- L. Frank Baum's classic about a wonderful wizard is getting a new look, in a movie prequel called "Oz: The Great & Powerful." This isn't a true adaptation -- in fact, Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion and other key characters do not even appear, and references to Baum's work are kept to a minimum.
- To find the inspiration behind the actors, actresses and others who hoisted Oscars last night, look no further than the books at your nearest local library, bookstore or e-reader. The big winners were drawn from characters in adaptations that ranged from a mid-19th Century novel to modern magazine articles.
- This holiday season may be the greatest ever for book adaptations, and this week, we have a visual stunner, "Life of Pi," Ang Lee's take on the best-selling Yann Martel novel.