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More Great Books and Their Films
Ronelle Delmont

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Book lovers claim that a movie can never be as enjoyable as the book upon which it was based. Yet, we all become curious (and cannot resist the temptation) to check out the film versions of well-known literary adventures. This "book & film" series will compare several major bestselling novels with their modern film adaptations. For each session Ronelle will show numerous excerpts of each film as she analyzes and discusses the most interesting details about each book, its author, film director and performers. NOTE: Two of the books listed in this course were written by Boca Raton residents. Walter Winchell: His Life and Times by Herman Klurfeld and Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes.

1. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - Film Charly by Ralph Nelson
2. Crystal Lee: A Woman of Inheritance by Henry Leiferman - Film Norma Rae by Martin Ritt 
3. Walter Winchell: His Life and Times by Herman Klurfeld - Film Winchell by Paul Mazursky 
4. A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr - Film by Steven Zaillian
5. Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin - Film by Bruce Beresford 
6. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri - Film by Mira Nair 
7. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - Film by Wayne Wang
8. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman - Film by Niki Caro
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ronelle Delmont was born on the Lower-East-Side of NYC and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School (1962) in Brooklyn. She attended Hunter College as a music major and lived in Greenwich Village for 28 years as the co-owner of an antique shop (Old Horizons) on Bleecker Street during the 60s and 70s. As a professional dancer, she also taught Mid-Eastern Dance while performing in many of NYC's ethnic nightclubs. With Parisian-born husband, singer Daniel Delmont, she opened a nationwide entertainment agency in SoHo. After relocating to South Florida, Ronelle returned to college and received a BA from the Department of International Relations at FIU in Miami (1996). She is writing a book about Charles Lindbergh.

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Date: Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $100
Non-member - $130
Cash will no longer be accepted as payment for lectures.

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