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Old June 30 2011, 03:36 PM   #16
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Re: THE GIVER movie being made. Jeff Bridges to star?

^I keep seeing this. There was a trilogy of books?

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Old January 27 2014, 04:24 AM   #17
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'The Giver': First Look at Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites in Lois Lowry's classic

The movie will be out August 15.

I'm glad to hear that the author has been involved with the movie. Not sure about aging up the main character from the book though. We will have to see how that turns out.

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Old January 27 2014, 04:34 AM   #18
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I really cannot wait to see the film. Aging Jonas is a very intriguing decision. I'm curious to see how it plays out. I taught this book as a class novel to my 7th graders. It was a great experience and it really helped the kids grapple with big ideas like emotions, adolescence, societal expectations, and so on. I hope the film, as the article says, stays true to "the spirit of the story" - which is profoundly powerful.
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Old January 27 2014, 04:45 AM   #19
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I'm fine with making him older just from the practical perspective of making sure you have a good actor. The story itself is great. I think it's true to the spirit of that story. In the grand scheme of things, I think it's a moderate change.
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Old January 27 2014, 08:11 AM   #20
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Re: THE GIVER movie being made. Jeff Bridges to star?

More news, woohoo! While I'm a touch hesitant at the idea of aging Jonas (part of the charm of the book is that a young boy is suddenly indwelt with these far older, wiser, more encompassing memories), I'm willing to give it a chance.

Just as a thought, I figured it would be neat if the movie started out in black and white, and as Jonas learns new memories, things start to slowly appear in color. I doubt it will happen, but it was just something that I think would be neat to see.
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Old January 27 2014, 01:06 PM   #21
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Oh, I hope that's the case. I took it as a given.
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Old January 27 2014, 08:55 PM   #22
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Oh, I hope that's the case. I took it as a given.
After looking around a bit, I found that IMDB says the film is in black and white as well as color. I don't know how far to accept that as so, since IMDB can be notoriously wrong about pre-release details, but I'm cautiously optimistic.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435651/
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The trailer is here:



I'm disappointed that the film is in color because it misses a major element of the story. But the trailer still looks great. And I'll hold out hope that they'll find some other way to address the issue of color within the film.
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Old March 20 2014, 10:11 AM   #25
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Taylor Swift!

I watched it once but didn't noticed her but saw a news site with a cap???
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Old March 20 2014, 12:39 PM   #26
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The lack of Black and White is very disappointing. I'll wait for the full trailer to really get a sense of how this movie will be, though.
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Old March 20 2014, 08:57 PM   #27
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The lack of Black and White is very disappointing. I'll wait for the full trailer to really get a sense of how this movie will be, though.
That was my thought, too! If I were making the movie, I'd go full Wizard of Oz, black and white (at the very least, muted colors), and then color as Jonas begins to get the sight from the Giver.

I'm very worried about the ending now. I feel they'll give it a Hollywood ending. I can just imagine all of the people who didn't read the book watching the movie and wondering what the ending is all about. I can foresee a lot of unhappy people, if they're true to the book.
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Old March 21 2014, 02:39 AM   #28
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I know nothing about the book, but this trailer has interested me.
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Old June 4 2014, 11:06 PM   #29
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New Trailer with obvious differences from the teaser



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIh7KZhmSbc

Better than the teaser. I guess they have listened to some of the fan feedback!
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Oh yes. Yes, yes!
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