Lenny Kravitz, Woody Harrelson, and Josh Hutcherson in 'The Hunger Games'/Photo: Murray Close/Lionsgate
What’s better than a conversation between two great talents? Here’s an interview between Heidi Julavits (author of The Vanishers) and Jennifer Egan (A Visit From the Goon Squad). And on a more historical note, apparently Aldous Huxley wrote this letter to George Orwell upon reading Nineteen Eighty-Four.
When American movies are released into foreign markets, sometimes their titles get lost in translation. For example, “Girl Interrupted” (based on the novel by Susanna Kaysen) is known in Japan as “17 Year-Old Girl’s Medical Chart.” And in Portugal, Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” becomes simply “The Man Who Killed His Mother.”
What To Expect When You’re Expecting is the latest in a long line of nonfiction books being shaped into mainstream films (other examples include “Fast Food Nation” and “He’s Just Not That Into You”), and it’s also one of those giant ensemble cast pieces like “New Year’s Eve,” which probably only get made because none of the stars have to work for more than three days. Here are some clips from the upcoming release. Will anyone look at the time-honored pregnancy manual the same way ever again?