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Aug 23
Film Friday: Fahrenheit 451

Film Friday: Fahrenheit 451

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. Yesterday was Ray Bradbury’s birthday and what better way to honor the memory of a great American author, than to feature his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451. Guy Montag: Well, it’s a job just like any other. Good work with lots of variety. Monday, we burn Miller; Tuesday, Tolstoy; Wednesday, Walt Whitman; Friday, Faulkner; and Saturday and Sunday, Schopenhauer and Sartre. We burn them to ashes and then burn the ashes. That’s our official motto. Fahrenheit 451 (1966) Based on the 1951 Ray Bradbury novel of the same name. Guy Montag is a firefighter who lives in a lonely, isolated society where… Read more »

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Aug 09
Film Friday: Summer in February

Film Friday: Summer in February

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. Dan Stevens left Downton Abbey to focus on film projects and one of them was actually Summer in February. It’s based on Jonathan Smith’s book and Smith adapted his novel (which bears the same name as the film) into the screenplay. Based on a true story it stars Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning, Dan Stevens and Hattie Morahan and focuses on the early 20th century love triangle between British artist Alfred Munnings, his friend Gilbert Evans and Florence Carter-Wood. Summer in February (2013)

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Jul 26
Film Friday: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Film Friday: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed Salmon Fishing in the Yemen! It stars Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, and Kristin Scott Thomas. It’s based on the Paul Torday novel (2007) which bears the same name. I actually found the film to be sweet and afterwards made me feel like anything was possible. I have to admit, Kristen Scott Thomas steals the show as the Prime Minister’s press secretary. She also delivers the ONE of the BEST lines in the film, “Don’t you suck your teeth at me young man, I’m not one of yo’ bitches from the Baltimore Low… Read more »

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Jul 12
Film Friday: Tiger Eyes

Film Friday: Tiger Eyes

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. Film Friday is back! We took a mini hiatus due to a few blog tours being scheduled on a Friday and I didn’t want to overwhelm you with content. For today’s feature I decided to showcase Tiger Eyes, which is based on the 1981 Judy Blume novel. I’ve spoken to a few people who weren’t aware of the film and I haven’t seen it yet so I can’t comment on how it compares to the book. Blume’s son directed it and therefore she was on the set so that probably helps with the overall vision of the film. Blume was interviewed… Read more »

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Apr 26
Film Friday: The Great Gatsby

Film Friday: The Great Gatsby

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. We’re starting the countdown to the release of The Great Gatsby! I chose the 1974 adaptation with Robert Redford as Gatsby and Mia Farrow as Daisy to showcase. It’s the third adaption and one that is often praised for staying as close to the book as possible, but it lacks the spark of the Jazz Age. Nick Carraway: There was music from my neighbor’s house through those summer nights. In his enchanted gardens, men and girls came and went like moths, among the whispering and the champagne and the stars. I believe that few people were actually invited to these parties…. Read more »

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Apr 12
Channel Surfing: Before Sunset

Channel Surfing: Before Sunset

I’m happy to welcome Arlinda to Literary, etc! She’s guest blogging today and she’s here to review her favorite film, Before Sunset. It all started with a random conversation with a complete stranger on a train. Nine years later they are reunited by the book Jesse wrote about his night with Celine. Upon the success of his novel, Jesse embarks on a promotional tour in Europe with the last stop in Paris. It is at the infamous Shakespeare and Company bookstore where he at long last runs into Celine. She walks in. She’s listening to him ramble on about a book he wants to write and then he sees her. For a moment you can feel the tension and the connection and the realization that this is the person they’ve… Read more »

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Apr 06
Bright Lights: George Straigt

Bright Lights: George Straigt

This week’s Film Friday is a little different because I wanted to combine it with a wrap up of the George Strait concert I attended last night. I wanted to post this after the concert, but I got home way too late and all I wanted was sleep. I grew up with country music in the house and my parents really enjoyed George Strait. When my father heard this year was going to be George’s last tour, he decided to purchase tickets. Walking into the venue was crazy since there were over 15,000 people present and even though we got there late we still had to wait in line for over twenty minutes. We made our way down to our seats and noticed people sitting there. Turns out someone was… Read more »

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Mar 29
Film Friday: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Film Friday: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. This past Tuesday was Tennessee Williams’ birthday and what better way to honor the memory of a great American playwright, than to feature one of his adaptations. I debated over which film to showcase, but decided on Cat on a Hot Roof because Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman deliver outstanding performances. Maggie: You know what I feel like? I feel all the time like a cat on a hot tin roof. Brick: Then jump off the roof, Maggie. Jump off it. Cats jump off roofs and land uninjured. Do it. Jump. Maggie: Jump where? Into what? Cat on a Hot Tin… Read more »

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Mar 22
Film Friday: The Bridges of Madison County

Film Friday: The Bridges of Madison County

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. I haven’t read the book, but I adore the film! ¬†The scene in the rain where¬†Robert is waiting for Francesca gets me all worked up with tears and I keep saying, “go, go, go,” and when the scene is over I’m just an emotional mess. Francesca: I had thoughts about him I hardly knew what to do with, and he read every one. Whatever I wanted, he gave himself up to, and in that moment everything I knew to be true about myself was gone. I was acting like another woman, yet I was more myself than ever before. The Bridges… Read more »

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Mar 15
Film Friday: Her Majesty Mrs. Brown

Film Friday: Her Majesty Mrs. Brown

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. We’re back with Film Friday and this time, it’s Her Majesty Mrs. Brown. It stars Judi Dench as Queen Victoria and Billy Connolly as her Scottish servant, John Brown. PBS has a wonderful article about the making of the film. Her Majesty Mrs. Brown (1997) Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely to lead to monarchy crisis.

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Feb 15
Film Friday: A League of Their Own

Film Friday: A League of Their Own

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. One of my favorite films growing up was A League of Their Own. It stars Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, and Lori Petty. The film is a fictionalized account of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. The league operated from 1943 to 1954. Lavonne “Pepper” Paire-Davis played 10 seasons with the league and was the inspiration for the character portrayed by Geena Davis in the 1992 film. Ms. Paire-Davis died earlier this month at the age of 88. Davis, who was known as Pepper Paire in her playing days, entered the league in 1944, the year after it… Read more »

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Jan 04
Channel Surfing: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Channel Surfing: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I’ve been wanting to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower for quite sometime and even though I live in a fairly large metro city, we aren’t that large or important; hence any film that has a limited release means we won’t get it. So a friend of mine was lucky enough to get ahold of a DVD screener of it and I watched it last night. I loved it! I haven’t had the chance to read the book, but have heard great things about it. I’ve added it to my to be read list. I don’t like to reveal parts of myself online, well I do, but only to really close online friends and there was something about Perks that just hit home. I suppose in many ways, I… Read more »

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