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In which the CenterForLit staff embarks on a quest to discover the Great Ideas of literature in books of every description: ancient classics to fresh bestsellers; epic poems to bedtime stories. This podcast is a production of The Center for Literary Education and is a reading companion for teachers, homeschoolers, and readers of all stripes.

BiblioFiles: A CenterForLit Podcast about Great Books, Great Ideas, and the Great Conversation The CenterForLit Podcast Network

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 264 Ratings

In which the CenterForLit staff embarks on a quest to discover the Great Ideas of literature in books of every description: ancient classics to fresh bestsellers; epic poems to bedtime stories. This podcast is a production of The Center for Literary Education and is a reading companion for teachers, homeschoolers, and readers of all stripes.

    At the Movies: And...Scene!

    At the Movies: And...Scene!

    In this wrap-up episode to our season “At the Moves,” the CenterForLit crew members take turns casting their own literary film adaptations and offering final thoughts on the genre.

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    We love hearing your questions and comments! You can contact us by emailing i.andrews@centerforlit.com, or you can visit our website www.centerforlit.com to find even more ways to participate in the conversation.

    • 46 min
    At the Movies: The Miniseries, or the Novelization of Television

    At the Movies: The Miniseries, or the Novelization of Television

    This week we’re talking about what differentiates a film from a miniseries. Using our beloved BBC production of War and Peace, we discuss the strengths that this increasingly popular form brings to the art of adaptation.

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    We love hearing your questions and comments! You can contact us by emailing i.andrews@centerforlit.com, or you can visit our website www.centerforlit.com to find even more ways to participate in the conversation.

    • 46 min
    At the Movies: Joe Wright

    At the Movies: Joe Wright

    British director Joe Wright has a unique ability to use cinematography in his film adaptations to convey what is otherwise only communicable in words. The CenterForLit crew discuss his use of the medium, the great Pride and Prejudice debate, and more in this episode of BiblioFiles.

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    We love hearing your questions and comments! You can contact us by emailing i.andrews@centerforlit.com, or you can visit our website www.centerforlit.com to find even more ways to participate in the conversation.

    • 51 min
    At the Movies: Sir Kenneth Branagh

    At the Movies: Sir Kenneth Branagh

    n this episode, we form a mutual admiration society around a CenterForLit hero: Sir Kenneth Branagh. We talk about his directorial principles on the topic of film adaptation, why we think he’s great, and why some people disagree with us. Conversation ranges from Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing to Cinderella and Branagh’s Agatha Christie ambitions.

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    We love hearing your questions and comments! You can contact us by emailing i.andrews@centerforlit.com, or you can visit our website www.centerforlit.com to find even more ways to participate in the conversation.

    • 44 min
    At the Movies: The Tale of Disappointment

    At the Movies: The Tale of Disappointment

    In this episode, Missy presents the CenterForLit crew with what is, in her opinion, a bad film adaptation: the visually stunning 2008 rendition of The Tale of Despereaux. We try to pinpoint what it is that actually causes an adaptation to fail, even when the cinematic elements are on point.

    Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/333790777396633Shop BiblioFiles: www.centerforlit.com/the-bibliofiles-shop

    We love hearing your questions and comments! You can contact us by emailing i.andrews@centerforlit.com, or you can visit our website www.centerforlit.com to find even more ways to participate in the conversation.

    • 49 min
    At the Movies: Sir Gawain and Responsive Art

    At the Movies: Sir Gawain and Responsive Art

    In this episode of BiblioFiles: At the Movies, Emily takes a shot at defending a work of responsive art. Thus far the CenterForLit crew has said that a good film adaptation at least echoes the themes of the original, but what happens when a director uses a story to say something different from the author?

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    We love hearing your questions and comments! You can contact us by emailing i.andrews@centerforlit.com, or you can visit our website www.centerforlit.com to find even more ways to participate in the conversation.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
264 Ratings

264 Ratings

paceandpattern ,

Insightful and delightful

I love the way this podcast makes me take a step back and think about the big questions in life and art. I’m so glad I found you! I loved your series on the great questions and the episode on apple picking and homeschooling.

374Mike ,

Missed you guys!

So glad you are back!!!

Brianna Bratrud ,

Bibliofiles will be missed!!!

This is one listener who will definitely be SO excited to hear from y’all again come January. Can’t wait to hear what y’all will get up to. Meanwhile, thank you so so much for the amazing conversations!!!! This is definitely my favorite podcast.

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