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Book Into Film – Mrs Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway Mrs Dalloway (published on 14 May 1925) is a novel by Virginia Woolf that details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman in post-First World War England. It is one of Woolf’s best-known ...

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The Last Picture Show

A coming of age film set in rural Texas in the early 1950s, The Last Picture Show was nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, with 2 wins for Leachman and Johnson in supporting roles. Based on Larry McMurtry's semi-autobiographical 1966 novel, The Last Picture Show stars Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cloris Leachman (Best Supporting Actress), Eileen Brennan, Clu Gulager, Ellen Burstyn, John Hillerman & Ben Johnson (Best Supporting Actor). The film also featured the debut appearances of Cybill Shepherd and Randy Quaid.

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Cinema Sundays! Special Bloomsday Event – The Dead

Set in Dublin, Ireland, The Dead follows Gabriel Conroy during the 1904 annual holiday gathering of his matronly aunts. It is a night of insecurities, mis-steps, discomfort and epiphany for Gabriel who realizes, after years of marriage, he really doesn't know his wife or her past as well as he thought he did. The Dead follows him through the ups and downs of his emotions, deciding whether it would be better to die young or old, to be gone and remembered or alive with diminished importance.

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Paths of Glory – Cinema Sundays!

Stanley Kubrick’s 1957 Paths of Glory, based on the 1935 novel by Humphrey Cobb, is a retelling of an event experienced by 4 French soldiers court-martialed and executed for mutiny as an example to the rest of the French troops during ...

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A Very Long Engagement – Cinema Sundays!

Welcome to Fort Bragg Library's "Over There" Cinema Sundays! Series for May. We're starting off with 2004's A Very Long Engagement, the story of a woman's desperate attempt to find her missing fiance, one of five soldiers who injured themselves in the hope of being invalided home during World War I. but were instead caught and sent to the front lines to meet the German offensive head on.

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Book Into Film

Jackie Brown is a 1997 crime drama film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel Rum Punch, the first adaptation from Tarantino, and stars Pam Grier in the title role. The film pays ...

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Book Into Film

RUM PUNCH  by Elmore Leonard    Rum Punch is a 1992 novel written by Elmore Leonard and adapted into the film Jackie Brown (1997) by director Quentin Tarantino. Set in West Palm Beach and Miami, FL, Rum Punch follows Jackie ...

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