Sunday, February 24, 2013

Book Ad of the Week: AFTER (1973)

July 30, 1973

by Robert Anderson
Random House, 1973

Best known for his plays TEA AND SYMPATHY and I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER and the film adaptations of both, Robert Anderson wrote the screenplays for UNTIL THEY SAIL (1957) and THE SAND PEBBLES (1966) and was Oscar-nominated twice -- for THE NUN'S STORY (1959) and the screen adaptation of I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER (1970) -- but the major Paramount motion picture of his novel After was never produced.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Book Ad of the Week: THE TONGUES OF ANGELS (1990)

June 6, 1990

The Tongues of Angels
by Reynolds Price
Atheneum, 1990

The Tongues of Angels, written by the late novelist, poet, dramatist, essayist, lyricist and Duke University professor Reynolds Price, has yet to be adapted for the screen.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Book Ad of the Week: THE SILVER BEARS (1974)

August 22, 1974

The Silver Bears
by Paul E. Erdman
Charles E. Scribner & Sons, 1974

For the 1978 film adaptation of Paul Erdman's novel The Silver Bears, a strong international cast was assembled: Michael Caine, Cybill Shepherd, Louis Jourdan, St├ęphane Audran, David Warner, Tom Smothers, Martin Balsam, Jay Leno, Charles Gray, and Joss Ackland. Scripted by Erdman and Peter Stone, it was directed by Ivan Passer and released by American International Pictures.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Book Ad of the Week: THE ORDWAYS (1965)

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June 25, 1965

The Ordways
by William Humphrey
Alfred A. Knopf, 1964

William Humphrey's debut novel, Home from the Hill, became the 1960 Vincente Minnelli movie of the same title starring Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, George Peppard and George Hamilton, but his sophomore work, The Ordways, was never adapted for the screen.