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The Bell Jar Gets a Movie, and 5 More Biopics About Women Writers

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The Bell Jar Gets a Movie, and 5 More Biopics About Women Writers

Sylvia Plath is one of modern literature’s most celebrated, complicated women, which is why it’s astonishing that it has taken this long for...
5 Classics Available for 50% Off in the Criterion Collection Sale

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5 Classics Available for 50% Off in the Criterion Collection Sale

The name Criterion Collection has been synonymous with quality of presentation since the company started working in Laserdiscs in the ’80s. Whatever...
A Book For Every Kind of Awards Night Watcher

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A Book For Every Kind of Awards Night Watcher

The 88th Academy Awards®, hosted by Chris Rock, will begin at 5:30 p.m. PST this Sunday, and will end sometime in March. But since, in the grand...
5 Books Totally Unlike their Adaptations

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5 Books Totally Unlike their Adaptations

There’s a reason we refer to filmed versions of novels as adaptations: the act is always transformative, and even when producers seek to maintain the...

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4 Classic Lit-Inspired 90s Movies We Love

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4 Classic Lit-Inspired 90s Movies We Love

The 90s weren’t all grunge rock, Snackwells, and Doc Martens. They were also a golden era for classic-lit inspired movies, each of them given a...
Celebrate The Sound of Music‘s 50th Anniversary By Falling In Love With It All Over Again

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Celebrate The Sound of Music‘s 50th Anniversary By Falling In Love With It All Over Again

The Sound of Music first enchanted moviegoers a half century ago, with its epic musical arrangements, sweeping Austrian vistas, and an unforgettable...
Liked That Movie? You’ll LOVE This Book!

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Liked That Movie? You’ll LOVE This Book!

Because movie lovers are often book lovers, too, we’ve got must-reads for fans of some of the year’s biggest movies. When you’re done...

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What to Give Your Favorite Wes Anderson Fan this Season

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What to Give Your Favorite Wes Anderson Fan this Season

What do you get the hipster-with-heart on your gift list? The one who’s seen every Wes Anderson movie, from the totally indie short films to the...
Here Are the Books Hitting the Big Screen in 2015

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Here Are the Books Hitting the Big Screen in 2015

If it weren’t for books, movie theaters would be a whole lot less interesting. From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, to Gone Girl, to Unbroken, the most...

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5 Reasons Only Paul Thomas Anderson Could’ve Adapted Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice

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5 Reasons Only Paul Thomas Anderson Could’ve Adapted Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice

The novels of Thomas Pynchon have generally been considered unfilmable. Dense, chaotic, cerebral—Pynchon’s oeuvre is composed of novels that don’t...
5 Long Books that Deserve their Own Movie Series

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5 Long Books that Deserve their Own Movie Series

Good books sometimes get turned into movies. And good long books (The Hobbit, I’m looking at you), or good books that are especially action-packed...
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Rebuilds the Mockingjay From the Boots Up

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Rebuilds the Mockingjay From the Boots Up

If the Hob still existed, everyone (read: Greasy Sae) would be gossiping about whether or not they can survive Mockingjay being chopped in half for the...

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