The Authors & Auteurs Book Club Takes on ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN

For May's Authors and Auteurs Bookclub, we venture into fresh territory: journalism and current event dramatization. This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the film adaptation All the President's Men which depicts the early months of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward's investigative reporting of the Watergate burglary - and if I may get on my … Continue reading The Authors & Auteurs Book Club Takes on ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN

Difficult Pictures: Art Cinema in the 21st Century

By Gregory Day and Chris Hollingsworth The preface to Robert Phillip Kolker’s The Altering Eye begins thusly: “Narrative film can set out to please its audience, soothe it, meet and reinforce its expectations. Or it can challenge, question, and probe, inquire about itself, its audience, and the world that both inhabit and reflect. This is … Continue reading Difficult Pictures: Art Cinema in the 21st Century

The Authors & Auteurs Book & Cinema Club Presents Further Viewings for The Wonder Boys

Cinema is besotted with particular breeds of writers - the scoundrels, the neurotics, and the frenzied. The Authors & Auteurs Book & Cinema Club just celebrated these fictional wordsmiths with Michael Chabon’s Wonder Boys, along with Curtis Hanson’s big screen adaptation. Following this, we’re taking a look at a few other (and maybe worse) cases … Continue reading The Authors & Auteurs Book & Cinema Club Presents Further Viewings for The Wonder Boys

Authors & Auteurs Book Club Watches The Wheels Go Round With Michael Chabon’s WONDER BOYS

Authors and Auteurs concluded our first six months in existence with Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence and one of our largest gatherings to date. The group is still in many ways carving out its identity, so come join us as we continue toiling and stumbling our way towards greatness. The next six months will … Continue reading Authors & Auteurs Book Club Watches The Wheels Go Round With Michael Chabon’s WONDER BOYS

The Authors & Auteurs Book Club Refuses To Become The Conformist

The origin of The Conformist starts with Carlo Rosselli. Roselli was a major political figure in the anti-Fascist movements in Italy, Paris, and in the Spanish Civil War. He founded the anti-Fascist movement Giustizia e Liberta or Justice and Freedom. On June 9, 1937 while visiting the French resort town of Bagnoles-de-l’Orne, he was murdered … Continue reading The Authors & Auteurs Book Club Refuses To Become The Conformist

The Authors & Auteurs Book Club Survived Cosmopolis and Looks Forward To Paprika

Cosmopolis was widely dismissed upon publication in April of 2003. It was an "intellectual turkey shoot," (The New York Times) a lesser DeLillo, an ornate, remote curiosity... Oh, what a difference five years and a financial collapse wrought. Eric Packer's farfetched machinations in the world of cyber capital now had some visible real world counterparts … Continue reading The Authors & Auteurs Book Club Survived Cosmopolis and Looks Forward To Paprika

Coming Soon!!! The Authors & Auteurs Book Club!!!

COMING ATTRACTION: The Authors & Auteurs Book Club!!! Books adapted into movies invariably cause a diverse reaction from audiences. How many times have we hailed that the book was better? We spend more time with books. Subplots, inner monologues, and an author’s unique use of words intrigue us over the days or weeks we spend … Continue reading Coming Soon!!! The Authors & Auteurs Book Club!!!