Flick Buddies: Better Than The Book

One common conversation among bibliophiles is how film adaptations so often fail to live up to the books from which they are derived. Words like “depth”, “nuance”, and “characterization” are usually included in any comparison, with the film nearly always on the short end. So, it was with some interest that our Flick Buddies topic…

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SF Saturday Matinee: Super 8

This weekend, the Beloved and I ended up with a surprisingly unscheduled Saturday so after an early trip to Coronado Dog Beach, we decided to do something we don’t do too often in these busy days: go to the movies. After a perusal of the last of the pre-Potter theater listings, we opted to go…

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30 DoB Day 19: Favorite Book Turned Into A Movie

Next up in the 30 Days of Books list is that often testy intersection of books and movies: Day 19 – Favorite book turned into a movie Now, lots of my favorite books have been turned into movies – some done very well (To Kill A Mockingbird, Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, In Cold Blood, the…

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ANOKS: Jaws

I’ve posted before about our family’s weekly summer trips “down the shore” to visit my grandmother while I was growing up in New Jersey.  Every Sunday, we’d fill the car, drive to The Villas, and then head to the beach.   Like most kids, I loved the beach.  I loved playing in the sand.  I…

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ANOKS: Haunted Houses

Every locality has an old house or hotel – dilapidated and empty in which strange happenings  were rumored to occur.  When I was growing up, it was the old converted mansion that served as our local library.  Never would want to be caught in there after closing time, let me tell you. Haunted houses like that…

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