Books-to-film: there seems to be a veritable explosion of books being made into movies these days. In fact, many films that recently received Oscar nominations were based on books, including War Horse, Hugo and Tinker Tanker Soldier Spy (the latter for best actor, Gary Oldman).
My book-to-film pick is We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. The novel is sharp, disturbing and approaches the issue of school violence from a very unique perspective, as a woman recounts her ambivalent feelings toward motherhood and her subsequent feelings of responsibility for the actions of her son, who goes on a vicious killing spree at his high school. The film, starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller, is due out in theatres this month, and previews promise quite an intense ride.
What is your favourite book-to-film adaptation?