Tag: film

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’d Love to See As a Movie/TV Show

As always, TTT is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic: top ten books you’d love to see as movies/tv shows. I could only think of eight. Some of these might already be films, so if you know of one, please let me know in the comments! 1. Private series by Kate Brian – I know this was an internet series, … Read More Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’d Love to See As a Movie/TV Show

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan’s California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified “dinery server” on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilization—the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other’s … Read More Cloud Atlas

Go See: Argo

I don’t make it to the theaters very often. But when I do, it’s usually because the movie promises to be awesome. Argo was one such example. I watched this on Sunday night with some friends. Produced and directed by Ben Affleck, it was as good as I’d hoped it would be. I’d been excited about it ever since I saw the trailer a … Read More Go See: Argo

Lolita

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Awe and exhiliration–along with heartbreak and mordant wit–abound in Lolita, Nabokov’s most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert’s obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on … Read More Lolita

Novels and Films: Not an Either/Or

The ago old debate for bibliophiles and cinephiles and lay-people alike is a question not unlike the chicken and the egg paradox: which do you prefer, the novel or the film? It is a question that has inspired a war with no end in sight. One must necessarily be less awesome than the other. Bibliophiles throw their hat in with the novel and cinephiles, … Read More Novels and Films: Not an Either/Or