Tag Archives: Film & Literature

Read the book or see the movie?

I was reading an issue of Library Journal today which included an editorial by John Berry confessing that he hates reading and would rather see the movie. This editorial was in the context of an article that dealt with libraries … Continue reading

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Witches in film and literature

Halloween is fast approaching and that brings to mind  the portrayal of witches in film and literature. The broadway musical, Wicked based on the book by Gregory Maguire and currently playing at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, is a work that takes the … Continue reading

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Wit

This entry concerns another book/film/literature connection. The film is Wit directed by Mike Nichols and produced by HBO in 2001 starring Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, and Eileen Atkins (Video DVD PN1997 .W5667 2001.) It won an Emmy award for Outstanding … Continue reading

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Miss Potter

For students interested in children’s literature,  I recommend the film, Miss Potter, starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. Beatrix Potter created a series of books and characters, starting with The Tale of Peter Rabbit, that are still read by children today and … Continue reading

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Young adult literature

This topic is one of continuing interest to me and I think it is also relevant to students here at GSU.  One of my favorite books by Sue Monk Kidd, Secret Life of Bees, will soon be a motion picture … Continue reading

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