Oscar Trivia! Question #18

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Q: The 2001 crime drama In the Bedroom—nominated for five Oscars®, including Best Adapted Screenplay—was based on the short story "Killings" by which American author?

A: Andre Dubus

Since his death in 1999, two of Dubus’s short works have been adapted for the screen. “Killings,” which was featured in Dubus’s collection Finding a Girl in America (1980), became the critically acclaimed film In the Bedroom (2001), starring Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, and Marisa Tomei. We Don’t Live Here Anymore (2004), starring Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern, Peter Krause, and Naomi Watts, is based on Dubus’s novella of the same name from his debut collection, Separate Flights (1975).

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