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Some Like It Hot (1959)

Director: Billy Wilder Rating: Not Rated Starring: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe Screenplay: Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond Music By: Adolph Deutsch Cinematography: Charles Lang Running Time: 121 minutes Premiered: March 29, 1959 Synopsis: When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they…

Top 5 Classic Children’s Books About Dogs

A selection of classic children’s literature that explores the bond between man and dog.

Rosalie Ham-The Dressmaker

Synopsis: A darkly satirical novel of love, revenge, and 1950s haute couture. After twenty years spent mastering the art of dressmaking at couture houses in Paris, Tilly Dunnage returns to the small Australian town she was banished from as a child. She decides to…

Top 5 Worst Book-to-Screen Adaptations

Not a definitive listing, just the ones I currently find the most egregious.  Anne With an E (2018, TV)     I am a purist in that I think movie or television adaptations of well-loved books should stick as close as possible to the…

Movie Review: The Rider

Director: Chloe Zhao Rating: R Starring: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau Screenplay: Chloe Zhao Based on the Life of: Brady Jandreau Music By: Nathan Halpern     Cinematography: Joshua James Richards Running Time: 104 Minutes Premiered: April 15, 2018 (USA-Limited) Synopsis: After suffering a near…

Kate Quinn-The Alice Network

Synopsis: Two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. In 1947, during the chaotic aftermath…

Neal Stephenson-Seveneves

Synopsis: What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far…

Top 5 Library Themed Young Adult Books

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler- E. L. Konigsburg Synopsis: When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn’t just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere — to a place that is comfortable,…

Top 5 Romantic Novels (Revisited)

I had previously published a Top 5 Romantic Novel list in 2015. This is my list for 2017. The only constant is The Deception of the Emerald Ring; which I clearly like quite a bit.  1. Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austen I am not sure what all I…

Mark Twain-A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Themes Explored: fantasy, escapism, luck, wits, endurance, slavery, foolishness and folly, patriotism, society and class, injustice, wisdom, knowledge, technology, modernization, the supernatural, magic, wizardry, romance, adultery, betrayal, satire Summary: A nineteenth-century American travels back in time to sixth-century England in this darkly comic social…

Daphne du Maurier-Frenchman’s Creek

Themes Explored: romance, fantasy, lust, escape, rebellion, womanhood, piracy, love, hate, tolerance, husband-wife dynamics, children, fishing, loyalty Summary: Jaded by the numbing politeness of Restoration London, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against high society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness…

Tom Clancy-Red Storm Rising

Themes Explored: politics, geopolitical warfare, geopolitics, oil dependency, economics, communism, modern warfare, espionage, suspense, adventure, mystery, terrorism, diplomacy, meteorology Synopsis: Using the latest advancements in military technology, the world’s superpowers battle it out on land, sea, and air for the ultimate global control. (From…

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