Holiday Movie Season Begins Today

The holiday movie season kicks off today and three of the big movies are based on books (The Hollywood Reporter rounds up their reviews of all the films opening today):

Movie Title: A Dangerous Method

Director: David Cronenberg


Viggo Mortensen … Sigmund Freud

Keira Knightley … Sabina Spielrein

Michael Fassbender … Carl Jung

Based on: A Most Dangerous Method by John Kerr (RH, 1993)


A Dangerous Method (Movie Tie-in Edition): The Story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein (Vintage)
John Kerr
Retail Price: $16.95
Paperback: 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage – (2011-10-25)
ISBN / EAN: 0307950271 / 9780307950277

Audio from AudioGo, 11/2011)

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Title: Hugo 

Director: Martin Scorsese

Based on: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Format: Live action, 3-D

Starring: Jude Law, Chloe Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Emily Mortimer and Michael Stuhlbarg

iTunes Site, with trailers and show times


The Hugo Movie Companion
Brian Selznick
Retail Price: $19.99
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press – (2011-10-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0545331552 / 9780545331555


Nov 23, 2011

Movie Title: My Week with Marilyn

Director: Simon Curtis


Michelle Williams … Marilyn Monroe

Kenneth Branagh … Sir Laurence Olivier

Eddie Redmayne … Colin Clark

Judi Dench … Dame Sybil Thorndike

Based on: My Week with Marilyn (2000), a memoir by Colin Clark (the son of Sir. Kenneth Clark, best known for the classic BBC documentary, Civilization, recently re-released in HD). It caused a sensation when it was published in the UK ten years ago. It’s been released for the first time here,  as both a hardcover and audio tie-in (also on OverDrive).

Official Movie Site:


My Week with Marilyn
Colin Clark
Retail Price: $16.00
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Weinstein Books – (2011-10-04)
ISBN / EAN: 1602861498 / 9781602861497

Audio; Dreamscape

Today is just the beginning, three dozen movies will open through Christmas Day, aimed both at families and at Oscar consideration. Entertainment Weekly‘s Jess Cagle offers his assessment of the top twelve (8 of which are based on books) on the CBS Early Show (for tie-ins, check our list of Upcoming Movies Based on Books, with Tie-ins).


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