The Giver. As I watched the Press Conference in awe for this outstanding movie team, I was fascinated with the author of the book Lois Lowry and the screenwriters Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weide. How did they weave her book to make you realize how stupid war is; How Deceitful the Elders (the political leaders) could become and how wonderfully innocent and intuitive our youth are?
The result of this books screen adaption, which is drenched in “the light and the darkness of life” (As suggested by Marcello Padilla, Good News Film Producer), is that our youth SAVE US from OURSELVES, THE GROWN UPS. They see the brighter tomorrow and have the strength to make changes..BRAVO…to them, they don’t have to wonder what if I try? Their energy and fortitude is abounding! The Giver, beautifully adapted to the screen, wonderfully portrayed by more than outstanding actors, shows that we must get our LIVING LIFE IN PEACE… TOGETHER. This is a Peace and Love movie and helps to open up our minds to where we have been, where we are and where we might go as a human community. The Giver is always a Giver and gives unconditionally with true intention for Good and only good. Not selfish Good, Loving Good – Good Lovin said the Rascals and the melodic theme music from the Giver. BRAVO to The Weinstein Company and Walden Media, and thanks.
In theaters August 15th
NY PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO SOON.
Director: Phillip Noyce
Author of The Giver: Lois Lowry
Writers: Michael Mitnick & Robert B. Weide
The haunting story of THE GIVER centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. THE GIVER is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.