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Bel Canto starring Julianne Moore: Based on the beautiful book by Ann Patchett #trailer #book2movie

Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe in Bel Canto based on the book by Ann Patchett

Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe in Bel Canto

Technically Beautiful Song, the expression Bel Canto refers to Italian singing, most often opera singing. This movie is based on the book that turned me on to one of my all-time favorite contemporary writers. Ann Patchett, who runs her own bookshop in Nashville, Tennessee uses language in the most exquisite way. As the San Francisco Chronicle says Bel Canto is “Blissfully Romantic….A strange, terrific, spellcasting story.” I’d love to reread the novel if I have time. So excited for the film with Julianne Moore, whose work I tend to admire, but especially in her performance in the screen adaptations of Still Alice and What Maisie Knew.

About the book

Which someone has kindly posted online, as read by Anna Fields! Check it out below the trailer...
“Bel Canto…should be on the list of every literate music lover. The story is riveting, the participants breathe and feel and are alive, and throughout this elegantly-told novel, music pours forth so splendidly that the reader hears it and is overwhelmed by its beauty.” —Lloyd Moss, WXQR

“Glorious.” —The New Yorker

Ann Patchett’s award winning, New York Times bestselling Bel Canto balances themes of love and crisis as disparate characters learn that music is their only common language. As in Patchett’s other novels, including Truth & Beauty and The Magician’s Assistant, the author’s lyrical prose and lucid imagination make Bel Canto a captivating story of strength and frailty, love and imprisonment, and an inspiring tale of transcendent romance.”