Books At The Academy Awards

February 25, 2008

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to the recent media, you might have already learned that the Oscars were literally inundated–literally. Movies that were adapted from books took home more than a handful of the golden statuettes last night. The big winner was No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy which was adapted for the screen by those famous Coen Brothers (Ethan and Joel), who, by the way, have recently bought the rights to film Michael Cabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union. Given how good the book is, it could be a great movie. Other books that brought home the gold last night included Atonement by Ian McEwan, The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum, There Will Be Blood which was adapted from Upton Sinclair’s Oil! and The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman