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Author Topic: First look at "The Giver" Movie with Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites  (Read 1131 times)

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Entertainment Weekly gives us a first glimpse at the Giver movie, coming out this August.

Bonus: Maryl Streep plays the Chief Elder.
Extra double plus ungood: Jonas is bumped to 16 years old and his sort-of-flirtations with Fiona in the book becomes "almost a love affair." Because why not.
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Re: First look at "The Giver" Movie with Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2014, 12:59:06 pm »
Quote from: Sage;137672
Entertainment Weekly gives us a first glimpse at the Giver movie, coming out this August.

Bonus: Maryl Streep plays the Chief Elder.
Extra double plus ungood: Jonas is bumped to 16 years old and his sort-of-flirtations with Fiona in the book becomes "almost a love affair." Because why not.

 
I have to say I didn't think much of the book, though I loved the next book, Gathering Blue, so much that I hinged my Eng lit dissertation on it. (I love post apocalyptic ad lit).

I probably will see the fim though
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First look at "The Giver" Movie with Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2014, 01:54:26 pm »
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Entertainment Weekly gives us a first glimpse at the Giver movie, coming out this August.

Bonus: Maryl Streep plays the Chief Elder.
Extra double plus ungood: Jonas is bumped to 16 years old and his sort-of-flirtations with Fiona in the book becomes "almost a love affair." Because why not.

But...Twelve.
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That what is no sense must be nonsense.

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Re: First look at "The Giver" Movie with Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2014, 02:03:49 pm »
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But...Twelve.

 
Sixteen now. Now idea how they're going to handle the pills for the Stirrings. Surely they don't wait until /sixteen/ to try to circumvent puberty.

...does that mean in the books no adults went through puberty but Birthmothers? Or just their sex drives were suppressed? Probably the latter as the Giver has facial hair (thus indicating testosterone did SOMETHING).
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Re: First look at "The Giver" Movie with Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2014, 10:54:20 pm »
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Entertainment Weekly gives us a first glimpse at the Giver movie, coming out this August.

Bonus: Maryl Streep plays the Chief Elder.
Extra double plus ungood: Jonas is bumped to 16 years old and his sort-of-flirtations with Fiona in the book becomes "almost a love affair." Because why not.

 
More importantly... Does Skarsgard take his clothes off? There is no need for this to happen, but it seems like it happens in literally everything he's ever been in, so I'm curious. For, uh, science.

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Re: First look at "The Giver" Movie with Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2014, 11:33:01 am »
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Entertainment Weekly gives us a first glimpse at the Giver movie, coming out this August.

Bonus: Maryl Streep plays the Chief Elder.
Extra double plus ungood: Jonas is bumped to 16 years old and his sort-of-flirtations with Fiona in the book becomes "almost a love affair." Because why not.

 
I read that Lois Lowry was intimately involved in the film, including on how the extras were dressed. (I'm trying to remember *where* I read that so I can link.) I'm not super keen on the age change, or the increased focus on the love interest, but I'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.
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Re: First look at "The Giver" Movie with Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2014, 11:43:35 am »
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I read that Lois Lowry was intimately involved in the film, including on how the extras were dressed. (I'm trying to remember *where* I read that so I can link.) I'm not super keen on the age change, or the increased focus on the love interest, but I'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.

 
That's a really good thing to hear. Not all book adaptions are terrible, but I'm just so used to authors getting steamrolled for Hollywood. Fingers crossed.
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Re: First look at "The Giver" Movie with Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites
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I have to say I didn't think much of the book, though I loved the next book, Gathering Blue, so much that I hinged my Eng lit dissertation on it. (I love post apocalyptic ad lit).

I probably will see the fim though

 
THERE'S A SEQUEL?! *runs to seek it out*

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Re: First look at "The Giver" Movie with Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2014, 02:39:57 pm »
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THERE'S A SEQUEL?! *runs to seek it out*

 
Three of them! Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.
Maker, though the darkness comes upon me,
I shall embrace the light. I shall weather the storm.
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What you have created, no one can tear asunder.

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