I just saw a new British film called THE BOOKSHOP, set in the 1950's, about a young widow who decides to open a book store. Much to my surprise and delight, the writing of Ray Bradbury plays a small but important role in the story. The film is excellent, and I highly recommend it!
I thought the same thing when I saw it on Sunday. I think my review convinced at least two Bradbury fans/friends to go see it the next day. What I wrote:
Have you seen it? If not, rush to your nearest arthouse!
Ray B has four major cameos, and I don't just mean shots of his books.
It's clear that the writer or director is a fan (altho I imagine that it's prominent in the novel), because the scenes don't really have anything to do with the story itself, and yet, there they are. Over and over.
Further, I think you might just love this film.
I just finished reading the novel, THE BOOKSHOP by Penelope Fitzgerald, upon which this film was based. The book is excellent, but doesn't mention Ray Bradbury even once. This means that the repeated references to Ray and his books throughout the film were the creation of the filmmakers, to which I can only say: they have great taste in writers!
High marks to the filmmakers!
I loved how they snuck him in!
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