For this week’s Sunday Salon, I return to a book I had planned to read during my personal Banned Books Week challenge of a book a day during that week. However, I had to order it on interlibrary loan and it didn’t arrive in time. Actually I had forgotten that I had ordered it and so when I received it, it came as a bit of a surprise.
I had wanted to see the movie when it first came out on DVD, but hadn’t had the chance yet. For Banned Books Week, I had put the movie in my Netflix queue. Last week, it arrived, so now I want to read the book first and then watch the movie which will also qualify for a Lit Flicks Challenge in which I am participating.
On a side note, so far out of the original books and movies I have chosen to read and watch for that particular challenge, I have not read or watched a single movie that I had planned to read. So far, I’ve read and watched The Outsiders and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. In retrospect, I realize I also have read three others that were made into movies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Chocolate War and Johnny Tremain— so technically I have completed the challenge.
Another one I’ve read, The Giver, I have since learned is, and has been since 1994, in the planning stages to be made into a movie. Tentatively, the movie is scheduled to be released in 2011 with Jeff Bridges. While no official trailer is available yet, I did find one on YouTube, which inventively uses Harry Potter movies for a trailer. I’ll leave you with it until I return later this afternoon to share some of my thoughts on the Freedom Writers book.