The movie Albert Nobbs, starring Glenn Close as a woman passing as a man in 19th C Dublin, picked up two Golden Globe nominations this week, for Best Actress (Close) and Best Supporting Actress (Janet McTeer, who also plays a woman passing as a man). It’s probably the least-known of the films in either category, having just opened in a limited run in New York and Los Angeles this week. Reviews just beginning (the New York Times is enthusiastic, but USA Today is not). After its Oscar-qualifying run, it opens across the country on Jan. 27

The movie is based on a long short story (the tie-in is labelled a “novella”), The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs, by the Irish wirter, George Moore. It was published in his 1927 collection, Celibate Lives. Close played the character on stage nearly 30 years ago and has been working for years to turn it in to a film.

The movie tie-in releases today.

Albert Nobbs: A Novella
George Moore
Retail Price: $10.00
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) – (2011-12-21)
ISBN / EAN: 0143122525 / 9780143122524


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