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Have you ever found yourself salivating while reading about meals in a book? Graphic designer Dinah Friedwill take your hunger to the next level.
She has created a photo book of meals featured in classic literature calledFictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals which just came out on Harper Collins. The book includes fifty photos of meals photographs from books ranging from The Secret Garden to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Check it out:
Showcasing famous meals including the madcap tea party from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the watery gruel from Oliver Twist, the lavish chicken breakfast from To Kill a Mockingbird, the stomach-turning avocado-and-crabmeat salad from The Bell Jar, and the seductive cupcakes from The Corrections, this unique volume pairs each place setting with the text from the book that inspired its creation. Interesting food facts and entertaining anecdotes about the authors, their work, and their culinary predilections complete this charming book, which is sure to whet the appetites of lovers of great literature and delicious dishes.
The video embedded above features scenes with Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, Kate Mulgrew as Galina “Red” Reznikov, and Uzo Aduba as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren. Follow this link to hear the cast describe the forthcoming season in three words.
According to Time, “the series premiered to critical acclaim last summer, and though Netflix does not release its audience data, it was rumored to have outpaced Netflix’s other popular originals, including House of Cards and the Arrested Development reboot, in viewership.” All 13 episodes of season two will come out on June 06, 2014.
Laura Hillenbrand’s bestseller Unbroken: An Olympian’s Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive will be adapted as young adult novel. Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, will publish the work on Veteran’s Day 2014.
Hillenbrand adapted the work for young readers. “The saga of a man’s bravery, ingenuity, and unwavering will in the face of almost unimaginable challenges, Louie Zamperini’s story is spellbinding to people of every age,” explained Hillenbrand in a statement. “At the urging of librarians, teachers, and parents, I’ve created this edition specifically for younger readers. I’m delighted to bring Louie’s inspiring, exhilarating story to a new generation.”
The first printing of the YA adaptation will be a 200,000 copy run. The original book has sold almost 4 million copies and has been on the bestseller list for more than 160 weeks, with 14 weeks at No. 1. The book has also been adapted as a film starring Angelina Jolie, which is slated for release on Christmas Day 2014.
MTV has unleashed a new trailer for the If I Stay film adaptation. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actress Chloe Grace Moretz playing the lead role Mia and actor Jamie Blackley as her love interest Adam.
The story, based on Gayle Foreman’s popular young adult novel, follows Mia when her “world is turned upside down during a horrific car accident that kills her parents, and leaves Mia in a coma.” This movie is scheduled to hit theaters on August 22nd.
Todd Burpo‘sbestselling Christian novel Heaven is For Real has been adapted into a film. The film was directed by Randall Wallace and stars Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly and Thomas Haden Church.
Like the book, the film from Sony Pictures follows the story of a young boy who claims to visit heaven after a life-saving appendectomy. Check it out:
Todd and Sonja Burpo are a real-life couple whose son Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth: things he couldn’t possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event.
A new featurette for The Giver movie adaptation has been unleashed.
Viewers will see Lois Lowry, the author behind this Newbery Medal-winning novel, talking about the questions she asked herself when she first conceived of the story. Besides Lowry’s appearance, the video embedded above also offers glimpses of Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges in the title role and Brenton Thwaites playing the lead protagonist Jonas.
Here’s more from BuzzFeed: “An initial trailer was released a few weeks ago and viewers have been disconcerted by the fact that the trailer was entirely in color rather than black and white as in the novel. However, much to the pleasure of viewers, some of this new footage depicts the utopian (dystopian?) world of The Giver as it is in the novel: colorless.”
Twentieth Century Fox has unveiled a trailer for the Gone Girl movie adaptation. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actor Ben Affleck in the lead role of Nick Dunne and actress Rosamund Pike as his spouse Amy.
Author Gillian Flynn worked with Oscar-nominated filmmaker David Fincherto change the ending of her book for the story featured in this movie. The official release date has been scheduled for October 3rd. (via The Verge)
This short story can be found in two Rowling books: Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows and The Tales of Beedle the Bard fairy tale collection. We’ve embedded the first trailer above–what do you think?
The filmmakers have been granted permission from Warner Bros. to create this project. The team will screen the full film on May 04, 2014 at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre. Follow this link to watch behind-the-scenes videos. (via The Harry Potter Alliance)
How will author George R.R. Martin make sure that the Game of Thrones HBO series won’t catch up with him?
As fans of A Song of Ice and Fire know, Martin will pen two more installments to wrap up his popular book series. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the writer explained that the forthcoming fourth season is actually based on the second half of book three A Storm of Swords.
Should Game of Thrones continue in the future, Martin will consult with creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff to split books four and five, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons,to prolong its story. He also noted other popular TV shows, Mad Men and Breaking Bad, did not suffer from a “hiatus inserted in the middle of the final season” so that is another option.
The video embedded above offers glimpses of scenes featuring cast members Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, and Katie Holmes. Entertainment Weekly has posted photos from the movie set.
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola (pictured, via) may direct a live-action movie of The Little Mermaid. The screenplay is based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.
Here’s more from Deadline: “Caroline Thompson of Edward Scissorhands fame is rewriting the script, about the mermaid willing to make a Faustian bargain to live on land after she falls in love. Previous drafts were done by Fifty Shades Of Grey scribe Kelly Marcel and Shame scribe Abi Morgan, and Joe Wright was at one time eyeing this to direct.”
A theater group in Omaha, NE has adapted Stephen King’s The Shining for the stage. The new play, directed by Jason Levering, opens tomorrow night at Omaha’s Sokol Auditorium.
The group will perform for three shows, all of which have sold out. Proceeds from the performance will go to help save the theater. King granted the group the rights to the three performances.
“Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Stephen King, we have a unique opportunity to bring his horror masterpiece to the stage for a great cause. A little known fact is that Mr. King originally conceived ‘The Shining’ as a sort of play – a tragedy with five acts – but it instead evolved into a novel with five parts,” stated Levering.
Actor Andy Serkishas signed on to direct Warner Bros.’ live action adaptation of The Jungle Book. Ron Howard was reportedly considering the role last month, but the meetings didn’t go far.
The Hollywood Reporter has more: “ Jungle Book would be Serkis’ feature directorial debut after directing second unit on Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit movies, the third of which Warners is due to open in December. Some of the shoots involved the creation of elaborate and lively action sequences. For example, Serkis helmed the widely praised barrel-chase sequence in TheHobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”
Nat Wolff, the actor who plays Isaac in The Fault in Our Stars, sent out a tweet that he is “excited” have the lead role in Paper Towns. Deadlinereports that “Paper Towns takes place in Orlando, but this is far from a Disney World ride. The protagonist is Quentin, a young man who shared a jarring experience with his neighbor Margo: They found a man who committed suicide.”
Jerry Puryear has done just this. He has created a Tumblr page called Misguided Paeans, which is dedicated to children’s book adaptations of serious adult novels. ”A poorly advised amalgam of literary fiction and children’s books,” explains Puryear on the website.
The regularly updated collection is very entertaining and worth checking out. (Via Slate).
A new trailer has been unveiled for X-Men: Days of Future Past.
The video embedded above offers glimpses of scenes featuring cast members Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, and Jennifer Lawrence. Just Jared has posted photos from the movie set.
Warner Bros. has snatched up the film rights to Mitch Albom’s novel, The First Phone Call From Heaven. HarperCollins released the book back in November 2013.
This will be the first time one of Albom’s books will be adapted into a feature film. Three of Albom’s other books, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, and For One More Day, were turned into made-for-television movies.
Michael Connelly’sHarry Bosch book series will be adapted into an Amazon Original web series called Bosch.
Thus far, Connelly has published sixteen books in this mystery series with the latest installment, The Burning Room, due out in November 2014. He will work with Law & Order writer Eric Overmyer to pen the scripts.
According to the press release, the cast includes Titus Welliver, Annie Wersching and Jamie Hector. Welliver will star as Detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch.
Warner Bros. will create a total of three moves for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film franchise.
According to The New York Times, “the main character will be a ‘magizoologist’ named Newt Scamander. The stories, neither prequels or sequels, will start in New York about seven decades before the arrival of Mr. Potter and his pals.”
Earlier this year, author J.K. Rowling sat for a Wonderland magazine interview with actress Emma Watson, best known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies. Rowling revealed that when she first started thinking about Newt’s back story, she didn’t intend on writing the script. She ended up finishing her first rough draft in just twelve days. (via IGN)
Developers at Webpgr.com have taken Lewis Carol‘s classic novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and turned it into a single interactive web page that can be read chapter by chapter. They are calling it The Millennium Fulcrum Edition 3.0.
The entire book lives in columns on one page. It looks like an online microform. Each chapter lives in its own column. Readers can click on the chapter that they’d like to read and the page will zoom into that chapter and readers can scroll down on the page to read the entire chapter.
If you’d like to create your own book in this format, check out Webpgr.com. The site is currently in closed beta, but you can request access on the site. Check it this video for more details.
Tribeca Film has unveiled a trailer for the Palo Alto movie adaptation. Deadline reports that this film, based on James Franco’s 2010 short story collection, marks the directorial debut of Gia Coppola.
The video embedded above offers glimpses of Franco himself as soccer coach Mr. B, Emma Roberts as a young student named April, and Jack Kilmer playing the artist Teddy. Palo Alto will be shown during the Tribeca Film Festival on April 24th. The official release date has been scheduled for May 9th.
Author John Greenannounced on his blog that Atlantic Records is accepting instagram pieces with “a word or phrase of encouragement.” The organizers behind this contest “will pick their favorite entries and include them in the music video.”
To participate, all images must feature the #TFiOSencouragements hashtag in the description. Thus far, more than two dozen people have sent in submissions. A deadline has been set for April 11, 2014.
Charitybuzz has organized two auctions for fans of The Hunger Games film franchise. According to ScreenRant, all of the proceeds will benefit the Kristen Ann Carr Fund.
The first item, a visit to the set of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, is valued at $5,000. Producer Jon Kilik will serve as an escort for the winner and one friend. Bidding ends on March 20th.
The second item, a non-speaking role for the movie, is estimated to be worth $10,000. Whoever wins will be given time to meet some of the actors and crew working on the film. Bids will be accepted until March 27th.