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CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Wins Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar: Today in Books for March 4th, 2018

This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by The Vale by Brian D. Anderson.

James Ivory Wins Oscar for Call Me By Your Name Screenplay

Tonight, James Ivory won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his script for Call Me By Your Name. The movie was based on the novel by the same name by Andre Aciman which was published in 2007. James Ivory, a legendary master especially of literary adaptations, became the oldest Oscar winner ever at 80 years of age.


First Trailer for Mary Poppins Returns

We got our first trailer yesterday for this Fall’s Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The allusive trailer shows the patched-up kite and iconic 17 Cherry Tree Lane from the original film, though precious little else, save from a couple of shots of Miranda and a young boy trying to fly the kite in a storm. Marry Poppins Returns arrives in theaters Christmas day.


Idaho School District Removes Looking for Alaska from All Middle School Libraries

Following a complaint from one parent, the West Ada School District in Idaho pulled all copies of John Green’s Looking for Alaska from its middle school library shelves. West Ada District Chief Communication Officer Eric Exline said that the complaint centered on “description of pornography, there’s smoking, and the book ends with a kind of question about a possible suicide.”