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The Vow

Movie Release Date: 2012
Directed By: Michael Sucsy
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum and Sam Neill
Movie plot:

A car accident puts Paige (McAdams) in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo (Tatum) works to win her heart again. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: January 1st, 2000
Originally Published as: The Vow: The Kim & Krickitt Carpenter Story
Written By: Kim Carpenter, Krickett Carpenter (with John Perry)
Book Description:

The life that Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew was shattered on November 24, 1993, two months after their marriage, when their car was hit from behind by a fast-moving truck. A massive head injury left Krickitt in a coma for weeks. When she finally emerged from the coma, she recognized everyone but Kim. The Vow is the true tale of the reconstruction of two lives and a marriage after a life-changing event. – From ‘B&H Publishing Group’ book jacket

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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Books - 2000, Movies - 2012

 

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My Week With Marilyn

Movie Release Date: November 23rd, 2011
Directed By: Simon Curtis
Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh
Movie plot:

Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier’s, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl. – imdb.com

Based on: “The Prince, The Showgirl and Me” (1995) and “My Week with Marilyn” (2000)
Written By: Colin Clark
“The Prince, The Showgirl and Me” Book Description:

When Colin Clark left college in the 1950s, he got a job as a gofer on the set of the movie The Prince and the Showgirl, starring Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier. The film should have been a box office smash, but even before cameras rolled, things began going wrong–and Clark recorded it all in this beguiling, fly-on-the-wall diary. – From ‘Vhps Hardcover’ book jacket

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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in Books - 1995, Books - 2000, Movies - 2011

 

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close


Movie Release Date: January 20th, 2012
Directed By: Stephen Daldry
Starring: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock
Movie plot:

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player, and pacifist searches New York for the lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father when he was killed in the September 11 attacks. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: April 1st, 2005
Written By: Jonathan Safran Foer
Book Description:

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts on an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey.- From ‘Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’ book jacket

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Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Books - 2005, Movies - 2012

 

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A Dangerous Method

Movie Release Date: November 23rd, 2011
Directed By: David Cronenburg
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen
Movie plot:

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: 1993
Originally Published as: A Most Dangerous Method: The Story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein
Written By: John Kerr
Book Description:

This explosive, revelatory history of the early years of psychoanalysis shows that the bitterly unresolvable split between Jung and Freud pivoted around a former patient and lover of Jung’s whose story and own potentially important theoretical contributions to psychoanalysis were blocked by both men. – From ‘Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group’ book jacket

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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Books - 1993, Movies - 2011

 

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Snow White and The Huntsman

Movie Release Date: June 1st, 2012
Directed By: Rupert Sanders
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron
Movie plot:

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: Unknown
Originally Published as: Schneewittchen und die sieben Zwerge / Snow White & The Seven Dwarves
Written By: Brothers Grimm (best known version)

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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Books, Movies - 2012

 

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What’s Your Number?

Movie Release Date: September 30th, 2011
Directed By: Mark Mylod
Starring: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor
Movie plot:

A woman looks back at the past twenty men she’s had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: June 22nd, 2006
Originally Published as: 20 Times A Lady
Written By: Karyn Bosnak
Book Description:

How many men does it take to find true love?

Delilah Darling’s magic number was supposed to be twenty. She always thought she’d find the perfect guy by the time she’d slept with twenty of them. But when she wakes up naked in her disgusting boss’s bed after a drunken night out, she’s filled with regret — and realizes she’s hit her self-imposed limit. Unwilling to up her number but unable to imagine a life of celibacy, Delilah does what any girl in her situation would do: she tracks down every man she’s ever slept with in a last-ditch effort to make it work with one of them.

A hilarious romp through Delilah’s past loves, 20 Times a Lady proves that in the end, numbers don’t matter. True love will come when you’re open and ready to accept it. – From ‘HarperCollins Publishers’ book jacket

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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Books - 2006, Movies - 2011

 

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