November's Books to Film

Anna Karenina, is the adaptation of the classic 19th century novel by Leo Tolstoy It explores the capacity for love. As one woman questions her happiness and marriage, change comes to all around her. Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson star in this holiday blockbuster.

Based on Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello, Hitchcock is story of Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and collaborator, Alma Reville, during their most daring filmmaking adventure --- that of Psycho. The story of their love and marriage is interwoven with the trials and tribulations involved in changing the genre of horror forever. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson.

Director Ang Lee's new epic Life of Pi is based on the Man Booker Prize winner by Yann Martel in which Pi, a zookeeper's son finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

Steven Spielberg helms his long-in-the-making biopic of Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln, with Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role. Tony Kushner penned this adaptation of Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln which chronicles the President's time in office between 1861 and 1865 as he dealt with personal demons and politics during the Civil War.

Midnight's Children is the adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel. On midnight of the night India declares independence, two boys are born. One to a wealthy couple and one to a poor couple. However, when the boys are switched in the hospital, they are fated to live one another's lives tied in with the new life of India as an independent country.

Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano has lost everything - his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet - and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Julia Stiles star in this adaptation of Matthew Quick's The Silver Linings Playbook.


Life of Pi may be destined to be a "new classic". This novel was required reading for my daughter's 9th grade AP English class!

Are you taking her to see it? Pretty good reviews...