Alice Sebold


One of the biggest cinematic disasters in recent years is, without a doubt, Peter Jackson‘s adaptation of The Lovely Bones. The word “disaster” gets hyperbolically thrown around too often, but that film earns the title. Jackson bit off far more than he could chew, which is only one of the few major problems with the ’09 release. The book isn’t exactly cinematic, so all of the film’s faithful-to-a-fault problems made sense. Jackson tried to cram a whole lot into a two-hour-and-so runtime, including some of the hokier-sounding aspects of the book. Through the blockbuster visionary’s eyes, Susie  Salmon having fun in that bland CG heaven could not have been more tonally wrong. If only a director knew that the book doesn’t lend itself to film too well… Well, one director did know that: Lynne Ramsay. The indie darling was once attached to helm the film and turned in several drafts, even before the book was published. Once the book hit big, her greater and less faithful-sounding adaptation went out the window. It wasn’t an easy experience for Ramsay, and I almost felt bad for probably being the thousandth person to ask her about it. However, I was less interested in the politics of the situation and more intrigued by how she was going to handle the sprawling structure. After I asked what her script was like and mentioned how the book isn’t very cinematic, the director – who I was talking to about her fantastic new film, We Need to […]



Paramount has released the first trailer The Lovely Bones, an adaptation of the wildly popular novel by Alice Sebold by director Peter Jackson.



A few new shots from The Lovely Bones gives us a taste for our eyeballs of the look that Peter Jackson is going for.



As someone who is currently wrapped up in reading Alice Sebold’s fantastic book “The Lovely Bones,” it excites me to know end that Peter Jackson’s film adaptation is on its way. And now we have two first look photos from the film.


The Lovely Bones sure is getting a lot of press attention these days, and it really isn’t lovely coverage at all.

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