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Literary Flicks

Literary Flicks

... a monthly viewing of movies based on books

 

Great Expectations

May 9 , 2017 - 6:30 p.m.

Great Expectations is a 1946 British film directed by David Lean, based on the novel by Charles Dickens. and starring John Mills, Bernard Miles, Finlay Currie, Jean Simmons, Martita Hunt, Alec Guinness and Valerie Hobson. The story follows the life of the orphan Pip, as he encounters the escaped criminal Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Haversham, and the enchanting Estella. The film won two Academy Awards (Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography) and was nominated for three others (Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay). ( 118 min.)

The Quiet American

June 13 , 2017 - 6:30 p.m.

The Quiet American is a 2002 film based on a novel by Graham Greene. On one level it is a love story about the triangle that develops between Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine), a British journalist in his fifties; a young American idealist, supposedly an aid worker, named Alden Pyle (Brendan Fraser); and Phuong (Do Thi Hai Yen), a Vietnamese woman. On another level it is also about the growing American involvement that led to the full-scale American war in Vietnam. Michael Caine was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. (101 min.)