It’s a sad fact that, in fiction, characters occasionally have to speak. That speech can be stilted, boring, and utilitarian, or it can be something that the readers look forward to. There are ways of making it the latter, and we’ll look at authors who have mastered them.
We tend to trust an author's judgment when it comes to the quality of an adaptation of his or her books. But sometimes, maybe authors don't always know best, as an essay in AwardsCircuit points out.
The Giver by Lois Lowry isn't just a ground-breaking YA novel. It's a powerful fable about the relationship between an old man and a child, who struggle with the memories their "perfect" society has chosen to forget. And now it's been turned into an okay movie that's missing the magic of the book. What happened?
This weekend, Hollywood will release the movie adaptation of Lois Lowry's The Giver, a film many of us have been waiting for since our junior high years. And in a world of Hunger Games, Divergents and many more popular YA novels, we'd like to talk about why this slightly older book still matters.
Jeff Bridges has been trying to turn Lois Lowry's novel The Giver into a feature film for twenty years. So what took so long? We asked him, and we also asked "The Receiver" how they developed the actual art of giving and taking in The Giver.
Lois Lowry's dystopian nightmare novel The Giver is required reading for most folks who grew up in the '90s. Needless to say, there's a lot of pressure on the movie adaptation to get the translation right. And this is the first chunk of footage to really give us a good feel for the film.
There's a lot the upcoming Giver movie has changed from the book: The age of the characters, the expansion of the film into a thriller, the addition of a character who is no longer around in the book. But there's one change Lois Lowry wishes she had thought of.
Everyone relax: The Giver movie is going to be in black and white after all. Bullet dodged.
Earlier today the trailer for The Giver dropped. Unfortunately and somewhat surprisingly, the Hollywood adaptation of Lois Lowry's book is in color! This is NOT Giver canon. But don't worry — the internet has fixed that for you.
We've been waiting years for good news on the adaptation of Lois Lowry's The Giver. The movie, which Jeff Bridges has been attached to for a very long time — because Jesus, just look at him — has been stuck in development hell forever. But now, Variety is reporting that Philip Noyce (Salt) is hot to direct this film.…
October brings an amazing horde of great books, to keep you reading way into the night. Lois Lowry concludes the Giver saga, Justin Cronin continues the Passage trilogy, and Iain M. Banks has a new story of the Culture. Plus Catherynne M. Valente's latest Fairyland novel, and Cory Doctorow's follow-up to Little Brother…
The Dude has nabbed the rights to the influential novel The Giver by Lois Lowry. Bridges hopes to play the title role — the one person chosen to feel for the whole of a future community.
In honor of Banned Books Week, Geekosystem's Susana Polo looks at 10 great science fiction novels that have been banned, or at least threatened with removal from libraries and schools. Including some major classics of the genre!
Lois Lowry's dystopian classic The Giver hasn't been adapted as a graphic novel, but cartoonist Lucy Knisley gives us the next best thing. She has been illustrating brief moments from the book, rendering the colorless sameness of its false utopia.