Category Archives: Movie

The Shipping News, Book & Movie

I had bought the movie based on Annie Proulx‘s book (winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award) because I had missed it at the theatre and had heard it was good.  (Also, I don’t have to be … Continue reading

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We’ll Always Have Casablanca by Noah Isenberg

The full title is actually We’ll Always Have Casablanca – The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie and it has more interesting trivia about this amazingly enduring movie which seemingly took on a life of its own … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers & First Chapter, First Paragraph: Tuesday, April 10th

One of my favourite movies is Casablanca.  A friend and I just watched it again recently and it has sent us on a bit of a “6 degrees of separation” kick which includes the book for today’s Tantalizing Teaser and First … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf, Mar. 16/18

Since I last wrote anything on this blog, I’ve searched, found, bought, and moved into a marvellous new condo overlooking the Ottawa River.  And although I haven’t found the time to write, I’ve certainly been reading.  Here’s a sample from … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: This Doesn’t Happen in the Movies Amazon by Renée Pawlish

Welcome to Mystery Monday.  Today’s feature is a delightful parody of the hard-boiled detective personified on screen by Humphrey Bogart.  Pawlish‘s detective, Reed Ferguson, is a big fan of Bogie’s, and even has a large poster of The Big Sleep on … Continue reading

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Hitchcock: a movie review, 2012

If you love Alfred Hitchcock movies, you’ll probably enjoy this movie about the man and the making of his psychological thriller from 1960, Psycho! Starring Anthony Hopkins as the man himself and Helen Mirren as his wife, Hitchcock (2012) shows the man’s strengths, foibles, … Continue reading

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