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   Movie Lists: Novels into Movies
      Not a complete list, but just a sampling of some of the best movies made from a novel.

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Blindness   (2008 - DVD)
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Gael Garcia Bernal, Danny Glover, Alice Braga, Don McKellar, Maury Chaykin, Mitchell Nye

From acclaimed director Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener) comes this extraordinarily intense and gritty thriller that will change your vision of the world forever. Led by a powerful all-star cast featuring Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo and Danny Glover, this unflinching story begins when a plague of blindness strikes and threatens all of humanity. One woman (Moore) feigns the illness to share an uncertain fate in quarantine, where society is breaking down as fast as their crumbling surroundings. Based on Nobel Prize-winning Jose Saramago's novel - let Blindness lead you on a journey where the only thing more terrifying than being blind is being the only one who can see.

Rated R for violence including sexual assaults, language and sexuality/nudityGenre: Drama  Run Time: 121 minutes   Release Date: 2/10/2009   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Breakfast on Pluto   (2006 - DVD)
Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson, Stephen Rea, Gavin Friday, Laurence Kinlan, Ruth Negga, Bryan Ferry, Ruth McCabe, Conor McEvoy, Bianca O'Connor, Emmet Lawlor, Eva Birthistle

Set in the 1970s, Breakfast on Pluto follows the exploits of Patrick Braden (Murphy), an endearing, but deceptively tough young man. Abandoned as a baby in his small Irish hometown and aware from a very early age that he is different, Patrick survives this harsh environment with the aid of his wit and charm, plus a sweet refusal to let anyone and anything change who he is.

Director Neil Jordan weaves a wonderfully surreal and magical tale to bring us this funny, moving and poignant rites of passage account of a young man enduring the trials and tribulations he faces with a smile and unwavering faith in the inherent goodness in us all.

Rated R for sexuality, language, some violence and drug useGenre: Drama  Run Time: 129 minutes   Release Date: 4/18/2006   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

City of Your Final Destination, The   (2010 - DVD)
Director: James Ivory
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Omar Metwally, Alexandra Lara, Kate Burton, Norma Aleandro, Hiroyuki Sanada

"(Director) James Ivory and cast make every scene flutter with feeling" (Village Voice) in The City of Your Final Destination. Merchant Ivory Productions' ravishing adaptaion of Peter Cameron's novel about a young academic who travels to South America in hopes of convincing a trio of literary heirs to grant him permission to write an authorized biography of famous deceased author Jules Gund.

When Omar (Omar Metwally) arrives unannounced in the exotic landscape of modern day Uruguay to woo Gund's family, he finds the late author's brother Adam (Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins), tart-tongued widow Caroline (Academy Award nominee Laura Linney), and shy, dreamy mistress Arden (Cannes Best Actress winner Charlotte Gainsbourg) living together on Gund's family estate Ocho Rios, cut off from the world and guarding a secret history.

Urged on by his girlfriend Deirdre (Alexandra Maria Lara), Omar begins to unravel the web of romance, betrayals and heartbreak that lies over the lush grounds of the family's retreat. As he struggles to gain the trust of the heirs, Omar finds himself seduced by the world of Ocho Rios and its inhabitants, and must come to terms with his own desire to break free of the life he's molded for himself but doesn't want to live.

Rated PG-13 for brief sexual situation with partial nudityGenre: Drama  Run Time: 118 minutes   Release Date: 8/17/2010   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Great Expectations   (1998 - DVD)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria, Anne Bancroft, Robert De Niro, Chris Cooper

The moment young Finn sets eyes on Estella, she becomes his inspiration and his obsession. Despite being warned, "she'll only break your heart," he vowed to win her love. Years later, thanks to a mysterious benefactor, aspiring artist Finn is off to New York, where he is reunited with the icy and beautiful Estella. When she agrees to model for him, Finn's dearest hopes may at last be realized-along with his darkest fears!

Rated R for language and some sexualityGenre: Drama  Run Time: 112 minutes   Release Date: 7/24/2001   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

House of Mirth, The    (2000 - DVD)
Director: Terrence Davies
Starring: Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Eric Stoltz, Laura Linney, Anthony LaPaglia, Elizabeth McGovern

Lily Bart is a socialite who discovers the precariousness of her position when her beauty and charm start attracting uninvited attention. Her search for a husband comes to a scandalous end when she is falsely accused of having an affair with a married man.

Rated PG for thematic materialGenre: Drama  Run Time: 140 minutes   Release Date: 5/29/2001   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Moby Dick   (2010 - DVD)
Director: Mark Barker
Starring: Ethan Hawke, William Hurt, Donald Sutherland, Gillian Anderson, Eddie Marsan, Charlie Cox, Billy Boyd

Herman Melville's classic tale comes to life like never before in this suspenseful and thrilling new adaptation. Welcome aboard the Pequod, a Nantucket whaling ship under the dubious command of Captain Ahab (William Hurt), a man obsessed with vengeance against a menacing beast that not only stole the lives of his former crew but continues to haunt him from the sea. Co-starring Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland and Primetime Emmy award winner Gillian Anderson, Moby Dick takes you on an epic journey into the deepest waters of the ocean - and the furthest reaches of sanity - in pursuit of the legendary white whale.

Not RatedGenre: Drama  Run Time: 184 minutes   Release Date: 10/4/2011   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Single Man, A   (2010 - Blu-ray)
Director: Tom Ford
Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

A Single Man is based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. Set in Los Angeles in 1962 at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, it is the story of a British college professor (Colin Firth) who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his longtime partner. The story is a romantic tale of love interrupted, the isolation that is an inherent part of the human condition, and, ultimately, the importance of the seemingly smaller moments in life.

Rated R for some disturbing images and nudity/sexual contentGenre: Drama  Run Time: 100 minutes   Release Date: 7/6/2010   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

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