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  1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui Starring: Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer, Joely Richardson Director: David Fincher Category: III It's perhaps easy to be sceptical about David Fincher's take on the late Swedish writer Stieg Larsson's best-selling crime novel, given it's been just two years since Niels Arden Oplev delivered a Swedish-language adaptation that has ...

  2. Darkly Dreaming Dexter

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... Lindsay's Dexter novels, there is Serial Killer - a not especially scary man who kills lots of people, but often for a good cause. Kevin Costner was unusually excellent playing just such a mass ...

  3. Gold

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... word-of-mouth best-seller. His first novel, Incendiary, imagined what might happen to London during a terrorist attack. It was published shortly after the all-too-real terrorist attack on London ... urgency. This is a novel about the need for speed, and its costs. A thrilling and sobering reminder that occasionally we live better when we slow down. ...

  4. Jane Eyre (Film)

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... novel for modern audiences. The film opens as a horror-stricken Jane (Mia Wasikowska) runs across the Yorkshire moors. Those who know the novel may be confused by the grown-up protagonist, as the novel begins in childhood. But soon after she arrives at the home of St John Rivers, the movie switches to flashback mode, and Jane's sad tale is revealed. The casting is unexpected, ...

  5. Wealth of adventure in silver-lined sequel to classic tale

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Millen Silver By Andrew Motion Published by Jonathan Cape ISBN 978 0 224 09119 0 Treasure Island is a much-loved adventure novel written by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson in 1883. It tells the story of young Jim Hawkins who joins a gang of adventurers that sets sail to look for treasure on an island. Stevenson's novel contains one of the most famous fictional ...

  6. Man who made Christmas

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that readers all over the world have read and enjoyed for so many generations. Between 1836 and 1870, Dickens wrote nearly 20 novels, many of which are as widely read now as they were in Victorian ... didn't take off until something amazing happened in the year 1843. That was the year Dickens published a story called A Christmas Carol. A Christmas Carol Dickens published his novels ...

  7. FILM (1996)

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd The Island of Dr Moreau Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, David Thewlis Director: John Frankenheimer Originally a novel by H.G. Wells published in 1896, The Island of Dr Moreau has ... cheque,' he allegedly said. The film updates Wells' novel: set in 2010, the titular island is a place beyond the constraints of human law- legal, scientific, moral and ethical. Even before we ...

  8. Wuthering Heights (Film)

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau Emily Bront?s only novel, Wuthering Heights, has been adapted for the screen dozens of times. This most recent version is a moody, beautifully filmed costume drama. Mr Earnshaw (Paul Hilton) meets a homeless boy, and decides to bring him to Wuthering Heights, his family home. The boy, Heathcliff (James Howson), soon becomes close to Earnshaw's young daughter, ...

  9. Tragic first-love avoids clich?s

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau Wuthering Heights, Emily Bront?'s only novel, has been adapted for the screen dozens of times; this most recent version is a moody, beautifully filmed costume drama. Mr Earnshaw (Paul Hilton) meets a homeless boy, and decides to bring him to Wuthering Heights, his family home. The boy, Heathcliff (James Howson), soon becomes close to Earnshaw's young ...

  10. Red planet has whiff of cheese

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau Who is the first American who landed on Mars? John Carter from Virginia. Disney once again tries to turn a novel- A Princess of Mars, this time- into a blockbuster. Directed by Andrew Stanton, this action-packed sci-fi movie has been renamed after the main character, John Carter. Carter (Taylor Kitsch, pictured), loves to tell incredible adventure stories to his nephew. ...




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