OSHR 1483 - From Page to Screen: Four Paired Books and Films

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

This course offers a unique opportunity to consider four books and view their presentation as films, examining the ways in which they compare with and reflect one another. Point of view, characters, setting, author’s and director’s take, author’s opinion of the conversion of his or her efforts . . . these are examples of some of the components of our examination.

This semester’s pairs are: The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro, The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett, The Constant Gardener - John LeCarre, and one more fairly short book with paired film (TBA). We will spend two class sessions on each pair, reading the book before we see the film, of course. The first pair will be The Remains of the Day. Give this exciting venture a try!

No Class Mar. 14


  • Weeks 1-2: Lyric Cineama Café, 300 East Mountain (Northeast corner), Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Weeks 3-8: Hall, 2545 Research Blvd. (northwest corner of Drake and Research), Fort Collins, Colo.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Joannah L. Merriman


Joannah L. Merriman, M.A. is a community educator, writer, and psychotherapist. She is also a voracious reader and lover of good films, as well as facilitator for Osher’s "Cinema du Jour" course for the past several years. A member of three book groups, she is most interested in thoughtful discussion of material from both page and screen.