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Books to Film: August/September 2004

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This month promises interesting big screen viewing adapted from books by: William Makepeace Thackery's Vanity Fair;  Andre Dubus's We Don't Live Here Anymore;  The Motorcycle Diaries of Che Guevarra, and the art house triumph, Maria Full of Grace by Joshua Marsten.  .

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August 24, 2004
We Don't Live Here Anymore: based on stories by Andre Dubus (In The Bedroom), screenplay by Larry Gross. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern, Peter Krause and Naomi Watts.  Direcected by John Curran and Produced by Jonas Goodman. A searing, honest and gritty look at domesticity and infidelity—two great themes. Release Date: Aug 13th, 2004 

Maria Full of Grace, (International: English title) (USA)
Maria, llena eres de gracia, (Colombia) Spanish with English subtitles.
This arthouse/indi triumph is written and directed by Joshua Marsten. Catalina Sandino Moreno, debuts as Maria, a young girl wanting to escape her banal small town future by becoming a drug mule to the USA. Her sublte determination is challenged with intense moments of risk and moral determinism. A fascinating and realistic look into the complex factors involved in the Columbian heroine traffic industry.  In Theatres

Vanity Fair, based on the classic novel by William Makepeace Thackery, who famously introduced this book with "Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? Or, having it, is satisfied?" A story of ambition, seduction, unrequited love. Cast:Reese Witherspoon (Becky Sharp), James Purefoy (Rawdon Crawley), Douglas Hodge (Sir Pitt Crawley), Natasha Little (Lady Jane Sheepshanks) Screenwriter: Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park), Director: Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, Kama Sutra, Release Date: September 1, 2004

The Motorcycle Diaries, Based Upon: The memoir, "The Motorcycle Diaries: A Journey Around South America", by doctor-turned-revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara, about his trip as a youth riding across South America on a motorcycle. And "With Che Through Latin America" by Alberto Granado.  A South Fork Pictures production in association with Tu Vas Voir Prods.
Directed by Walter Salles, Screenwriter: Jose Rivera
Producers: Michael Nozik, Edgard Tenembaum, Karen Tenkhoff
Executive producers: Robert Redford, Paul Webster, Rebecca Yeldham
Spanish with English subtitles Release Date: September 24, 2004

 

 

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