Title: My Fair Lady Director: George Cukor Starring: Audrey Hepburn Genre: Romance. Musical. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Eliza is a lower class woman selling wilted flowers to upper-classmen with her loud Cockney accent. An upperclassman boisterously proclaims that he could teach her proper English and convince a ballroom of people… Continue reading Film Review: My Fair Lady
Title: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Director: Stanley Donen Starring: Virginia Gibson, Howard Keel Genre: Romance. Musical. Western - 1954 Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Set in the days of the Wild Wild West, Adam Pontipee ventures into an Oregon Territory town to look for a bride - he has no… Continue reading Film Review: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Title: 12 Angry Men Producer: Sidney Lumet Starring: Henry Fonda. Genre: Drama, crime. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Twelve men are picked to be the jurors tasked with determining whether or not an eighteen year old Puerto Rican boy is guilty of stabbing his own father. Eleven men see one guilty… Continue reading Film Review: 12 Angry Men
Title: Cat On a Hot Tin Roof Producer: Lawrence Weingarten Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman. Genre: Drama, theatre adaptation. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Brick is recovering from an accident that has rendered his career obsolete. Irate that his career is over, and confused and hurt over an accident that killed… Continue reading Film Review: Cat On a Hot Tin Roof
by Ciara Hogan from Celbridge Library One of my favourite ways to read more widely is to pick up books that are being adapted for television or film. While a lot of filming has been halted due to social distancing, there are a few adaptations coming out in 2021. I had a look on BorrowBox… Continue reading Book to Screen Recommendations
Criunnuí na nÓg, Ireland's national day celebrating the creativity of children and young people takes place on Saturday 13th June and Kildare is showcasing a wonderful programme, around the COVID19 restrictions to encourage young people to connect creativity, but at a distance. In particular there are 4 techie online workshops aimed at 12-18 year olds… Continue reading Criunnuí na nÓg
The latest installment of author Wayne Byrne's 'Behind the Books' series, where he discusses his book 'Nick McLean Behind the Camera: The Life and Works of a Hollywood Cinematographer'.
I have always said to myself that if the only book I ever publish was The Cinema of Tom DiCillo that would be fine, because that was my initial goal: to own a book on Tom DiCillo even if it meant writing it myself. But I fell in love with writing as I was writing… Continue reading Behind the Books – Blog #3 Burt Reynolds on Screen
In last week’s blog Wayne detailed his journey to becoming an author, against the odds. This week Wayne takes us through the making of his first book.
One of Kildare County Council’s own librarians, Wayne Byrne, is set to release his third book. With this blog Wayne takes a look back at his journey to becoming a published author and journalist. He charts the making of his books, answering some of those questions that he receives from aspiring writers, book buffs, and library patrons alike.