The Book Is Better

by Ruby on January 28, 2011

In the Los Angeles area, movies are a big deal. Not everyone watches them – heck, not everyone even likes them – but it’s a part of the culture. The Academy Award nominees, announced this week, were for the most part not that surprising. What did surprise me, though, is how many of these movies were based on books!

Many of them take their scripts directly from various types of literature, both fiction and non-fiction. Others were inspired by a certain author or title. Inception was one of these: Christopher Nolan was inspired by the work of Jorge Luis Borges when writing the script.

For all of you who solidly believe the book is always better than the movie, here’s a list of nominees and their corresponding titles.

Did I miss anything? Has anyone read any of these books AND seen the movie? How do they compare?

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