Book & Movie Night 

Saturday, February 22, 2014 

Manoa Public Library 

2716 Woodlawn Dr. 


     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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