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Academy Awards for Best Picture

02.19.2013, Uncategorized, by .

One of the most effective ways to sell more books is to have a movie based on it. The ad budgets for movies dwarfs books. Even a bad movie can create a book best-seller. People just say, “the movie really sucked but you should read the book.”

Generally the book is always better. A book can get much more detailed and develop the characters. A movie only lasts two hours. A book can last days.

Sure, some movies are better then the book. But those are the more visual ones.

There are nine movies up for Best Picture.

  • AMOUR – original¬†
  • ARGO – based of a Antonio Mendez’s book (non-fiction).
  • BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD – based on a play.
  • DJANGO UNCHAINED – original.
  • LES MISERABLES – based on the classic Victor Hugo book and inspired by the long running Broadway play.
  • LIFE OF PI – based on the award-winning novel from Yann Martel.
  • LINCOLN – based on a sliver of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography of Lincoln, A TEAM OF RIVALS.
  • SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK – based on the debut novel from Matthew Quick.
  • ZERO DARK THIRTY – original screenplay based on true events.

So five of the nine were based on books. Three based on novels and two true stories.

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