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  • Alex Meyer
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    Many great books have been turned into movies, but there are many more that have yet to be adapted from page to screen. What is one book out there that you really love that currently has no plans to be made into a movie that you really want to see? For me, the novel of choice is The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.

    The Snow Child tells story of a childless farm couple in Alaska in the year 1920, who come to theorize that a little girl that frequently wanders around their property may be a real-life snow child, similar to the ones described in fairy tales. The novel received all sorts of critical praise (and it was Ms. Ivey’s debut novel as well), and was even shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Not only did I see a lot of cinematic potential for a film version of this novel while reading it, I even created what I feel would be the perfect cast for a film version of this novel. That’s how good it really is.

    But what about you? What books would you like to see made into movies?

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    I’m kinda surprised “City of Thieves” by David Benioff hasn’t been turned into a movie. It’s a very accessible coming-of-age story set during the German siege of Leningrad during World War II. A good adaptation would be pure Oscar bait, and the author is already an industry insider since he’s a showrunner on “Game of Thrones.”

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    Alex Meyer
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    Never heard of that book. I’ll have to check it out.

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    GusCruz
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    I’m not going to name a particular book, but Jonathan Franzen’s work should be brought to cinema more often.

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    Alex Meyer
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    I’m not going to name a particular book, but Jonathan Franzen’s work should be brought to cinema more often.

    I know there’s been attempts to turn The Corrections into a movie or miniseries that haven’t gotten off the ground. Purity is being adapted into a miniseries starring Daniel Craig.

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    babypook
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    I thought I had answered this question in this thread. Hmmmm….
    I’ll say,
    Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. This is her first novel, and it is a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Novel. These are the highest awards given to a science fiction works, and it is an amazing achievement to win both.

    I’d love to see a visionary director, (because that is what it would take) to turn this astonishing work into a high-calibre film.
    Intensely human, humane, and one for humanity.

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    GusCruz
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    I’m not going to name a particular book, but Jonathan Franzen’s work should be brought to cinema more often.

    I know there’s been attempts to turn The Corrections into a movie or miniseries that haven’t gotten off the ground. Purity is being adapted into a miniseries starring Daniel Craig.

    I didn’t know either of those things and I’m excited now, but I still want something for the big screen.

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