Lecture mini series

I look forward to having you join me!

A lecture mini series by Zoom

Is the movie ever as good as the book? How do you compare a 2-hour film, with a more extended TV adaptation of a beloved novel? Do the works of some authors film much better than others?

In this new mini-series of lectures via Zoom I will discuss three new film or TV adaptations of popular novels, books that have all been filmed before. Learn about the author, discover more about the influence of the novel, see images from a great variety of past TV and movie productions, and receive a ‘further reading’ list after the talk.

Pour a nice glass of wine, make yourself comfortable, and spend late Sunday afternoon enjoying this fascinating new mini-series of lectures. I look forward to having you join me!

The talks will be recorded, so if the time doesn’t suit for you to join me live, you can watch the recording whenever you like. (You must still purchase access to the talks.)

Ordering – Select talks one at a time, or all three in one easy transaction.

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Frances Hodgson Burnett & The Secret Garden – Sunday 11 Oct, 4.30 – 6pm (AEST). A$10.00

She was born in England, grew up in America, and then moved back and forth between both countries as an adult. Her most famous book is also transatlantic – The Secret Garden appeared first as a serial in the USA, and first as a book in 1911 in England. It’s a story about regeneration and about the importance of work, so that what we care for thrives. Now there’s a new film version out which will hopefully introduce new audiences to this classic and much-loved novel.

Join me as I tell the story of this hard-working and interesting woman, and escort you into the magic of a garden which heals and transforms.

Daphne du Maurier & Rebecca – Sunday 18 Oct, 4.30 – 6pm (AEST). A$10.00

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again” is one of the most haunting opening lines in fiction. Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 Gothic novel was a best-seller when published and has never gone out of print. What does it owe to the author’s own life, how was it shaped by Jane Eyre, and how has it been represented in film versions, including the coming Netflix version?

Join me to discover the strange woman behind the book, the places which inspired it, and enjoy revisiting this memorable and powerful tale.

Agatha Christie & Death on the Nile – Sunday 25 Oct, 4.30 – 6pm (AEST). A$10.00

First published in 1937, Death on the Nile is considered to be amongst Agatha Christie’s Top Ten novels. It has a wonderfully exotic setting and makes full use of the Egyptian temples and monuments within the plot, it features the superbly fussy, vain and brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and there’s a marvellous range of possible suspects for the crime.

How did Agatha Christie come to make her detective a Belgian and why did she regret his nationality? What brought her to Australia (a place she never set a novel, to my regret)? What sort of woman was the ‘Queen of Crime’?

Join me for a delightful Sunday afternoon of murder, lust and greed on one of the world’s great rivers.

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The Author, the Book and the Movie lecture mini-series – Sundays 11, 18 & 25 Oct, 4.30 – 6pm (AEST). A$27.00 SOLD OUT

Register for all three lectures in one easy purchase, and save money too. Get all three for $27.00.

Pour a nice glass of wine, make yourself comfortable, and spend late Sunday afternoons enjoying this fascinating new mini-series of lectures. I look forward to having you join me!

All three lectures – Sundays 11, 18 & 25 Oct, 4.30 – 6pm (AEST). A$27.00

Access: 
Please ensure you have downloaded and signed up to Zoom before the lecture begins https://zoom.us/

The talk will begin promptly at 4.30pm and the waiting room will open from 4.20pm. Please ensure you are online before the start to allow admittance. Ticket sales will close at 3pm on the day of the lecture. All the talks WILL BE recorded and so registered viewers can access them at a later time.

The link to the Zoom meeting will be included in your purchase receipt. Please check your email after completing your purchase.

Cancellations:
Three days notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket prices. With subscription tickets there are no refunds for single sessions, unless a session is cancelled. Please contact us for details.

If Susannah has to cancel you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

Inclusions:
Ticket price includes the Zoom lecture and a reading list handout which will be emailed after the talk.

Let’s talk about it:
Have you seen these movies? Do you think they were faithful to the books? Let’s discuss it here.

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Featured image credit- Dixie Egerickx as Mary & Amir Wilson as Dickon, The Secret Garden, 2020 STX Films adaptation, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2702920/
Lily James as Mrs de Winter & Kristin Scott Thomas as Mrs Danvers, Rebecca, 2020 Netflix TV moview adaptation, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2235695/
Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot in Death on the Nile, 2020, 20th Century Fox adaptation, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7657566/

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