The Shipping News (2001) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Shipping News

Lasse Hallström, 2001

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The Shipping News
Annie Proulx, 1993

The Shipping News is a movie directed by Lasse Hallström in 2001 and based on the book of the same name by Annie Proulx, first published in 1993. The movie features Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Pete Postlethwaite, Scott Glenn, and others.

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RATING

6.7

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Shipping News (Lasse Hallström, 2001)

7.7

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Book Cover: The Shipping News (Annie Proulx, 1993)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Shipping News, the 1993 book by Annie Proulx.

The Shipping News

Read by: Paul Hecht

Storyline

When Quoyle was a young boy, his father tossed him into a lake, expecting him to swim naturally. Images of flailing in water and nearly drowning often resurface in Quoyle’s memory when he is under stress. Quoyle, now an ink setter at a small newspaper in Poughkeepsie, New York, lives a lonely life. He becomes infatuated with and marries a vivacious local woman named Petal.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Shipping News, the 2001 movie by Lasse Hallström

Year

2001

Minutes

111

Movie Rate

6.70

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Shipping News

Country: Canada

Year: 2001

Length: 1h51m

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Cover of The Shipping News, the 1993 book by Annie Proulx

Year

1993

Pages

337

Book Rate

7.72

S: Goodreads

Book

The Shipping News

Country: USA

First published in: 1993

Length: 337 pages

Genre: Fiction

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