Appreciating 'House of Sand and Fog' The movie based on Charles Frazier's novel Cold Mountain opens in theaters Thursday. But another movie based on a memorable novel -- the "step by step tragedy" House of Sand and Fog -- has captured critics' attention, too. Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan offers a review.
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Appreciating 'House of Sand and Fog'

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Appreciating 'House of Sand and Fog'

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The movie based on Charles Frazier's novel Cold Mountain opens in theaters Thursday. But another movie based on a memorable novel — the "step by step tragedy" House of Sand and Fog — has captured critics' attention, too. Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan offers a review.