously claims she hasn’t eaten anything in months.

This story first appeared in the November 21 issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Click here to subscribe.

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