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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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TV Trailer: Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray in 'Olive Kitteridge'

Directed by Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids are Alright)Olive Kitteridge is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by  Elizabeth Strout. It presents a portrait of the title character and a number of recurring characters in the coastal town of Crosby, Maine. 45 more words


Little Bursts

Olive’s private view is that life depends on what she thinks of as “big bursts” and “little bursts.” Big bursts are things like marriage or children, intimacies that keep you afloat, but these big bursts hold dangerous, unseen currents. 416 more words


Olive Kitteridge at Venice: An Our Town for Our Time

Olive Kitteridge, directed by Lisa Cholodenko from playwright Jane Anderson’s script, is adapted from Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work of fiction. It stars Frances McDormand as Olive, Richard Jenkins as her husband Henry, John Gallagher Jr. 1,716 more words

Venice Film Review: 'Olive Kitteridge'

She’s “Ollie” to her husband and “Mrs. K” to the students in her middle-school mathematics class, and her daughter-in-law insists on calling her “Mom.” But audiences will forever know this unforgettable, irascible woman as “Olive Kitteridge,” thanks to the remarkably complex portrayal Frances McDormand delivers over the course of a four-hour HBO miniseries she optioned and developed herself, bringing aboard her “Laurel Canyon” helmer, Lisa Cholodenko, to direct. 1,336 more words


HBO Miniseries 'Olive Kitteridge' Sets November Premiere Dates

HBO has firmed up the premiere dates for its miniseries drama Olive Kitteridge. The first two parts are set to debut on Sunday, November 2 at 9 PM, followed by the final two installments at 9 PM Monday, November 3. 30 more words

Olive Kitteridge (12) - Strout, Elizabeth

At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by past romance; a former student who has lost the will to live; Olive’s own adult child, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and her husband, Henry, who find his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse. 31 more words

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