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The Giver

News, reviews, and stories about the book and film, The Giver.

'The Giver': What line was cut from the movie's most disturbing scene?

So, let's talk about that scene in "The Giver." The one with the baby. The movie, which had a soft $12 million opening this weekend (from a $25 million budget), is based on Lois Lowry's controversial young adult dystopian novel that's been taught in schools for years.

Lois Lowry Says 'The Giver' Stays True To Spirit Of Her Book

Before the Hunger Games, before Divergent, before young adult dystopia became the next big thing, Lois Lowry published " The Giver. " It's the story of a seemingly utopian society where there is no suffering, no pain, no hunger. But there is also no love or individual freedom, no color, no emotion.

Lois Lowry sees her book hook its movie stars - The Boston Globe

Audiences should know that "The Giver" was in the works long before the dystopian tales that preceded it onto the big screen. New England author Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning novel was published in 1993, about 15 years before "The Hunger Games." "The Giver" was optioned for a film by Jeff Bridges 18 years ago.

All the Things I Didn't Get When I Read The Giver as a Kid

The first time I read The Giver, Lois Lowry's 1993 dystopian children's novel, I was in the fourth or fifth grade. My biggest concern was whether my parents had packed a Fruit Roll-Up or a bag of Cheetos in my lunch; the dangers of freedom-quashing authoritarian regimes were not things I...

Movie Review: The Giver | EW.com

There is a reason that Lois Lowry's 1993 book won the prestigious Newbery Medal and inspired millions of readers-as well as other dystopian YA best-sellers like The Hunger Games: It features children asking important questions and challenging draconian authority.

Lois Lowry Says 'The Giver' Was Inspired By Her Father's Memory Loss

Just for a second, imagine a world without war, conflict or grief. Refreshing, right? But it's also a world without memory, at least in the premise of Lois Lowry's 1993 novel The Giver. The movie adaptation opened this week and stars Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges.

Kate diCamillo and others react to THE GIVER MOVIE

Lois Lowry on THE GIVER film "THE GIVER is a triumph for book-lovers and movie-goers. It is a movie that reminds us of the power of memory and books and stories and love. It shows us, gloriously, the privilege and the pain and joy of being alive, fully human."

2014 ALA Annual Conference - Lois Lowry on "The Giver"

See, hear, and read more about what's going on at Annual-in real time and after. American Libraries Coverage: http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/alaac14 Twitter: @alaannual and #alaac14 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/551745778246833/ Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/alaac14/ Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/alaannual/

'Fascinated by Memory': Lois Lowry and Jeff Bridges Discuss 'The Giver'

At this year's American Library Association annual conference in Las Vegas, librarians lined up to see two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry in conversation with ALA president Barbara Stripling and actor Jeff Bridges, who stars in the film adaptation of Lowry's The Giver, which hits theaters August 15.

Interview with Lois Lowry, Margaret A. Edwards Award Winner

The Edwards Award-winner talks about The Giver's controversial past and, yes, its enigmatic ending Who would've guessed that the author of a sci-fi masterpiece would live in a Federal Colonial house with a picket fence? But then again, it's never wise to second-guess Lois Lowry.

The Giver Author Lois Lowry on Her Surprising Power Over the Movie

Since Lois Lowry's The Giver was first published more than 20 years ago, it's earned a Newbery Medal, become a staple of the classroom, sold millions of copies, and taught multiple generations to battle conformity. With the book, set in a totalitarian community in which "sameness" is championed and there...

On road to film Lois Lowry's 'The Giver,' Jeff Bridges gave his all

Before "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent" series zoomed off bookshelves and onto movie screens, where they became blockbuster franchises, there was a quieter dystopian novel that entranced millions of young readers: 1993's "The Giver."

'The Giver' Adapts Lois Lowry's Novel

By the time the sounds of the Von Trapp children warbling "Silent Night" drift through "The Giver," you may find yourself wondering what fresh movie hell this is. In truth, the enervating hash of dystopian dread, vague religiosity and commercial advertising-style uplift is nothing if not stale.

The One Thing 'The Giver' Author Lois Lowry Urged Filmmakers To Edit

Two decades ago, author Lois Lowry published her best-selling novel, "The Giver." Today, "The Giver," the movie, finally comes to theaters - 18 years after the film rights were first optioned.

Lois Lowry on Giving Up 'The Giver' to Hollywood

The author talks to Jessica Gross about all the ways young-adult fiction has changed since she published "The Giver" two decades ago. Your young-adult novel, "The Giver," was adapted into a feature film, which comes out this month. How involved were you with the process?

'The Giver' movie review: Lois Lowry's award-winning novel comes to life

" The Giver," an adaptation of Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning young adult novel, may seem like it's riding on the coattails of such dystopian action hits as " The Hunger Games" and " Divergent." But in reality, Lowry's book may qualify as the ur-text of the form, a slim, futuristic allegory that, since it was published in 1993, has sold more than 10 million copies.

New Trailer for THE GIVER - BOOK RIOT

Scenes in black and white! My worries about this adaptation are mostly assuaged, and now I'm just straight-up excited. What do you think?

August 26, 2014 - Jeff Bridges & Lois Lowry - The Colbert Report - Episode Details | Comedy Central

The Report wins the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series, Stephen chats with Rep. Marcia Fudge about Ohio's 11th District, and Jeff Bridges and Lois Lowry talk "The Giver."

Nerdist Podcast: Jeff Bridges Returns

The amazing Jeff Bridges returns to The Nerdist Podcast! He talks about his upcoming role in The Giver, how he met his wife, and making tough decisions in life! See The Giver in theaters on Friday August 15th! Photo Credit: Siebbi...

Could The Giver film lead to more book challenges?

This article discusses whether the movie release of The Giver may lead to more book challenges.

'The Giver' to 'The Great Gatsby': How the movie adaptations stack up to the books that inspired them

During a panel moderated by The Washington Post's film critic Anne Hornaday - Great Books to Great Movies on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. during the National Book Festival - authors E.L. Doctorow, Alice McDermott, Paul Auster and Lisa See, whose books were made into movies, will discuss and present in a multimedia exhibit clips from films based on their writing.