Saturday, March 22, 2008

Books Turned Into Movies: Snow Angels by Stewart O'Nan starring Kate Beckinsale

Snow Angels

The Book: Snow Angels was Stewart O'Nan's first novel, released in 2004. It was released to great reviews. The NY Times wrote: "Stunning . . . A truthful and deeply sad picture of the American hinterland, which has lost religion and maybe also lost its capacity for sustained love. . . . Wonderfully effective . . . O'Nan sees with a vengeance."

The Movie: Snow Angels is a 2008 film starring Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale. It was directed by David Gordon Green, who also wrote the screenplay adapted from Stewart O'Nan's novel of the same title. The film premiered in the dramatic competition at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. It is a character driven film centered around several characters dealing with loss of innocence in a small town.

For an interview with a favorite of mine, Amy Sedaris, who talks about the novel, the movie, and her experience playing Barb in the movie,


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