Current Issue

June10, 2009

Vol. 109, No. 15

comp:00004a2c62a0:0000000163:1f90 0

From printed page to the silver screen

Published in the June10, 2009, issue

On June 26, the movie My Sister’s Keeper, based on the 2004 novel of the same title by Jodi Picoult ’87, is scheduled to open in theaters across the country.

So PAW asks the question: What other movies have been based on books or short stories by Princeton alumni?

Here’s our list, complete with as many campus-era photos that we could find.

Use the “Post comments” form below to discuss your favorites or to add a name that we missed!

Sources: International Movie Database, Wikipedia, Yahoo! Movies, various Web sites

Compiled by Marianne Nelson

Jodi Picoult ’87

THE BOOK: My Sister’s Keeper (2004)

THE MOVIE (2009)
Directed by Nick Cassavetes
Starring Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Jason Patrick, and Sofia Vassilieva

A couple conceive a child (a daughter) who can provide a donor match for their older daughter who has leukemia. But after years of medical procedures, the healthy younger sibling seeks medical emancipation from her parents — a decision that tears the family apart and may prove fatal to her older sister.

1987 Nassau Herald
Courtesy Jodi Picoult ’87
Post Comments
Tell us what you think about
From printed page to the silver screen
Enter the word as it appears in the picture below
By submitting a comment, you agree to PAW's comment posting policy.
CURRENT ISSUE: June10, 2009