The 94th American Film Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. How can the results of her book lovers please her? Of course, the list of nominees and winners who were removed from the books. IN this time there were a lot of screenplays for the Oscars.
Last season, the film industry was still feeling the effects of pandemic restrictions. Therefore, there were fewer high-profile prime ministers than we would have liked. And yet the list of Oscar nominees turned out to be decent. IN a remake of the French film “The Lingerie Family” won the hard fight – “CODA: The Child of Deaf Parents” directed by Shan Heider.
Among the contenders for victory in various nominations were films based on books. As practice has shown, filming – a proven way not only to raise the box office, but also to win over critics of the main award in the field of film business. The main film record this time was the film adaptation of “Dune” by Denis Villeneuve, which received 6 figurines.
So, we present the films based on the books that won the Oscar in 2022 year:
- “Dune” – Best Cinematography (Greg Fraser), Best Visual Effects, Best Sound, Best Original Soundtrack (Hans Zimmer), Best Editing (Joe Walker), Best Production Designer
- “The power of the dog” – Best Director (Jane Campion)
- West Side Story – Best Supporting Actress (Ariana DeBoss)
- “It’s not time to die” – best song (No Time To Die Billy Isle)
- Cruella – The best costumes
- “Get behind the wheel of my car” – best film in a foreign language (Japan)
In the gallery you can read more about these film adaptations.
“The Power of the Dog” was filmed by Netflix based on the novel of the same name by American writer Thomas Savage. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst. According to the plot, brothers Phil and George own the richest ranch in the Montana Valley. They are not similar to each other either externally or internally, but their relationship is stronger than the bonds of kinship and partnership. The idyll between them comes to an end when George secretly marries a widow with a child, the owner of a local roadside hotel. Upon learning of this, Phil decides to do anything to destroy their marriage and return to their former measured life.
Steven Spielberg’s romantic drama West Side Story – the second full-length adaptation of the eponymous Broadway musical of 1957 year. It, in turn, is based on William Shakespeare’s classic play “Romeo and Juliet.” The action takes place in the late 1950s in New York. It is on the streets of this city that the confrontation between two street gangs will unfold in the spirit of the struggle between Montecchi and Capuletti from Shakespeare’s tragedy. A young man and a girl from warring factions, such as Romeo and Juliet, will have to fall in love with each other in spite of everything. But how will their love story end?
The film “Dune” – the most anticipated premiere of recent years. Denis Villeneuve’s painting tells the story of the Atreides’ house on the desert planet Arrakis. This is a place on the outskirts of the universe – the cause of almost all intergalactic conflicts. The most important resource is extracted here – melange. IN as a result of the seizure of power on the planet, Paul, the heir of the Atreides, is forced to flee and hide, and this becomes the beginning of his epic journey.
The film “No Time to Die” is based on an untranslated novel from a series of books about James Bond, High Time to Kill by Raymond Benson. Author – one of those who continued to write about the adventures of the agent 007 after the death of its creator, the writer Jan Fleming.
According to the plot “It’s not time to die”, Bond left the service and leads a quiet life on the island of Jamaica. Suddenly, his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA comes to him. He needs the help of an agent in rescuing a kidnapped scientist. However, this mission is more dangerous than originally thought. Bond falls into the trap of a mysterious villain who has a dangerous biological weapon.
“Cruella” is not exactly a film adaptation. It is inspired by one of the most famous book villains, Cruella (Stervella) De Ville from the book “101 Dalmatian »Dodi Smith. The creators of the picture offer their version of Cruella’s story before she became a kidnapper of spotted puppies.
According to the plot, a girl named Estella remains an orphan as a result of the tragedy. When she reached London alone, she met two boys – street crooks Jasper and Horace. After 10 years old Estella, eager to conquer the world of fashion in spite of everything, cunningly settles in a fashionable department store. There she attracts the attention of fashion designer Baroness, who takes the girl to her staff of designers.
The Japanese film “Get behind the wheel of my car” is based on the story of the same name by Haruki Murakami from the collection “Men without Women” (2014). She tells the story of a director Yusuke, who is invited to stage “Uncle Vanya” for the theater festival. There is one condition: according to the contract, he cannot drive a car himself. Yusuke is provided with a driver – Misaki’s silent girl. They spend several hours a day together. During this time, the hero begins to rethink his relationship with his wife, with whom he lived, it seemed to him, happily until her sudden death. IN Misaki, in turn, tries to deal with his own difficult past.
Now let’s talk about a kind of outsiders of the “Oscar 2022” among the film adaptations. IN Guillermo del Toro was among those deprived of the ceremony. His adaptation of the noir “Alley of Nightmares” received 4 nominations, but did not take a single statuette. As many as 3 The awards could be given for the film adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel The Stranger’s Daughter. The same failure in three categories awaited the film “Macbeth” by Joel Cohen, based on the play of the same name by Shakespeare.
In the nomination “Best Costume Design” “Cruelle” competed the picture “Cyrano” – Adaptation of the play “Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmond Rostan. Missed the statuette for makeup and hairstyles fashion drama “Gucci House”, based on the novel by Sarah Gay Forden “Gucci House”. A sensational story of murder, madness, glamor and greed. ”
The best visual effects, according to critics, were in the “Dune”. She lost to the masters in this regard, the Marvel studio. Their comics “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home” were left without awards.
We will also add one near-literature bonus related to this year’s award. Will Smith, named the best actor for his role in “King Richard” by film academics, released in 2021 year its first bestseller. “Will. What can a simple guy who has become the highest paid actor in Hollywood teach us? Is an autobiographical story written by him together with the author of the book “The Fine Art of Pofigism” Mark Manson.
In a year the Film Academy will again distribute cherished statuettes. Stay tuned for updates “Movies based on books 2022 year » in the section “Screenings”to know in advance about potential Oscar winners.