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The Adaptation of Nick

The Adaptation of Nick

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 17th 2018

As novelist/screenwriter/producer Nick Hornby turns 61 today, he’s come a great distance – and broadened in his storytelling skills and concerns over the past quarter-century. Readers and moviegover

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Twenty-Year Fever

Twenty-Year Fever

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 4th 2017

In a introduction to his November 2015 Rolling Stone interview with Nick Hornby as the writer’s screenplay adaptation for the film Brooklyn would shortly go on to earn him nominations for Oscar® an

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Mohawk's Matchless Miss Oliver

Mohawk's Matchless Miss Oliver

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 9th 2015

Today’s birthday celebration covers a multitude of memorable movie characters: Cimarron’s Mrs. Tracy Wyatt, Alice in Wonderland’s Red Queen, master sleuth Hildegarde Withers, David Copperfield’s A

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Sense and Sensibility and Swamps

Sense and Sensibility and Swamps

Posted by Mike Fnnegan on Oct 23rd 2015

Twenty years ago, Jane Austen was an in-demand scribe indeed. The six-hour BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth as Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, pre

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