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  From Binding to Box Office

The fanfare, elaborate dresses, flustered speeches and surgery-sleeked faces of the Oscars are over for another year.

Movies are wonderful, but their humble beginnings are often found in a book. With so many stories to choose from, it can be tough to decide where to devote one's precious little time. It helps to know which films bring a story to life, which fall a bit flat and which stinkers should be avoided entirely in favor of the book only.

With that in mind, as both a book and movie buff, I've put together a selection of films adapted from books in the past year or two and listed the best ones.

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  127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
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