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Angelina Jolie to play Kay Scarpetta

Angelina Jolie to play Kay Scarpetta – latimes.com: Jolie’s desire to play Scarpetta has revived prospects of a movie franchise that could begin shooting as early as next fall. In a surprise, Fox 2000 has decided to jettison the books in favor of an origins story written directly for the screen. Set in the present …

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For ‘Shutter Island,’ the wait may be worthwhile

For ‘Shutter Island,’ the wait may be worthwhile – latimes.com: Just six weeks before director Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel about the criminally insane was scheduled to hit theaters last October, Paramount Pictures pulled the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring movie from its year-end lineup. I had started seeing trailers for this movie last fall and …

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Sherlock Holmes, Shapeshifter – Robert Downey Jr.’s Version

Books – Sherlock Holmes, Shapeshifter – Robert Downey Jr.’s Version – NYTimes.com: Arthur Conan Doyle grew so to hate his greatest creation, Sherlock Holmes, that in 1893 he tried to kill him off, plunging him over the Reichenbach Falls. He called it ‘justifiable homicide,’ saying, ‘If I had not killed him, he would certainly have …

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Hollywood’s James Ellroy enigma

Hollywood’s James Ellroy enigma – Los Angeles Times “Which did you like better, the movie or the book?” Readers almost always choose the book. But because the book and film are different mediums, each with with its own traditions, requirements, and limitations, a direct comparison between the book and the movie is usually unfair or, …

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