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Joel Coen
From page to soundstage: Award-contending films based on books
From page to soundstage: Award-contending films based on books

Long before Hollywood became obsessed with superheroes, the studios looked to the publishing world for content and inspiration. That turned out to be the case this year when a number of books — novels and nonfiction — got turned into prestige films. Here are eight awards contenders that are based on books, some of which spent years on the bestseller lists while others flew under the cultural radar. We look at the key similarities and differences between the book and screen versions. Warning: spoilers ahead! 'American Sniper' The book: A 2012 memoir by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice.A nonfiction bestseller. The scenario: A Navy SEAL marksman...

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