The Giver (Jeff Bridges, Meryl Steep, Brenton Thwaites) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Phil Svitek, Marisa Serafini, Sara Stretton, and John Comerford discuss The Giver which is a 2014 Drama film based on Lois Lowry’s novel. This film tells the story of a perfect world. Everyone here is happy. When Jonas is 12 years old, he’s chosen to be the community’s Receiver of Memories. He enters into training with an old man called The Giver. From the Giver, Jonas learns about pain, sadness, war, and all the unhappy truths of the “real” world. He quickly realizes that his community is fake. Confronted with this reality, Jonas faces difficult choices about his own life and his future. The film stars Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Cameron Monaghan and Emma Tremblay. RESOURCE LINKS: IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435651/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Wikipedia Lois Lowry interview: http://grandlakenews.com/features/article_ca3dc791-23fc-5fe3-b619-f6c069ff3d02.html Brenton Thwaites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nESaDRLLaKU Odeya Rush interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDS7gqvs9iY Jeff Bridges: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSA7RtBuZ_U Brenton Thwaites interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gwftr7aJmc Interviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y9gj-pK9EI

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