Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Oscar Winning Books

Over the years, I have read quite a few books that were made into films and some of them received an Oscar award or a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay or for Best Picture or for Best Foreign Language Film. Maybe some of you have read them, too, and it would be nice ot talk about it and see whether we prefer the book or the film (although we probably all know the result of THAT discussion).

1932-33A May Alcott, Louisa "Little Women"
1935F Dickens, Charles "David Copperfield"
1935F Hugo, Victor "Les Misérables
1936F Dickens, Charles "A Tale of Two Cities"
1936F Shakespeare, William "Romeo and Juliet"
1937F Buck, Pearl S. "The Good Earth"
1939N Brontë, Emily "Wuthering Heights"
1939A Mitchell, Margaret "Gone with the Wind" (Best Picture)
1939F Steinbeck, John "Of Mice and Men"
1940N Steinbeck, John "The Grapes of Wrath"
1943F Hemingway, Ernest "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
1946N Smith, Betty "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"
1947N Dickens, Charles "Great Expectations"
1948F Shakespeare, William "Hamlet" (Best Film)
1951F Sienkiewicz, Henryk "Quo Vadis"  
1951A Williams, Tennessee "A Streetcar named Desire"
1955N Steinbeck, John "East of Eden"
1959F Frank, Anne "Diary of a Young Girl" (Film Title: The Diary of Anne Frank)
1962A Lee, Harper "To Kill a Mockingbird"
1962N Nabokov, Vladimir "Lolita" 
1965A Pasternak, Boris "Doctor Zhivago"
1967N Joyce, James "Ulysses"
1968A Dickens, Charles "Oliver" (Best Picture)
968F Shakespeare, William "Romeo and Juliet"

1968F Tolstoi, Lew Nikolajewitsch “War and Peace" [Война и мир = Woina i mir)]
1970N Segal, Erich "Love Story"
1971F Aleichem, Sholem "Tevye and His Daughters" (Fiddler on the Roof)
1971N Burgess, Anthony "A Clockwork Orange"    
1976L Becker, Jurek "Jakob der Lügner" [Jacob the Liar]
1977N Green, Hannah "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden"
1979N Conrad, Joseph "Heart of Darkness" (Film: Apocalypse Now)
1980F Hardy, Thomas "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" (Film Title: Tess)
1981N Fowles, John "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
1984N Forster, E.M. "A Passage to India"
1985A Dinesen, Isak "Out of Africa" (Best Picture)
1985N Walker, Alice "The Color Purple"
1986A Forster, E.M. "A Room With a View"
1992A Forster, E.M. "Howards End"
1993A Keneally, Thomas "Schindler's Ark" (Schindler's List) (Best Film) 
1993F Ishiguro, Kazuo "The Remains of the Day"
1995A Austen, Jane "Sense and Sensibility"
1996N Shakespeare, William "Hamlet"
2000N Harris, Joanne "Chocolat"
2000N Homer "Odyssey"
20001N Hornby, Nick "About a Boy"
2002L Zweig, Stefanie "Nirgendwo in Afrika" (Nowhere in Africa)
2003L de Loo, Tessa "De tweeling" (Twin Sisters)
2006N James, P.D. "The Children of Men"
2007N McEwan "Atonement"
2008N Schlink, Bernhard "The Reader"
2008A Swarup, Vikas "Q & A" (Slumdog Millionaire) (Best Picture)
2010FA Logue, Mark & Conradi, Peter "The King’s Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy" (Film Title: The King's Speech) (Best Picture)
2011F Stockett, Kathryn "The Help"
2012F Hugo, Victor "Les Misérables"

A - Award for Best Novel
N - Nomination for Best Novel
F - Nomination/Award for Best Picture
L - Nomination/Award for Best Foreign Language Picture

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