Book & Movie Night
Saturday, February 22, 2014
6:00 PM: Room open for sack suppers
6:30 PM: Movie begins
6:45 PM: Parking entrance gates close
8:30 PM: Discussion of movie & book
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie * By Muriel Spark (1961) * Movie with Maggie Smith (1969)
We have had movie nights and also book discussion meetings. This year we discuss both - a book and a movie of the same story, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, set in Edinburgh between the two World Wars.
Read the book ahead of time if you can.
We’ll see the movie together and talk about both. Bring your personal sack supper to eat before the movie.
In this novel, chosen by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the 100 best English language novels since 1923, Edinburgh teacher, Miss Jean Brodie, mentors a group of girls giving them an unconventional education in the arts, the classics and personal relationships. The novel was adapted to become a play, performed by Vanessa Redgrave and Zoe Caldwell, and then become a film starring Maggie Smith (pictured at right) and directed by Ronald Neame (Tunes of Glory).
The movie was shot primarily in Edinburgh. Members familiar with that city may see Edinburgh scenes including Barnbugle Castle and Dalmeny House in Dalmeny, scenes in Cramond, Greyfriars Churchyard, The Vennel in the Grassmarket, and Donaldson's School for the Deaf in Henderson Row.
The book is available online at Amazon as an e-book or have a paperback copy mailed to your home. Also available at Barnes and Noble or from your public library. Teel free to join us for the movie and discussion even if you have not had a chance to read the book.
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