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Library hosts screening, discussion of The Big Sleep

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

FREDERICK, Md.—Hood College Beneficial-Hodson Library and Information Technology Center will present a screening and discussion of The Big Sleep Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall as part of the Maryland Humanities Council’s Books into Film series.

The discussion, led by Rebecca Prime, Ph.D., Sophia M. Libman NEH Professor of the Humanities, will focus on the degree to which the transformation of the composition from one media to the other was successful, and the work’s social and cultural impact.

The crime novel upon which the 2006 movie is based, is the first in author Raymond Chandler’s acclaimed series about detective Philip Marlowe. The story is noted for its complexity, with many characters double-crossing each other and numerous secrets exposed throughout.

The Books into Film series, made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, brings screenings of movies based on books to five Maryland institutions—Stevenson and Loyola universities, and Washington, Goucher and Hood colleges.

A limited number of copies of the book is available at Hood’s library for reading prior to the screening.

For more information, contact Jan Samet O’Leary, director of the library, at (301) 696-3934.