Reading and Discussion

Exploring Ideas through Books

From Page to Screen

When is it true that the movie’s good, but the book is better? What makes it so? What does a book or the script of a play have to offer that its film version does not? Conversely, what does film offer that print cannot?

Books in this Series

  • Christopher Isherwood, Berlin Stories
  • Bob Fosse (Director), Cabaret (Film)
  • Isak Dinesen, Out of Africa
  • Sydney Pollack (Director), Out of Africa (Film)
  • Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep
  • Howard Hanks (Director), The Big Sleep (Film)
  • Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption
  • Frank Darabont (Director), The Shawshank Redemption (Film)
  • W. P. Kinsella, Shoeless Joe
  • Phil Alden Robinson (Director), Field of Dreams (Film)

Available Facilitators

How to Book this Series

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