68 search results for Adapted Screenplay


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    2011 Original and Adapted Screenplay Oscar Contenders

    Type: Gallery | Date: Friday, Nov 26, 2010

    Long known as one of the more progressive branches of the Academy, the writer...
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    84th Academy Awards nominations

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012

    A complete list of this year's honorees
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    2013 Best Screenplay Contenders

    Type: Gallery | Date: Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012

    Pro: No branch of the Academy is friendlier towards foreign-language fare tha...
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    'Up in the Air' wins USC Scripter Award, will 'In the Loop' deny it Oscar?

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, Feb 8, 2010

    Few accurate early races for the Best Adapted Screenplay category this season
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    Where the Wild Things Are - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010

    Max Records enters the world of the Wild Things, and eventually becomes their king
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    Armageddon [Blu-ray]

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010

    Ben Affleck and Bruce Willis are sent into space to blow up an asteroid set to destroy Earth
  • Amadeus - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010

    For this film adaptation of Peter Shaffer's Broadway hit, director Milos Forman returned to the city of Prague that he'd left behind during the Czech political crises of 1968, bringing along his usual cinematographer and fellow Czech expatriate, Miroslav Ondricek. Amadeus is an expansion of a Viennese "urban legend" concerning the death of 18th-century musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. From the vantage point of an insane asylum, aging royal composer Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) recalls the events of three decades earlier, when the young Mozart (Tom Hulce) first gained favor in the court of Austrian emperor Joseph II (Jeffrey Jones). Salieri was incensed that God would bless so vulgar and obnoxious a young snipe as Mozart with divine genius. Why was Salieri--so disciplined, so devoted to his art, and so willing to toady to his superiors--not touched by God? Unable to match Mozart's talent, Salieri uses his influence in court to sabotage the young upstart's career. Disguising himself as a mysterious benefactor, Salieri commissions the backbreaking "Requiem," which eventually costs Mozart his health, wealth, and life. Among the film's many pearls of dialogue, the best line goes to the Emperor, who rejects a Mozart composition on the grounds that it has "too many notes." Amadeus won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor for F. Murray Abraham. In 2002, the film received a theatrical re-release as "Amadeus: The Director's Cut," a version that includes 20 minutes of additional footage. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
  • Howards End - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009

    One of the best Ismail Merchant/James Ivory films, this adaptation of E. M. Forster's classic 1910 novel shows in careful detail the injuriously rigid British class consciousness of the early 20th century. The film's catalyst is "poor relation" Margaret Schlegel (Emma Thompson), who inherits part of the estate of Ruth Wilcox (Vanessa Redgrave), an upper-class woman whom she had befriended. The film's principal characters are divided by caste: aristocratic industrial Henry Wilcox (Anthony Hopkins); middle-echelon Margaret and her sister Helen (Helena Bonham Carter); and working-class clerk Leonard Bast (Sam West) and his wife (Nicola Duffett). The personal and social conflicts among these characters ultimately result in tragedy for Bast and disgrace for Wilcox, but the film's wider theme remains the need, in the words of the novel's famous epigram, to "only connect" with other people, despite boundaries of gender, class, or petty grievance. Filmed on a proudly modest budget, Howards End offers sets, spectacles, and costumes as lavish as in any historical epic. Nominated for 9 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, the film took home awards for Thompson as Best Actress, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's adapted screenplay, and Luciana Arrighi's art direction. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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    The Princess Bride (Blu-ray)

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Mar 17, 2009

    A classic fairytale with a princess, a prince, a giant, and some pirates for good measure
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    Up In The Air

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010

    George Clooney stars in this Oscar nominated role as a traveling businessman whose whole outlook on life is about to change due to a downsizing in his industry
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