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Oct 8 2007

Books: Your Ticket to the Movies

by Jesse

It seems that every time I go to the movies, I see a trailer for a new movie being based on a great book! In fact, the first movie in The Dark is Rising Series, “The Seeker” opens this week!

One of my FAVORITE classes in college was called “Monstrous Media.” In this class, we discussed Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and the various films that had been made across the years representing this story. It was so interesting because we talked about what each filmmaker had chosen to leave out, add, or alter and the reasons why they might have made those choices. It really made me enjoy dissecting the differences between the print and film versions of different stories.

Check out the trailers for “The Seeker: The Dark is Rising” as well as “The Golden Compass”. Both of these great books look like they might be equally great movies. What do you think?

The Golden Compass

The Dark is Rising

Oh! If you want to read the books before you see the movies, be sure to check them out at the library!

Goldencompass The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

Darkisrising The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

Davis at Briarcliff October 8, 2007 at 4:31 PM

Also, don’t forget Oprah’s latest-“Love in the time of Cholera” that is also apparently coming out on reels soon.

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