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Monday, October 23rd, 2017

LibraryThing Movie Night – Never Let Me Go

This weekend, join us for the first ever LibraryThing Movie Night! Many of our favorite books have been adapted for the silver screen. And while, yes, LibraryThing is a book site, we thought it would be fun to share the experience of these book-to-film adaptations together.

This Friday, Oct. 27th, we’ll be watching and talking about the film adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. We’ll be talking about both the book and the movie, both of which were widely praised, although the movie is less well-known.

Details

Synchronize your watches for Friday, Oct. 27th, at 9pm Eastern (US). That’s when we’ll start the show. Never Let Me Go is available to stream on Netflix in the US and Brazil, or you can rent it on Amazon or iTunes.

You can see the trailer for the movie on YouTube—avoid that if you’re spoiler-averse, though.

Talk about it

This is one instance where you’ll be encouraged to talk during the movie. Join the discussion on Talk thread during or after the movie, as you like. If you’re so inclined, tag your Twitter or Facebook posts with #LTMovieNight so we can keep in touch there, too.

We ask that you keep discussion spoiler-free until we’re all watching together. If you’ve read the book or seen the movie already, don’t ruin any surprises!

More

This is an experiment that we thought would be fun to try. If it goes well and folks like it, we’ll do it again! Questions, comments, or suggestions for other movies you’d like to watch with LTers? Post ‘em on Talk.

Labels: events, fun, movie event, movies, Uncategorized

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

“Paper Man” Blu-Ray Giveaway

We’re partnering with MPI Media to give away a gift pack for the Blu-Ray release of “Paper Man,” starring Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Daniels and Lisa Kudrow (watch the trailer – available on Blu-Ray and DVD today!). Daniels plays a novelist with some pretty serious writer’s block, and Reynolds is his imaginary friend, Captain Excellent.

The gift pack includes a Blu-Ray of the movie, plus an Amazon Kindle.

Entering is easy: just comment on this post with your LT username, and we’ll pick the winner at random at 3 p.m. EST on Friday (21 January). Multiple comments will not increase your chances of winning.

Update: Congratulations to LTer aglaia351, the winner of this giveaway. Enjoy!

Labels: contest, movies

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Related Movies in Common Knowledge

Chris has added a feature for related movies in Common Knowledge. Here’s an example, from Romeo and Juliet.

The edit box “autocompletes” with suggestions by polling the IMDB API. Here’s an example from Room with a View.

Come talk about it. We’re still hashing out the best way to do it.

Labels: common knowledge, movies

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Free movie passes to “The Road” in Detroit and Philadelphia

The folks who are bringing Cormac McCarthy’s The Road to the big screen are inviting LibraryThing members to attend free advance screenings of the new movie.

You can start speculating on the adaptation now, in the Made Into a Movie and Book vs Movie groups. This was one of those books I bought so I could loan out. I can’t wait to find out what the attendees think.

There are two screenings, with limited seating. Tickets will be given out to the first-emailed, first-served.

Philadelphia (downtown)
Sunday, November 15th at 7:30 pm

Detroit area (Novi, MI)
Thursday, November 19th at 7 pm

If you live in either area, and are interested in attending, email Holly Cara Price (hcp@ddanielspr.net). It’s first-come, first serve, so email her ASAP if you’d like to go. Holly will email you instructions on tickets and the theater location.

For the rest of us, the movie will be released November 25th: http://theroad-movie.com/

Here’s the movie synopsis:
From Cormac McCarthy, author of NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, comes the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of the beloved, best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, THE ROAD. Academy Award-nominee Viggo Mortensen leads a distinguished cast featuring Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron, Academy Award-winner Robert Duvall, Michael Kenneth Williams, Molly Parker, Guy Pearce and young newcomer Kodi Smit-McPhee in this epic post-apocalyptic tale of the survival of a father (Mortensen) and his young son (Smit-McPhee) as they journey across a barren American landscape that has been destroyed by a mysterious cataclysm. THE ROAD boldly imagines a future in which men are pushed to the worst and the best that they are capable of – a future in which a father and his son are sustained by love and an unshakable morality even in the face of total devastation.

Directed by John Hillcoat

Update 11/13/09:

Today in the Wall Street Journal is an incredible, lengthy interview that Cormac McCarthy. The writer spent a record 7 hours with McCarthy talking about the film, the book, and life in general.

Labels: advance screening, Detroit, Michigan, movie event, movies, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Brideshead Revisted giveaway

Miramax Films is giving us 25 copies of Brideshead Revisted to give out as Early Reviewer books! The movie adaptation comes out in theaters July 25th, and I for one plan on going.*

Check out the Early Reviewers page to request a copy.

So, what’s your stance – read the book before seeing them movie, or after? Ok, I realize the book was popular long before the movie ever was in the making, but for those who haven’t read it yet, what’s the plan? (Weigh in here, in “What’s better: reading the book first before watching the movie, or vice versa?“)

For more discussion on movies adapted from books, try the Made into a Movie group.

*The site for the movie has a link for advance screenings, which is always fun!

Labels: early reviewers, movies

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Free movie passes to Love in the Time of Cholera

Want to see a free advance screening of a movie next week? New Line Cinema is giving LibraryThing members in California* an invitation to see the film Love in the Time of Cholera before it opens. Details below.

Does the film do the book justice? Members of the Made into a Movie group, I look to you… (Join the conversation about When the movies are better than the books or vice versa).

The nitty gritty.
There are two screenings:

Los Angeles. 7:30pm, Tuesday November 13th. AMC Century City 15, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles 90067. (Click here to get the LA pass)

Orange County. 7:30pm, Wednesday November 14th. AMC 30 @ The Block of Orange, 20 City West Blvd, Orange 92868. (Click here to get the OC pass)

Click on the link to get a pass, print it out, and bring it to the screening (each pass admits two people). Both screenings start at 7:30pm, and admittance is on a first come first served basis—so get there early! They’ll start letting people in around 7pm.

*Apologies to the non-Californians (hey, I’m one of you!).

Labels: movies