Thursday, October 13, 2016

Novels in to Films Program by Mike Canning

It's been a while since we last went to a program at the Library of Congress. We were on an extended road trip and I received an email about upcoming events while traveling. This one looked interesting on a topic that both my husband and I like - just about anything to do with movies. And we just so happened to see a film about the life of Mary Pickford this week, and the event was to be presented in the Pickford Theater on the floor of the library where I worked for ten years. After lunch we walked over to see "Novels in to Films" by Mike Canning, who is a film critic and writes for the Hill Rag, among other things. The venue was filled by the time the event started, and the speaker was entertaining. He showed clips of movies and the difference between reading about the novel and watching it on the big screen. Several of the books he discussed are in the new exhibit in the Jefferson building about "America Reads." Of course, my husband has read and seen just about all, if not all, of the material he discussed; I, on the other hand, saw two of the films and hadn't read any of the books. By the end, we both enjoyed the presentation, and the subject matter. There will be another event in November keeping with the theme of novels and movies. This one will be about the Great Gatsby. We are looking forward to it.

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