Watching these actors turn into awkward teenagers before our eyes has lent the films an atmosphere of uncertainty.
Fitzgerald didn't believe in second acts for American lives, but his work gets several in adaptation.
Hollywood has satirized and sanitized American presidents. How will Barack Obama fare?
How does a director find a cinematic equivalent for Cormac McCarthy's poetic, minimalist style?
Scottish director David Mackenzie adapts Peter Jinks's novel Hallam Foe for the screen.
Director Sarah Gavron and screenwriter Abi Morgan streamline Monica Ali's sprawling novel Brick Lane into a focused slice-of-life film.
David Gordon Green makes a melancholy movie out of Stewart O'Nan's metafictional novel Snow Angels.
Portland pals Gus Van Sant and Blake Nelson adapt the young-adult novel Paranoid Park into a dreamy, elliptical film.
Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth is a return to the intensely personal work that characterized his early career.
Michael Noonan's 1963 novel December Boys becomes a film four decades in the making.