Friday, February 29, 2008

Oscar-winning novels

No doubt you've heard by now that No Country for Old Men won the Oscar for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards. The movie is based on Cormac McCarthy's novel by the same name, which is a hot item at APL right now. Over the years, quite a few novels have inspired Best Pictures. Check out the books or movies at your local library!

1930 - All Quiet on the Western Front
1931 - Cimarron
1935 - Mutiny on the Bounty
1939 - Gone with the Wind
1940 - Rebecca
1941 - How Green Was My Valley
1945 - The Lost Weekend
1946 - The Best Years of Our Lives
1947 - Gentleman's Agreement
1949 - All the King's Men
1953 - From Here to Eternity
1956 - Around the World in 80 Days
1957 - The Bridge over the River Kwai
1958 - Gigi
1959 - Ben-Hur
1963 - Tom Jones
1967 - In the Heat of the Night
1968 - Oliver!
1969 - Midnight Cowboy
1972 - The Godfather I
1974 - The Godfather II
1975 - One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
1979 - Kramer vs. Kramer
1980 - Ordinary People
1983 - Terms of Endearment
1990 - Dances With Wolves
1991 - The Silence of the Lambs
1994 - Forrest Gump
1996 - The English Patient
2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2007 - No Country for Old Men

2 comments:

April Boland said...

I love "The Best Years of Our Lives" but I didn't know it was a novel.

Thanks!

patrick said...

just saw no country for old men; it's unassumingly unconventional and yet (thankfully) never over the top... all in all the Coen brothers deserve their Oscars, well done indeed.