Monday, October 13, 2008

In The Spirit of Oscar fever

The Complete Persepolis
Marjane Satrapi
ISBN: 9780375714832
Pantheon Books

The Complete Persepolis is nominated for Best Animated Feature

The internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips is the story of Marjane Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Jean-Dominique Bauby
ISBN: 9780375701214
Vintage Books

The Diving Bell is nominated for Best Director, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing

In December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby suffers a massive stroke that leaves him permanently paralyzed and able to communicate only by blinking his left eye. The miracle is that, in doing so, he is able to compose this stunningly eloquent memoir.

Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer
ISBN: 9780307387172
Anchor Books

Into the Wild is nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Film Editing

In April 1992, a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhikes to Alaska and walks alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. How Christopher Johnson McCandless meets his final end in this wilderness is the story of Into the Wild.

No Country for Old Men
Cormac McCarthy
ISBN: 9780307387134
Vintage Books

No Country for Old Men is nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing

Set in our own time along the bloody frontier between Texas and Mexico, No Country for Old Men encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning’s headlines.

Special Mentions:


The Feast of Love

The Kite Runner



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