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'Room' Novelist And Screenwriter Nominated For Golden Globe

Imagine if your entire life was spent inside one room. You can never go into the outside world; in fact, you believe there is no outside world. That scenario is the plot of Emma Donoghue’s 2010 novel “Room,” which this year was made into a movie of the same name.

The film, also written by Donoghue, stars Brie Larson as a young mother who has spent seven years of her life inside “room” since she was kidnapped. The story is told from the perspective of her 5-year-old son Jack, played by newcomer Jacob Tremblay.

When the Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, “Room” picked up three big ones: Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actress – Drama and Best Screenplay.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson spoke with Donoghue earlier this fall about her experience writing the novel and adapting it for the screen, and what the dark environment of the film reveals about human resilience, frailty and the bond of a mother and her child.



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