We’d like to officially announce the start of our new online “From Page to Screen” book/movie club! This new “hybrid” club will give people a chance to discuss books new and old adapted for film and TV and how they complement and differ from each other, and how a film adaptation sometimes (not always!) enhances the story, characters and settings.
Our first selection will feature “Maurice” by E.M. Forster, the groundbreaking novel celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021 but actually written more than 50 years before Forster’s death. Just like Forster’s other Edwardian-era novels such as “A Room With A View” and “Howards End,” “Maurice” got the Merchant Ivory film treatment, starring Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves and James Wilby. You can either read “Maurice,” watch the film, or do both – and don’t worry if you don’t get a chance to finish them!
The film is available to stream on Kanopy (free to Morristown & Morris Twp. cardholders), and both the book and the DVD are also available from the library system.
To enhance your experience of the book and/or film and to provide some background here are some links to just some of the many articles written about “Maurice”: