Tag Archives: Books made into film

Film Versus Fiction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

If ever there was a screenwriter’s ideal storyline on which to base their potential film, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story about the baby born as an old man has got to be it. I am sure there are others in existence adapted in a similar way, though I haven’t read any. In fact, in combination […]
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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

My grandfather was a ferry pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.  He died when I was too young to really discuss it with him, but essentially his duty involved flying new aircraft manufactured in North America over to Britain.  And this was at a time when trans-atlantic fligths were no […]
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FILM VERSUS BOOK: The Fault In Our Stars

So I waited until two days ago to read the incredibly famous The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. On purpose of course; to maximize the amazing TFIOS concentration that I anticipated with today’s release of the movie based on the book. I read 200 pages of the book on Wednesday, and the rest […]
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Philomena: The film and the book

I’ve watched the motion picture adaptation of The Lost Child of Philomena Lee twice in the last forty eights hours. Unlike many film adaptions I have seen, very nearly none of the scenes in Philomena are duplicated from the original book version. So, I felt the movie merited a second watch. And indeed, I did […]
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Irish babies: some thoughts on Martin Sixsmith’s Philomena

Philomena: a mother, her son, and a 50 year search by Martin Sixsmith is ripe with conversation starters.Today, I want to talk about the Irish babies. There are all sorts of crazy horrible things that go on in our world, and reading about them makes me angry. I have read other instances of babies being taken […]
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Review: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King

To be able to read such a story, by such a respected author in just a couple of hours, you really have nothing to lose, even if you hate it (which you won’t). The story is told from the perspective of a long long time inmate of Shawshank prison, named Red. A man named Andy […]
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