‘The Counselor’ has quite the roster – one of those movies where stars take a break from being stars and settle into being part of a killer ensemble.
In our study of the art of adaptation, we’ve noticed that some actors are more bookish than others, regularly popping up as characters first imagined on the page. And rising to the head of this literary class are Cate Blanchett and Emma Thompson. But which of these Oscar-winning actresses has better perfected the art of adaptation? Here, we bring you a friendly head-to-head competition to crown one of these literary ladies as the Queen of Book-to-Screen.
October 30 marks the bicentenary of the publication of Sense and Sensibility — and thus our enduring love affair with Jane Austen. Drafting a manuscript called Elinor and Marianne around 1795, Austen returned to it at some point in the next decade and completed the version we know now in 1810. At her expense, the Military Library publishing house printed the book, in the era’s traditional three volumes, in 1811 — her first published work. Modestly attributed to “a Lady,” the novel sold well, beginning a remarkable literary legacy …