Books Into Film

READ. WATCH. DISCUSS.

participants will read a book, view a film adaptation, and participate in a discussion led by
a humanities faculty member. Discussions will occur once in October and once in March
.

 
                               

Beneficial-Hodson Library at Hood College, Frederick MD

Spring 2011:

The selection is “The Dead,” a novella by James Joyce (included in his collection “The Dubliners”), which follows the thoughts of a man on the night of a holiday party, as he realizes there is much he doesn’t know about his wife. The film adaptation, by the same name, was directed by John Huston and released in 1987. The screening and discussion will be led by Dr. Mark Sandona, English Department.

The screening will be held in 131 Hodson Science Hall at Hood College (401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701) on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 7:30pm. Light refreshments will be available.


Fall 2010:

The fall selection was “The Big Sleep,” a crime novel by Raymond Chandler that kicked off his series featuring detective Philip Marlowe. The film adaptation, by the same name, was directed by Howard Hawks and originally released in 1946. The screening and discussion was led by Dr. Rebecca Prime, Art Department.

The screening was held in the Rosenstock Auditorium at Hood College (401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701) on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 7:00pm.

 

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