And The Oscar Goes To…



Oscar Nominations were announced this week, and some of the most interesting and diverse categories are always Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay. This year’s nominees in these categories include Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris), George Clooney (The Ides of March) and Michael Hazanavicius (for The Artist, a silent film – curious).


 


If you could adapt any writer’s work for a screenplay, who and what would it be?  Emma Thompson chose Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility to great acclaim, noted director John Huston adapted Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, and Joel and Ethan Cohen took a stab at adapting Homer’s The Odyssey for the big screen.  What would you choose?  Share your comments before Oscar night!