The 2012 Oscar nominations for Best Picture revealed the importance of books in driving the story industry. In a previous Omni post, we pointed out that 6 out of 9 Best Picture nominees originated as books. The nominees are:
"Midnight in Paris"
"The Tree of Life"
Was 2011 an anomaly? Not at all. The coming year offers a particularly stellar line-up of movies that first blossomed on the page. Here are some standouts: