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Based on the Book

The Based On The Book discussion group (formerly Film & Text Seminar) meets the first Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Seminar Room, unless otherwise specified at the Security desk.
 
Each month this group discusses a book of fiction and a movie based on the book. Each discussion is moderated by one of the group members. The book and movie pairs are selected by the discussion group. Some examples of book and movie pairs are Jane Austen, Emma (1815) and the 1995 movie Clueless with Alicia Silverstone; Pierre Boulle, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1952) and the 1957 movie with Alec Guinness; Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It (1976) and the 1992 movie with Brad Pitt; Mario Puzo, The Godfather (1969) and the 1972 movie with Marlon Brando; Ian Fleming, Casino Royale (1953) and the 2006 movie with Daniel Craig; Ian McEwan, Atonement (2001) and the 2007 movie with Keira Knightley.

If you would like to join the group, please contact Grant Schaumburg, GS@athmovies.org.

2018 Schedule

  • Jan. 10: (N.B. this is the second Wednesday) Jane Austen, Emma (1815) and the 1995 movie Clueless with Alicia Silverstone
    Feb. 7: Pierre Boulle, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1952) and the 1957 movie with Alec Guinness
    Mar. 7: Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It (1976) and the 1992 movie with Brad Pitt
    Apr. 4: Mario Puzo, The Godfather (1969) and the 1972 movie with Marlon Brando 
    May 2: Ian Fleming, Casino Royale (1953) and the 2006 movie with Daniel Craig
    Jun. 6: Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago (1957) and the 1965 movie with Omar Sharif
    July 18 (N.B. this is the third Wednesday): Philip Roth, Goodbye, Columbus (1959) and the 1969 movie with Richard Benjamin
    Aug. 1: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter (1850) and the 2010 movie Easy A with Emma Stone
    Sep. 5: Vikas Swarup, Slumdog Millionaire (2005) and the 2008 movie with Dev Patel
    Oct. 3: P.D. James, The Children of Men (1992) and the 2006 movie with Julianne Moore
    Nov. 7: Adrian Martin, Once Upon a Time in America (1998) and the 1984 movie with James Woods
    Dec. 5:  John le Carré, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963) and the 1965 movie with Richard Burton

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