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Toronto International Film Festival

How long after an event can you write up your thoughts and still have it be relevant? I think I missed that window for recapping my first Toronto International Film Festival experience, but since the Vancouver International Film Festival starts … Continue reading

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Based-on-a-Book Big Screen Battle: Eat Pray Love vs Scott Pilgrim

Two very different literary properties. Two very different movies. Who will be the big winner at the box office this weekend? In this corner, we have Eat Pray Love, the movie adaptation of the bestselling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert. Eat … Continue reading

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Books into Movies: Everything Old is New Again

Pride and Prejudice and Pop-Culture Phenomenon Poor Jane Austen. When she first published Pride and Prejudice back in 1813, I don’t think she could have ever imagined how her story would become a literary classic — or inspire various film … Continue reading

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Musketeers, Hobbits and Shakespearean Vampires: Literary Adaptation News

More Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Casting Rumours A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the rumour that Carey Mulligan had been cast as Lisbeth Salander in the US movie version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Around the … Continue reading

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Guerrilla marketing or corporate graffiti?

Just spotted this advertisement stenciled on the sidewalk outside the Vancouver Public Library in downtown Vancouver: Is it clever guerrilla marketing, or tacky corporate graffiti? I seem to recall an uproar last year when Barcardi Rum and Ikea each tried … Continue reading

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Never judge a book by its movie

In what I hope to make a regular feature at BrainCandy, a round-up of news and links on books that are being made into movies — whether we want them to or not… Rumour has it that Carey Mulligan — … Continue reading

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