A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library
This year’s selection for The Big Read is The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, a novel about Ernest Hemingway’s first wife Hadley and their lives with other expat artists and writers in Jazz-age Paris. Big Read events include several movies including adaptations of Hemingway’s novels, but the Thomas Ford Library has more movies set in Paris or the 1920’s that you can take home with you on DVD. Stop by to pick one up or call us to put one on hold!
Before Sunset (2004) – DVD/BEF
Two stranges met by chance, spent a night together in Vienna, and parted before sunrise. Nine years later, Jesse has written a book about the encounter. During his accelerated European book tour, he meets up with Celine in Paris.
An American in Paris (1951) – DVD/AN
The 1951 Oscar winner for “Best Picture, “An American in Paris” is about the romantic adventures of a carefree young artist in post-WW II Paris.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) – DVD/ALL
A group of young World War I German recruits pass from idealism to disillusionment with war.
A Very Long Engagement (2004) – DVD/VER
Mathilde is waiting desperately for her fiance to return from the war. When bad news arrives she refuses to believe he is dead. Instead, she begins her own investigation into his infantry, hiring a private detective and piecing together his war stories.