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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom: Why We Read - William Nicholson


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Thought for the Day: “We read to know that we are not alone.”  William Nicholson
Nicholson surely knows how to write books & screenplays, like Gladiator & Les Miserables, that draw the reader or viewer of the movie in, share the full spectrum of human emotions & let them know they are not alone. You cannot view a film like the recent screen version of Les Miserables & not feel the emotions of the characters so powerfully performed by Anne Hathaway & Hugh Jackman.

William Nicholson is a British playwright & novelist born in 1948. He has been nominated for two Academy Awards. His plays for television which include Shadowlands & Life Story, both won the BAFTA Best Television Drama award. His first play, an adaptation of Shadowlands for the stage, was Evening Standard Best Play of 1990, & went on to a Tony Award winning run on Broadway. He was nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay of the film version, which was directed by Richard Attenborough. The movie Gladiator, starring Joachim Phoenix & Russell Crowe, based on Nicholson's screenplay, won the Oscar for Best Movie in 2000. In 2012, the movie adaptation of the musical Les Miserable was nominated for 8 Academy Awarrds. Anne Hathaway won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

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