Category Archives: Books made into movies

From Page to Projector: ‘The Killer Angels’ / ‘Gettysburg’

The Battle of Gettysburg took place 151 years ago this month, the bloodiest battle ever fought on U.S. soil. The events of those three days changed the tide of the Civil War and contained several fascinating stories from both the … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘I, Robot’

Classic science-fiction is one of those strange genres of literature that seem to lend well to film adaptations in their imaginative look at the future and what may lie ahead for the human race. However, it is easy for movie-makers … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4

HBO’s popular fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” based on George R.R. Martin’s continuing book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” concluded its fourth season last week. The third book, “A Storm of Swords,” was split between seasons 3 and … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

Young-adult novel adaptations are hardly anything new in recent years, but unlike the vast majority of installations in the genre, the one sitting atop the box office as of the publication of this review is neither fantasy nor dystopian. “The … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘How To Train Your Dragon’

I’ll always remember 2010 as a killer year for animated movies. “Despicable Me” was charming and fun, “Tangled” issued in a new era of Disney cartoons (setting the path for “Frozen” to take over the Internet), and “Megamind” was an … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

I love superhero movies. The “Avengers” movies, the bevy of Batman films, the Spider-Man franchise (both of them!) — the genre is filled with exciting, engaging and occasionally thought-provoking films. One of the first big modern superhero franchises was Marvel’s … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Heaven Is For Real’

Christian movies seem to be all the rage these days. “Son of God” kicked off the faith-based fervor of 2014, followed closely by the cinematic spectacle “Noah” and the modern-day “God’s Not Dead.” This weekend sees another film added to … Continue reading

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Local authors funnel Oz fascination into new book for film’s 75th anniversary

Meet Jay Scarfone and William Stillman, the wonderful writers of Oz. Both of the Hershey area, Scarfone and Stillman have published a book called “The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion” that is chock-full of behind-the-scenes images and … Continue reading

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Art Association of Harrisburg to host local authors of new ‘Wizard of Oz’ book

The beloved and iconic film “The Wizard of Oz” is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Enjoy local festivities as the Art Association of Harrisburg hosts two area authors – Jay Scarfone and William Stillman, who recently published “The Wizard of Oz: The … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Dan Rorabaugh reviews ‘The Desolation of Smaug,’ the second film in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, and compares it with the book by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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