Gregory Smith in Book of Love () Gregory Smith at an event for Book of Love () Frances O'Connor and Gregory Smith in Book of Love () Alan. Book of Love is a film written and directed by Alan Brown. It stars Frances O' Connor, Simon Baker, and Gregory Smith. Writer/director Alan Brown makes his feature-length debut with the comedy drama Book of Love, following his award-winning short film O Beautiful (released as part of Boys Life 4: Four Play). High school history teacher David (Simon Baker) is newly married to the lovely Elaine.

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Living among fusty academics, an unusual young man gets between a high school history teacher and his wife. Book of Love Trailer (). 0. Like. Subscribe. Comments. On a hot summer day , somewhere in the vast sprawl of American suburbia, a high. Book of Love () Frances O'Connor, Simon Baker, Gregory Smith: Frances O'Connor, Simon Baker, Gregory Smith, Alan Brown: Movies & TV .

As he grows up, the world outside the lower-middle class neighbourhood of down-at-heel intellectuals opens up to reveal another population: Jerusalem's middle-class Arabs. Taken to a tea party in the home of a post office employee in honour of the British post-master general, he goes into the garden and tries to impress a little girl, puffed up with a sense of responsibility as a representative of the Jewish people and of Zionism.

Excited and already a little in love, when she dares him to climb a mulberry tree he instantly transforms himself from Jabotinsky to Tarzan, from weedy yeshiva bocher to muscular Judaism, "the resplendent new Hebrew youth at the height of his powers He evokes the utter silence in the neighbourhood as they gather at midnight to listen on the radio to the result of the UN vote that would partition Palestine to create a Jewish state, the child feeling with his hand the tears on his father's face.

The horrors of the war, the siege of Jerusalem - a boy playing in the street shot dead by a Jordanian sniper. His mother's deteriorating mental state. A farcical encounter with Menachim Begin. The boy's loss of his virginity on the kibbutz and the painful encounter 40 years later with the woman who seduced him.

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The dogged ambition to understand why his mother took her life. It was reading Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio that showed Oz how he could be a writer, by writing exactly what he knew: "a dreary tangle of sadness and pretence, of longing, absurdity, inferiority and provincial pomposity, sentimental education and anachronistic ideals, repressed traumas, resignation and helplessness.

Helplessness of the acerbic, domestic variety, where small-time liars pretended to be dangerous terrorists and heroic freedom fighters, where unhappy bookbinders invented formals for universal salvation.

There is no objective truth, however much Zionists and anti-colonialists wrangle. The Palestinian writer Samir el-Youssef has remarked on the new genre that is emerging in Palestinian literature: memoir. Certified Fresh Picks. Bio View All. Season 2.


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Melissa as Joanna P. Attractive but not so much that most men watching cannot identify with him. This film was written and directed by Alan Brown and I have to say the man has promise in both fields.

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