There has been a lot of interest in books being made into films recently with what seems like an exponential growth.From recently written Young Adult dystopian FIction such as The Hunger Games and the Divergent series, to classic tales retold such as Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. Check out the lists below for what is being made in 2014 and the best adaptation of last year.
As the Cabra Library DVD collection grows this interest will naturally increase here at school too. We are approaching 600 titles in our constantly growing DVD loan collection. Please remember to have a parent/carer sign your student diary to allow you to borrow. View the complete list below:
Richard will visit Cabra College on Thursday 14th November. Signed copies of his books will be available for purchase at a mere $15. Please see Mr Bull in the Senior Library or Miss SB in the Middle School Library for details.
It seems inevitable that if you write books as well as Tim Winton, sooner or later someone will make a movie of it. Thankfully, the film adaptations tend to be pretty good overall. Directors are wise not to stray too far from the deft plotting and lyrical sophistication of our acclaimed writer’s stories. In the Winter Dark,That Eye, The Sky and now The Turning have all been translated for the screen. Whilst The former two are quite faithful representations of Winton’s originals, The Turning stands out as a unique and ambitious cinematic experiment.
There are many inspirations for writing but some seem to crop up more than others. Animals and dogs in particular have provided the narrative drive for countless novels and short stories. Having recently rescued a four-year old miniature bull terrier ourselves, I started to reflect on all the stories I knew where a dog was the driving force.
Check out the links below for a veritable panoply of canine fiction; classic, modern and contemporary.
New research has shown that reading fiction stimulates your brain in important and unexpected ways. Beliefs long-held by librarians and teachers about the intrinsic value of reading stories could now be backed up by the latest findings in neuroscience. Anne Murphy Paul reports, “brain scans are revealing what happens in our heads when we read a detailed description, an evocative metaphor or an emotional exchange between characters. Stories, this research is showing, stimulate the brain and even change how we act in life.” Read the full New York Times article here.