The Authors & Auteurs Bookclub Returns!
We’re back on the scene in 2017. After a month’s hiatus, BookPeople’s only book & cinema club returns this Sunday with a new time slot (we’ve moved to 2pm). We’re kicking off the year with She Who Was No More by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac and its silver screen adaptation Les diaboliques. Both novel and movie are exquisite thrillers, so much so that upon seeing the 1955 movie adaptation Alfred Hitchcock felt eclipsed – he would adapt Boileau and Narcejac a few years later with Vertigo.
Since the incarnation of this bookclub, we’ve sought eclectic material and diverse voices month to month. We’ve swung from the abstract science fiction of Under the Skin to the investigative journalism of All the President’s Men, from classic adventure in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to drug addiction in Jesus Son. We’ve also spotlighted literature translations from Japan, Italy, China, and France, but struggled to find a suitable French-language film until now with Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Les diaboliques. This is one picture you won’t want to miss and one you won’t soon forget.
Looking ahead to March, we have the multi-layered adaption of novel to stage musical to movie musical with Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories and the Bob Fosse directed Cabaret. In April we pivot to Mike Nichols’ adaptation of Edward Abee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, May brings the ever present 1984, and much more is to follow, including a collaboration with some other BookPeople peers that we’ll be announcing in the coming months.
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Upward and onward to greater glory! Hope to see you there.
-Gregory Day & Chris Hollingsworth