09/01/2010 03:18 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

'Eat Pray Love,' 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo': Will A Popular Book Always Become A Hot Movie?

Some books reach a cultural saturation point, where everyone -- great aunts and frat boys, baristas and coffee patrons, defense attorneys and police officers -- seems to be talking about them or has read them, or is planning to read them. It's no surprise that these books, with broad and engaged reader interest, attract the attention of Hollywood.

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