Mark Twain, one of America's best-known and well-loved authors, was born on November 30, 1835. His works have been translated into hundreds of languages, and Hollywood continues to produce film adaptations of his books. The following Special Collection focuses on his life and work.
Alphaville: une étrange adventure de Lemmy Caution by Chaumaine Production-Film-Studio
The band's visit by July August Productions; Bleiberg Entertainment; Sophie Dulac Productions
Check it out today. And if you have the choice of steak or fish, spring for the lasagna.
Wonderful by Jill Barnett
The bridal season by Connie Brockway
Educating Caroline by Patricia Cabot
Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase
Citizen Kane [videodisc] Directed, written by, and starring Orson Welles. Technically the most innovative movie ever made. Still looks fresh and striking today.
Singin' in the rain [videodisc] Starring and co-directed by Gene Kelly. Best musical ever! Cant conceive as to how it could be improved.
One of my kids' favorite books is Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett. This amusing story takes place in the town of Chewandswallow where the townspeople get all of their food from the sky. Everyone loves living in a town where they don't need to shop for groceries, until one day when things take a turn for the worse. If you enjoy the book, a movie version is being made which opens on September 18th.
- Hangman Blind by Cassandra Clark
- Posed for Murder by Meredith Cole
- Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lyndsay Faye
- Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley
- Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn.
Facts.com database has lots of humorous cartoons that reflect the situation in this country. Here is one from 2003 that depicts the burgeoning corporate profits in stark contrast to a family's income or wages! Some of this may ring true today.