Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Is the Film Better than the Book?

The new George Clooney film, "Up in the Air," has landed six Golden Globe nominations, including for best picture drama. I have not seen the film, but I did read Walter Kirn's book of the same title. It was a reasonably fun read with some none-too-subtle social commentary. But I did not consider the book particularly important or memorable. Perhaps this is a case where the film is better than the book? Unfortunately, I am unlikely to answer that question, as I see very few films, and this one would not be at the top of my list.

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