Literary Frolic Fridays: A Book & Film Discussion Group with a Twist

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 MAIN LIBRARY | LITERATURE DEPARTMENT | 2ND FLOOR,   North West Corner

Group critique and analysis of iconic works of literature followed by screenings of  cinematic or made for TV adaptations

Fourth Friday in May, June, July, and August from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Pizza, snacks, and soda provided.

For additional details, please contact Tim Phillips, Subject Department Librarian, at (216) 623-2881.

May 24, 2019
Discussion of John Steinbeck’s novel The Red Pony followed by a screening of Robert Totten’s 1973 Universal Television Emmy-awarding adaptation featuring Henry Fonda and Maureen O’Hara. A critique of the film follows after viewing. (NR /101 minutes – IMDB 6.7/10).

June 28, 2019
Discussion of John Steinbeck’s novel East of Eden followed by a screening of Elia Kazan’s 1955 Warner Brothers’ Oscar winning adaptation featuring James Dean, Raymond Massey, and Burl Ives. A critique of the film follows after viewing. (Rated PG/2hrs – IMDB 8/10).

July 26, 2019
Discussion of Daniel Keyes’ novel Flowers for Algernon followed by a screening of Ralph Nelson’s 1968 Oscar winning film adaptation Charly featuring Claire Bloom and Cliff Robertson. Critique of film afterwards. A critique of the film follows after viewing. (Rated PG/2 hrs – IMDB 7.1/10).

August 23, 2019
Discussion of Alan Le May’s novel The Searchers followed by a screening of John Ford’s 1956 Warner Brothers Golden Globe winning film adaptation featuring John Wayne and Natalie Wood. A critique of the film follows after viewing. (NR/2 hours – IMDB 8/10).

 

 

“That’s why literature is so fascinating. It’s always up for interpretation, and could be a hundred different things to a hundred different people. It’s never the same thing twice.” 
― Sara Raasch, Snow Like Ashes

 

 

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