Category Archives: Fiction

From Page to Projector: ‘Gone Girl’

When “Gone Girl,” a thriller by Gillian Flynn, became a rapid best-seller almost immediately after its 2012 publication, people knew a movie would shortly follow. Sure enough, just two years later, a film adaptation directed by David Fincher (of “Fight Club” and … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Alice in Wonderland’

There are so many childhood staples that I realize I missed out on while growing up, it’s hard to know how I managed to develop any kind of social cognition. I watched a bunch of Disney cartoons as a kid, … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Maze Runner’

The latest in a string of young-adult novels to be translated to the big screen, “The Maze Runner” feels the most like “The Hunger Games” than any YA dystopian tale this side of “Divergent.” The film, which sat atop the … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘If I Stay’

With Hollywood targeting the young female demographic in recent years, it seems that the young-adult novel has become a treasure trove of adaptation ideas. The most recent book to get the big-screen callup is “If I Stay,” published in 2009 … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Giver’

Young-adult adaptations are all over the Hollywood landscape as of late. It seems like every other month, there’s a new teen book being made into an epic-looking movie. This month, there have been two, the first being a young-adult novel … Continue reading

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Review: “Suddenly, Love” by Aharon Appelfeld

Ernst is a 70-year-old Red Army veteran, living alone with his housekeeper, Irena. His wife and child were killed in the second world war. Ernst slaves over the novels he writes about his life, occasionally reading bits and pieces to … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Shoeless Joe’ / ‘Field of Dreams’

Probably my favorite sports movie of all time is “Field of Dreams,” a film baseball romantics can point to as illustration for why they love the game with such passion. The characters, the story and especially the language draws out … Continue reading

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18-year-old York native Gabriella Gill pens novel, films book trailer

Morgan Elise Beatty, left, receives direction from author Gabriella Gill and assistant director Aimee Kallstrom. Gill wrote a young adult superhero novel, “Saving Metropolis,” and in July, she shot a book trailer to accompany the novel. The group met under … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Planet of the Apes’

This month saw the release of the latest in one of science fiction’s most well-known movie franchises, “Planet of the Apes.” The franchise that includes eight movies and a TV series all spawned from Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel about an … Continue reading

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Gettysburg author Jessica James wins Southern Fiction award

Gettysburg author Jessica James is the first two-time winner of the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, according to a news release. James first won the prestigious literary award in 2011 for her Civil War novel “Noble Cause,” … Continue reading

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