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This Book Will Make a Great Movie!
"These books all have something in common: someone thought the book would make a terrific film. Were they right? Let's see if you recognize the book, or the film, or the author."
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Dr Lauren Slaughter is a researcher at the Arab-Anglo Institute in London. Discriminated against by her boss, feeling that her career is at a standstill, she falls into a second job. The job happens to be with an escort service, and subsequently Lauren Slaughter becomes involved with some very dangerous people. The film stars Sigourney Weaver and Michael Caine. Taken from a 1984 novel titled "Half Moon Street", the chilling story was written by an author who often writes travel books in addition to fiction. Name the author.
William Least Heat Moon
Brenda, a white woman living in a mostly black neighborhood, reports that her son has been kidnapped. She is wounded as well, and claims the attackers were black men. The community is up-in-arms due to recent similar crimes. Lorenzo, an African American police detective, is on the case, and there are some inconsistencies in Brenda's story. Julianne Moore and Samuel L. Jackson star in the 2006 film based on a Richard Price novel. Do you know which it is?
This 1997 film stars the one and only Pam Grier. Grier plays 44-year-old stewardess Jackie Brown, with a paycheck so paltry she's forced to smuggle money into the U.S. for Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), an arms dealer and cold-blooded killer. She gets caught by the feds, is bailed out by a bondsman who falls in love with Jackie at first sight, and the threatened by ominous Ordell. Next comes how Jackie Brown outsmarts everyone else in the movie. Who wrote the novel on which the film, titled "Jackie Brown", is based?
This 1990 film is based on a clever book written in 1987 by a well-known actress and writer. It's the semi-autobiographical story of an actress with a substance abuse problem (played by Meryl Streep), and her rocky relationship with her boozing actress mother (Shirley MacLaine). "Postcards From the Edge" was written by Carrie Fisher. Who is Carrie Fisher's real-life mother?
Elmore Leonard wrote the novel on which this film is based. Jack Foley is a bank robber who is attempting to escape from prison. Karen Sisco is a U.S. Marshal who is in the wrong place at the wrong time, gets locked a car trunk with Foley, and guess what happens! (They like each other.) George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez star in the film, and there's some great chemistry between them. Name the film, released in 1998.
Out of Sight
Denzel Washington plays John Creasy, a burnt-out, alcoholic ex-government agent/assassin who is now working in Mexico City as a bodyguard, protecting a young girl named Lupita. She's a charming little girl, and they become close. Mexico City is plagued by a terrible wave of constant daily kidnappings, and Lupita's family is concerned for her safety. Soon their worst fears are realized, and Creasy sets out to find Lupita's abductors. The film was taken from A.J. Quinnell's 1980 novel, "Man on Fire". Who portrays young Lupita in the film?
This 1992 movie is based on a novel by Michael Tolkin, and probably has more famous faces in it than ever yet seen in a film. Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) is a hotshot Hollywood studio executive, and he has the world by the tail, but he rejects a script by a struggling writer, soon afterward the writer dies, and Griffin is involved. Now he's being blackmailed, and Detective Susan Avery (Whoopi Goldberg) is after him. The film is "The Player" and it was directed by one of Hollywood's finest. Name this star-studded film's director.
Charley Partanna is a hitman for the Prizzi mob, who dumps his long-time girlfriend Maerose Prizzi for another woman. The woman is Irene Walker, a "tax consultant" who turns out to be a killer for hire as well. This leads to some interesting complications. Richard Condon wrote the 1983 book, "Prizzi's Honor", on which the movie is based. The question is: who plays Maerose Prizzi in the film? Hint: She was awarded an Oscar for her performance.
"Not Without My Daughter" is a 1991 film based on a true story written by a woman named Betty Mahmoody. Betty is an American who marries Moody, an Iranian doctor practicing in the U.S., and he takes her to Iran, in spite of her misgivings, to meet his family. Soon Moody informs her that they will be staying in Iran for good. He becomes angry and brutal with her, and she is desperate to escape. But if Betty wants to leave, she'll have to leave their daughter behind. The book and the film tell the story of her struggle to return to the United States, with her daughter. Which actress portrays Betty Mahmoody in the film?
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein wrote this book in 1974. It's the true-life story of the Watergate scandal, which had Americans glued to the television for many months. What a cast: the bumbling burglars, the earnest reporters, an embattled president and the men who surrounded him, and to top it off, Deep Throat. This fascinating story was made into a film starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the reporters that wouldn't give up on the story. Woodward and Bernstein wrote the book-what was the title of the book and the 1976 film?
All the President's Men
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