Reading Literature/ Reading Film

Dave Farmer, in his blog Wordsmith & Member of Imagineland, posed an interesting question in his post "Should movies be faithful to the book?" Here is my response to his question : but after replying, I realized there is so much more to say on the topic... Reading Literature/Reading Film This course, which I co-wrote... Continue Reading →

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A Window of Opportunity with The Great Gatsby Release

Amidst lots of hype, a delayed release, The Great Gatsby debuts, FINALLY. Besides being directed by one of my all time favorites, Baz Lurhmann, the cast is amazing: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire. I'm predicting, now, this will be Leo's ticket to Oscar, also long overdue. I've been teaching this novel to junior high... Continue Reading →

Yes! Again.

A week has passed since the 2012 Oscar Ceremony has commenced and what has resonated most is Meryl Streep's acceptance speech for Best Leading Actress, so I write this blog in dedication to Meryl Streep. While I have yet to see the film, The Iron Lady, which is the performance that earned her the award,... Continue Reading →

Top Pix 2011

Donna's Top PIX 2011 ~books~ One Day, David Nicholls Before Woman Had Wings, Connie May Fowler London, Edward Rutherfurd Charlotte & Emily, Jude Morgan Ghostwalk, Rebecca Scott Cape Cod, Richard Russo ~films~ Black Swan 127 Hours The Help No Strings Attached The Fighter Hugo The Adjustment Bureau Love and Other Drugs Anonymous Crazy, Stupid, Love... Continue Reading →

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