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  1. Author Mark Griffin joins The Silver Screen Oasis Facebook page to discuss his latest biography on Saturday, December 15, and Sunday, December 16. Con join us for in-depth discussions of Rock Hudson's life and Mark Griffin's fabulous new book! One of the researchers involved in the project is director Alexa Foreman, whose documentary, Scandal: The Trial of Mary Astor, premiered at the #TCMFF 2018. Mark Griffin is the author of A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli. His interviews, reviews, and essays have appeared in scores of publications, including The Boston Globe, Premiere, MovieMaker, and Genre. Griffin, who recently appeared in the documentary Gene Kelly: To Live and Dance, lives in Lewiston, Maine.
  2. Since the creation of film, MANY books from the renown to unknown have been adapted for the screen. With any film, the story won't always be told exactly as it is written. Some done excellency while others are not. Another reason is disagreements with the author. Then there's certain themes in the book which the producers and director chose to leave out. Here are some films which fall into these categories: *Gone with the Wind: Book version, Scarlett has more children and the rest of the content is more than what we see in the film Film version, they lowered most of what was written in the book to make it the exact film length that it is *The Shining Book version, had more to do with a addiction Film version, was more focused on parental figure's descent into insanity and a child's supernatural ability *Lolita Book version, deals with the topic of perversion Film version, deals more with the resistance of perversion and trying to do the right thing P.S. I always thought Stanley Kubrick did an excellent job with the retelling *Count of Monte Cristo Book version, another female character is in the story as a minor and there a son Film version(s), no other female character and there's not always a son *Band of Angels Book version, more serious and has more graphic content Film version, lighter tone and but still focused on the main characters and the theme of racism and bigotry *It Book version, villain is a different entity Film version(s), we see the evil entity is a clown *Prince of Tides Book version, the relationship between the main characters Film version, was more about the romance between them *1984 Book version, imaginative look at what life would be like had WWII not happened Film version(s), not one has ever been able to capture the book same quality *Colour Purple, The Book version, more of a LGBT relationship between the heroine and secondary female character Film version, Steven Spielberg didn't wanted to take the film THAT far so left that out https://www.listchallenges.com/best-books-made-into-movies https://www.imdb.com/list/ls050071819/ https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/books-made-into-movies http://www.paperbackswap.com/Books-Made-Movies/tag/8969/ Which books made into films have you notice a major change when you first saw it?
  3. I am starting to flesh out my classic film book collection. And I have been trying to track down the best books on the history of the studio era, Scott Eyman's Lion Of Hollywood has been recommended to me as the definitive book about MGM, and there are others about Warner Bro's I am considering purchasing. I was wondering if anyone here can give me some recommendations, particularly for books about Fox, as there does not seem to be many out there. Thanks
  4. I just got a copy of this new book called "Analyzing 59 Classic Films: A Millennial's View". It looks at a bunch of movies from the 1950s and earlier. Pretty good writing and easy to read so far. Plus it got me interested in seeing some new flicks I haven't heard of. Just thought some people might be interested.
  5. I am starting to flesh out my classic film book collection. And I have been trying to track down the best books on the history of the studio era, Scott Eyman's Lion Of Hollywood has been recommended to me as the definitive book about MGM, and there are others about Warner Bro's I am considering purchasing. I was wondering if anyone here can give me some recommendations, particularly for books about Fox, as there does not seem to be many out there. Thanks
  6. Big Kid

    Male Bookworms

    Does anyone know any pre-1977 movies where a defining characteristic of a male protagonist is that he's interested in books and reading?
  7. Ken Bruen recently wrote an article with his favorite noir novels. I was somewhat disappointed that I didn't see Jim Thompson, Donald Westlake, Hugh B. Cave or Andrew Vacchs on this list. Any of you have particular favorites? http://publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/tip-sheet/article/67271-10-best-noir-novels.html#path/pw/by-topic/industry-news/tip-sheet/article/67271-10-best-noir-novels.html
  8. My apologies if this subject has been mentioned already, but I didn't see it, and thought that, since we're involved in a course as well, that some mention of books might be helpful. Of course, when I first went looking for something, I thought initially about reference books. Later, after I'd replied to a few posts, I realized that I was also mentioning the novels upon which so many great noirs are based, and that's so big that maybe we just end up with too many lists? My aim in starting this post is to get recommendations and reviews, and learning something from this Noir Community. I'm just trying to kick-off a discussion with some titles below which I've used. I haven't added general film references to avoid wearing out my welcome, but those are of course, also of interest: Reference Books Film Noir, Micheal L. Stephens A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of FIlm Noir, John Grant Film Noir - An Encyclopedic Reference . . , Alain Silver and Elizabeth Ward

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