4 Books Whose Film Rights Were Snatched Before They Even Hit Shelves!

4 Books Whose Film Rights Were Snatched Before They Even Hit Shelves!

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Zombie Awareness Day officially runs runs every year from May 1st to May 31st because a number of notable zombie films are set in May, such as the classic George A. Romero zombie film, Night of the Living Dead, but seeing as the US Center for Disease Control promoted a Zombie Awareness Month in October of 2012, I saw Zombie Awareness month is any month I chose it to be. You should always be prepared. And thus you should always have Max Brooks’ The Zombie Survival Guide and his awesome-sauce books World War Z!   Image Via Walmart All of this is a roundabout way of talking about …

Oprah Takes a Bite Out of Apple, Reveals Bookclub Revamp

Oprah Takes a Bite Out of Apple, Reveals Bookclub Revamp

On Monday, Oprah took to the stage at the Apple ‘Show Time’ event, at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California campus, to announced that she will be teaming up with Apple to dominate the market.     Let’s back up, because that’s the only way to show how cool this all is. The first half of the convention was mostly clearing away the smoke. It’s been known for a while now that Apple has been planning to enter the streaming wars: the question was: how? What the event made clear is that Apple is still trying to sell people its …

A Timeline of the History and Consequences of ‘Jaws’

A Timeline of the History and Consequences of ‘Jaws’

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The story of Jaws is the story of Peter Benchley. Mr. Benchley recalls in his memoir, Shark Life: True Stories About Sharks & the Sea how, when he was young, he often encountered sharks while fishing with his father and developed a fascination with them. 1964: Montauk fisherman Frank Mundus famously caught a great white shark weighing in at 4,550 pounds.  Peter Benchley was twenty-four at this time.   Image Via 27East 1971: According to BBC News, Peter Benchley was a struggling freelance journalist, who was married with children. One day he met with publishing house editors via his literary agent. Doubleday editor Thomas …