Ray Bradbury Hompage    raybradburyboard.com    Forums  Hop To Forum Categories  Imported Forums  Hop To Forums  Ray's Legacy    Ray Bradbury and the film THE BOOKSHOP

Moderators: philnic, philnic
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Ray Bradbury and the film THE BOOKSHOP
 Login/Join
 
posted
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!
 
Posts: 952 | Registered: 26 January 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
posted Hide Post
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.


"Live Forever!"
 
Posts: 6895 | Location: 11 South Saint James Street, Green Town, Illinois | Registered: 02 October 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
posted Hide Post
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!
 
Posts: 952 | Registered: 26 January 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
posted Hide Post
High marks to the filmmakers!
 
Posts: 7084 | Location: Dayton, Washington, USA | Registered: 03 December 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
posted Hide Post
quote:
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!

I loved how they snuck him in!


"Live Forever!"
 
Posts: 6895 | Location: 11 South Saint James Street, Green Town, Illinois | Registered: 02 October 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 

Ray Bradbury Hompage    raybradburyboard.com    Forums  Hop To Forum Categories  Imported Forums  Hop To Forums  Ray's Legacy    Ray Bradbury and the film THE BOOKSHOP