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Literary ages vs movie ages

Literary ages vs movie ages

Literary ages vs movie ages

When reading a book, you're allowed an incredible, almost worrying, amount of power. You can imagine the location however you like, the story can progress at whatever speed you wish (a five day break halfway through - go for it) and, most importantly, you can cast whomever you want in the roles.

But when someone else, read Hollywood, snatches this power away, book fans often revolt. Well you know, on Twitter and stuff. We've decided to spend our time looking at the differences in literary characters and big screen actors when it comes to their all important ages. The age of an actor compared to the character in print can change the dynamic and we've found an interesting variety.

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(Images: Caroline Warner)

Silver Linings Playbook


The Human Stain


Notes on a Scandal


Jane Eyre


The Silence of the Lambs


Before I Go To Sleep


American Psycho


Jurassic Park


The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo


Romeo and Juliet


Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown


The Hunger Games


Fifty Shades of Grey


The Killer Inside Me


About A Boy


The Great Gatsby


Gone Girl


The Crucible


Never Let Me Go


Carrie


A Clockwork Orange


Brighton Rock


Breakfast At Tiffany's


Lolita