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Novel/Movie Series: James M. Cain

The Postman Always Rings Twice

Join us for the Fall Novel/Movie Series on James M. Cain.

November 26, 28.  Discussion of the novel and the film, St. Simons Public Library, 2:00 PM.  Free

Mildred Pierce Film

Mildred Pierce.

Come join us for our Fall Novel/Movie Series at the St. Simons Public Library.  Our series this fall is about James M. Cain. 

October 22, 2 PM Discussion.  October 24, 2 PM Film.  Free

Classic Film: Mrs. Minerva

Mrs. Miniver (1942)

a romanticc war drama inspired by the 1940 novel by Jan Struther. Directed by William Wyler, the film starrs Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Whitty, and Reginald Owen. The movie won six Academy Awards - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Black and White Cinematography. Walter Pidgeon was nominated but did not win for Best Actor.

the Screenplay for Mrs. Miniver was being written in 1940 before the U.S. got into the war.

Double Indemnity

St. Simons Public Library Novel/Movie Series
Fall 2018: James M. Cain

Discussion September 24, Movie September 26

2 PM, St. Simons Public Library


"I drove out to Glendale to put three new truck drivers on a brewery company bond, and then I remembered this renewal over in Hollywoodland. I decided to run over there. That was how I came to this House of Death."

Do you know what part of this initial sentence was omitted from the narration in the film?

We have a facebook page at: St. Simons Public Library Novel/Movie Series

The Four Feathers

The Four Feathers (1939) with Ralph Richardson.
 
This version of The Four Feathers stars Ralph Richardson and is directed by Zoltan Korda.  This film is a product of the Korda brothers who evidently carried on screaming arguments when they worked together.  The movie is based on a novel written by A.E.W. Mason. 

Produced by Alexander Korda, production design by Vincent Korda (uncredited).  Alexander Korda evidently spared no expense filming the movie, shooting it in Technicolor and doing most of the exterior shots on location in Sudan.

Hitchcock: Novel/Movie Series

We do a Novel/Movie series at the St. Simons public Library.  I'm reading a new book "Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light."  It contains a lot of interesting stories abut the making of his films.  I'm only on the early films now, but it's a great read.  Join us for our next series. 

Anna Karenina 1935 with Fredric March

This is Fredric March in the 1935 version of Anna Karenina.  Garbo had made a previous version in 1927 which differed significantly from the novel and had two endings.  The happy ending was for American audiences.  
 

A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun. 

Classic Pick: A Place in the Sun

Shelley Winters in "A Place in the Sun."  This is a good afternoon watch and also a good read.  There's an audible version as well.

Enjoy.  

Sunday with George Sanders

ACTION IN ARABIA (1944) with the wonderful, sexy, dashing George Sanders.  Perfect for a Sunday afternoon. 















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