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Today is the birthday of South African novelist Alan Paton (born 1903).

His masterpiece was the novel, Cry, the Beloved Country, which wrestles with issues of faith, race and class, in mid-twentieth century South Africa. The 1995 film adaptation, starring James Earl Jones and Richard Harris, is extraordinary. I highly recommend finding it, if you haven’t yet seen it. 

Here is the trailer…

 
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Ok, so this week instead of a book trailer, we have a movie trailer based on a book…

The soon-to-be-released movie Camilla Dickinson
(starring Samantha Mathis and Cary Elwes) is based on the book:

Camilla: A Novel

Madeleine L’Engle.

Paperback: Square Fish, 2009.
Buy now:  [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]

More info about the movie can be found on its website, including the story of the filmmaker’s friendship with L’Engle…






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