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Olive Kitteridge star Frances McDormand talks HBO miniseries

It’s the kind of story TV has learned to do well, and the kind of story HBO has learned to do better than most.

Olive Kitteridge, a four-part HBO miniseries based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of short stories by Elizabeth Strout, is an alternatively painful, profound and poignant character study of a middle-school teacher in a small town in Maine. 712 more words

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The Watchers: James Brown, Foo Fighters and Nashville make for a very musical week of TV

I’m watching. You’re watching. Let’s talk. OK, I’ll start. Here are some suggestions for the coming week. Meet you at the end.

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Olive Kitteridge .............A Miniseries!

I  am always intrigued when a book I have read is made into a movie. How closely will it follow the story line in the book? 343 more words

Books Into Movies

Sky Atlantic meets Olive Kitteridge

HBO’s forthcoming miniseries Olive Kitteridge has been picked up by Sky Atlantic in the UK.

The show, due to premiere stateside on November 2, is based on Elizabeth Strout’s novel about a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the eyes of Olive. 53 more words

Acquisition

True to Herself

“We are on red alert when it comes to how we are perceiving ourselves as a species,” she said. “There’s no desire to be an adult.

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Strout: Quietly Joyful

“There were days – she could remember this – when Henry would hold her hand as they walked home, middle-aged people, in their prime. Had they known at these moments to be quietly joyful? 25 more words

Life

OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout

The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2009 is a different kind of book, a series of short stories that are “discontinuous in time” … 210 more words

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