Audiobook to Movie Review: The BFG by Roald Dahl

 

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I received advanced screening passes from Walt Disney Studios Canada to view this film.

27876704Author: Roald Dahl
Narrator: David Williams
Publisher: Listening Library
Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Rebecca Hall
Director: Stephen Spielberg
Screenplay: Melissa Mathison

Summary (from Goodreads): Captured by a giant!

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!  Continue reading

Audiobook to Movie Review: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 

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Book cover for The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint -Exupéry
Author: 
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Narrator: Humphrey Bower
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Cast: Jeff Bridges, James Franco, Marion Cotillard
Director: Mark Osborne
Screenplay: Irean Brignull and Robert Persichetti Jr.

Summary (from Goodreads): Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures. Continue reading

Book to Movie Review: To Kill a Mockingbird

 

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Warning: Spoilers for those that have not yet read the book.

Book cover for To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Author: 
Harper Lee
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Cast: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford
Director: Robert Mulligan
Screenplay: Horton Foote

Summary (from Goodreads): The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbirdtakes readers to the roots of human behavior—to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.  Continue reading

Book to Movie Review: The Giver

 

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Book cover for The Giver by Lois Lowry.
Author: 
Lois Lowry
Publisher: HMH
Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Odeya Rush
Director: Phillip Noyce
Screenplay: Robert B. Waide and Michael Mitnick

Summary (from Goodreads): Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.  Continue reading