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'The Book Thief' Is Beautiful, But Not Important

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Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) reads to Jewish refugee Max (Ben Schnetzer) in The Book Thief. (From 20th Century Fox)A train cuts a path through an otherwise snow-blanketed landscape in the sweeping, opening shot of The Book Thief. It's the kind of beautiful, graceful shot that leaves you wondering, "From whose perspective are we seeing this?" Death. We're seeing this from the perspective of death — personified in narration (though never corporeally) by the poetic British lilt of aural treasure...Read Full Story

Brian Percival, Geoffrey Rush, and Newcomer Sophie Nélisse Talk 'The Book Thief'

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(Zimbio.com)The new big screen adaptation of The Book Thief strikes a somber tone that should resonate with fans of the 2006 bestseller. Director Brian Percival considered hundreds of young actresses before finding 13-year-old Sophie Nélisse to star as Liesel, an 11-year-old girl seeking refuge from her impoverished life as a foster child in Nazi Germany by escaping into the worlds she discovers in books. With only two previous credits to her name, Nélisse had to hold her own alongside two...Read Full Story

Nazi Book Burnings & Tension in the New 'Book Thief' Trailer

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The new international trailer for The Book Thief went online Wednesday, and it ratchets up the tension as we get to know Liesel (newcomer Sophie Nélisse), the German girl who steals books to keep her imagination alive in World War II Germany. The movie was warmly received at the Mill Valley Film Festival, and could end up being an awards season sleeper hit with a cast that includes Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush, and the twice-nominated Emily Watson.Read Full Story
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