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Oscar for Best Picture: a literary quiz

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Oscar for Best Picture: a literary quiz

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The Oscar for Best Picture will be awarded Sunday, and to get in the mood, here’s a quiz on the nominees’ literary heritage. Many of the top movies were adapted from books — reaffirming the enormous creativity and storytelling power found on the printed page. For our quiz, match each movie title to the author of the book from which it was adapted. (No Googling!) Leave your answers as a comment; we’ll send one lucky winner a paperback of “Crazy Heart” — another great adaptation that got three nominations.


1. The Blind Side (Best picture)

2. An Education (Best picture)

3. Up in the Air (Best picture)

4. Precious (Best picture)

5. Julie and Julia (Best Actress)

6. Crazy Heart (Best Actor)


a. Walter Kim

b. Michael Lewis

c. Thomas Cobb

d. Sapphire

e. Julie Powell 

f. Lynn Barber


John Taube

Allegany County Library System
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