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'Fifty Shades' directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson: Will it be good?
'Fifty Shades' directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson: Will it be good?

When it comes to "Fifty Shades of Grey," people in publishing tend to be of two minds: On the one hand, E.J. James' book is horribly written; on the other, it sold like crack-laced hotcakes. So it would make sense if there were some ambivalence this week when it was announced that the subsequent movie will go forward with Sam Taylor-Johnson as director. Except, among literary types and others, there has been a collective sense of appreciative surprise, sort of "Huh! This could be good." The Atlantic Wire called her "shockingly cool." Taylor-Johnson has made one feature film, the 2009 British indie "Nowhere Boy," a coming-of-age story about...

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