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Not all print-to-film adaptations can preserve the hair-rising chills of a great thriller novel, but three adaptations of work by Patricia Highsmith maintain their creepy splendor, even on celluloid, including Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train,” at right.

The Talented Patricia Highsmith — and Why Her Stories Work on Film

Spring feels like an ideal time to get tangled up in a mystery, as the snow melts away to uncover what was buried in the fall.

There’s something seductive about cozying up with a spellbinding tale that requires the reader’s rapt attention as the characters become entangled in a web of lies.

Alicia Silverstone is a modern-day Emma in Amy Heckerling’s “Clueless,” which will be the featured film of the Boondocks Film Society on Thursday, May 19.

Get ‘Clueless’ with the Boondocks Film Society

Today it would probably be called “fan fiction” but back in 1995 when “Clueless” was released, it was just considered a hilariously funny modern film version of Jane Austen’s novel about a meddling matchmaker with a heart of gold, whose name was Emma.


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