Based on the Book: Bestseller Cinema
Saturday, November 2 at 2 pm
We know in our hearts that books and movies are so different that we really shouldn’t compare them. And yet, we just can’t help it. In this presentation Bill Wine discusses the psychological differences between the reading and viewing experience. He also analyzes the way classic and modern novels have been translated into films. A collection of indelible written works that have provided the source material for storied, memorable movies are discussed, including
- The Grapes of Wrath
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Schindler’s List
- Bridget Jones’ Diary
- The Graduate
- A Clockwork Orange
- The Silence of the Lambs
- Sophie’s Choice
- The Maltese Falcon and more.
And don’t worry, we also deal with the insufferable bombs! Audiences are encouraged to bring their preferences, opinions, memories and questions.
Huntingdon Valley Library – Free to the public – RSVP 215-947-5138.
This presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council supported in part by National Endowment for the Humanities. The Pennsylvania Humanities Council, a nonprofit organization, inspires individuals to enjoy and share a life of learning.
Bill Wine has been writing about and teaching film throughout his career, serving as a movie critic for magazines, newspapers, radio and television and online. He served as the movie critic for Fox Television for twelve years, earning eight Emmy award nominations and winning three Emmy awards. Wine has been the movie critic for the CBS station KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia since 2001. He has also written for The Village Voice, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and many other publications. Wine is also a produced and published playwright.