Tuesdays, September 13 to October 18, at 6 p.m. at the University Heights Branch of the Heights Library
Film buffs and short story fans won’t want to miss “Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen,” a six-week course that will examine how three short stories were adapted into classic Hollywood films. Discussions will include plot development, character portrayal, and other elements involved in turning a short story into a feature film. Participants will view each film, then read the story to discuss the following week. The program is presented by Sue Klarreich, Ph.D., and is based on the book Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films.
Sept. 13: View “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” with Cary Grant and Myrna Loy, and read “Mr. Blanding Builds His Dream Castle” by Eric Hodgins.
Sept. 20: Discuss the adaptation.
Sept. 27: View “The Killers” with Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner, and read “The Killers” by Ernest Hemingway.
Oct. 4: Discuss the adaptation.
Oct. 11: View “Meet John Doe” with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyk, and read “A Reputation” by Richard Connell.
Oct. 18: Discuss the adaptation.