Literary-themed events happening in (and around) ATX for September 2019
The Nightmare Factory book club meets the third Tuesday of every month to discuss the best in literary horror fiction. Join us this Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m., if you dare! The iconic shower scene. A girl – Janet Leigh – is interrupted mid-lather by an obscured figure holding a butcher knife. Cue the … Continue reading Nightmare Factory reads ‘Psycho’ by Robert Bloch. Yep, it inspired the Hitchcock movie.
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
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
This post comes from Gregory, cinephile and BookPeople manager. “A good movie can take you out of your dull funk and the hopelessness that so often goes with slipping into a theatre; a good movie can make you feel alive again, in contact, not just lost in another city. Good movies make you care, make … Continue reading Hollywood’s Turbulent First Century: A Glimpse at the Beginning Decades of Our Silver Industry
Did you make a New Year's resolution to up your reading game in 2016? What better way to kickstart your reading life - and meet friendly new faces - than coming to one of our free book club meetings? We have a dozen bookseller-run, totally not at all intimidating, super-friendly groups that meet once a month … Continue reading Book Club Spotlight: AUTHORS & AUTEURS
This year, four science fiction-loving booksellers will delve into Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost Continents: The 100 Greatest Science-Fiction Films, the new book by film historian Douglas Brode. They'll watch the movies, read Brode's take, and tell you - point blank - how they feel about all of it. Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost … Continue reading Booksellers On Fantastic Planets: The Saga Begins
The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero Reviewed by Steve(n) If the difference between a crime and an accident is intent, then the international cult phenomenon that is the famously terrible film The Room bridges the gap between an insidiously surreal performance art prank and a contemptible, cinematic atrocity. Ping-ponging between the two ends of the spectrum … Continue reading THE DISASTER ARTIST: Just Try to Look Away