Since the first book was adapted to film, folks have been caught in a heated debate: Movies or books? Two hours in a theater or weeks in a paperback? Can I just Cliff Notes both?
Luckily, Logan Square is stacked with ways to satisfy your media connoisseur needs all at once (see Record Store / Toy Store / Concert Venue for reference).
This month, the Logan Square Public Library and Logan Theater join forces to create a powerful media partnership. Centered around one of the most essential graphic novels of our time, Ghost World by Daniel Clowes, you no longer have to choose between book or movie.
On Thursday, April 20, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Logan’s Graphic Novel Book Club kicks off with a discussion on Clowes’ incredibly influential “Ghost World.” Instead of looking through young adulthood with rose-colored glasses, Ghost gives us a true picture of the hilarity and desperation of growing up.
As a part of their Comic Cinema Series, a month-long celebration of all things geek leading up to C2E2, Logan is playing the Terry Zwigoff adaptation of Ghost World April 25 – 27 at 10:30 p.m. Starring Steve Buscemi, a young “Scar Jo”, and Thora Birch, come enjoy one of the most faithful and fun renditions of comic to screen ever done.
So to the question of book or movie, I defer to this wonderful scene in A League of Their Own: can’t we do both?