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Welcome, movie fans! Given the number of articles I see in the Film section, this site is a haven for you. It is for me as well. I spend too much time and money at the movies and that’s even including trips to the dollar theater in my city. I have lists of movies that I want to see throughout the year and, being the book nerd that I am, a lot of them are ones that I look forward to with a very critical eye.

Coming up this year are some movies that I think will be done really well in book-to-blockbuster adaptation. But while we’re looking forward to Ender’s Game, Catching Fire, etc., I thought we’d start a new From Book To Film column with a big favourite from the turn of the year.

Introduction To This Idea

The premise of what I hope will be a series is simple: We’ll be looking at movies that have been made from books. We’ll mention some things that the movie added to it with success and without success. We’ll give you some spoilers on what you might not have caught because you haven’t read the book. We’ll leave it up to you whether you should watch it or not.

Essentially, this is the Cliff Notes for book adaptations so you can stop being hounded by your literarily-snobby friends who are quasi-hipsters and claim that you’re too mainstream if you’ve only seen the movie. I hope some of you will want to go from here to your local bookstore and/or Kindle Store or whatever you use so you can try it for yourself.

So, our agenda is to talk first about the play, then the movie and round it off with some good reasons why you should go out and find yourself a copy of this book.

The post From Book To Film: Les Miserables – Does The Film Live Up To The Musical? appeared first on WhatCulture!.

Oscars 2013 Hairdos

We went to the pros behind some of the Oscars’ most gorgeous hair to find out how to get Oscar-worthy hair at home.

Whether you loved Jessica Chastain‘s glam waves and Jennifer Lawrence’s effortless updo as much as we did, or you’re more into Anne Hathaway‘s modern pixie or Naomie Harris’ classic curls, we’ve got all you need to recreate these red carpet hairstyles for your next date night, wedding, or spiff-up-for-work day.

Follow out our step-by-step tutorials to freshen up your night-out (or nine-to-five) look with one of these leading ladies Oscar-worthy hairdos.

Jessica Chastain’s Glam Waves

Jessica Chastain

Vidal Sassoon celebrity stylist Renato Campora went for a Hollywood glamour look for Chastain – a style that perfectly fit the glam vibe of the actress’ Armani dress and complemented her face. glamorous look from head to toe. To achieve the glam look, Campora paired retro waves with a face-flattering deep side part and tucked her hair on the left side to showcase her vintage Harry Winston earrings.

Follow Renato’s tips to recreate the look:
1. First create a deep side part. Then prep damp hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost & Lift Foaming Air Mousse, applying at the length for touchable volume.
2. Blow dry hair with a large round brush until it’s dry.
3. Spritz Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Heat Protect & Shine Spray to protect hair while curling it. Using a inch curling iron, curl the ends for 10 seconds, remove and then pin in place immediately.
4. Once the hair cools, remove the pins and brush the curls out for a soft wave. Tuck hair behind one ear.
5. To finish, spray hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Flexible Hold Hairspray to hold the style in place, leaving it with a sleek, finished look.

Jennifer Lawrence’s Romantic Updo

Jennifer Lawrence

Follow these steps from Pureology’s Global Artistic Director, Wendy B langer and Pure Artist Sandra Joseph to recreate Lawrence’s ‘do:
1. Apply Root Lift spray hair mousse on damp hair from roots to ends and blow dry for volume and texture. Apply a small amount of Anti Breakage Twist shine texturizer all over dry hair for added hold and definition.
2. Gather hair in the back and secure into a low pony tail. Tease the ponytail and create a low bun. Mist the hair with Supreme Control zero dulling hairspray for extra support.
3. Loosely gather hair from left side, twist the ends and wrap around the bun. Secure with pins. Repeat on right side.
4. Comb fingers through the top section of hair, twist the ends of loose strands and wrap around the bun, securing with pins.
5. Finish with a mist of Supreme Control zero dulling hairspray for extra hold and shine.

Anne Hathaway’s Modern Pixie

Anne Hathaway

Follow these steps from Pureology’s Global Artistic Director, Wendy B langer and Pure Artist Sandra Joseph to recreate Hathaway’s Oscar hair:
1. Blow dry hair with a denman brush and Nourshing Nectar sculpting gel layered with
Lustrous Volumizer bodifying glaze in a directional blowdry from side to side.
2. Set hair on a 1″ curling iron using Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray.
3. Smooth hair by running fingers though hair with a small amount of Control Twist high hold liquid wax for texture and movement.
4. Finish with Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray.

Naomie Harris’ Classic Curls

Naomie Harris

Vidal Sassoon celebrity stylist Ben Skervin chose a classic Hollywood style to compliment Harris’ rich, golden dress (fun fact: the Skyfall actress’ Oscar dress was designed by Savannah College of Art and Design student, Michael Badger).

Here’s how to get Harris’ Oscar hair:
1. Starting with wet hair, spray Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Color Protect Spray for a smooth, soft base.
2. Create a low side part on either side of the hair and then blow the hair out.
3. Once dry, use a 1-inch curling iron to curl 2 -inch sections.
4. After all of the hair is curled, brush out into soft waves using a boar bristle brush.
5. Apply a small amount of Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Color Protect Gloss Cr me over the top of the waves.
6. To finish the look, lightly mist Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Flexible Hold Hairspray to hold waves in place.

All Photo Credits: Getty Images

Catch up on more red carpet fashion and beauty highlights from the 2013 Oscars below.

ANNA HATHAWAY looked gorgeous and regal in a Valentino gown as she walked the red carpet at the New York City Ballet Fall Gala in NYC.

Check her out:

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Though still sporting her cropped pixie cut (which a lot of people aren’t too fond of), the brunette beauty was absolutely stunning as she glided down the red carpet at the New York City Ballet Fall Gala on Thursday in a gorgeous Valentino gown from the designer’s Fall 2012 Couture collection.

The sheer, dark green number, which featured long sleeves, a dramatic train, and delicate embroidery, was paired with a gold Roger Vivier clutch and Kwait diamond stud earrings.

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Anne finished the look with shimmery gold and green eye makeup and glossy pink lips.

Do you like her red carpet look?

Photos By PR Photos

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