DID YOU KNOW?
Nelson Mandela died while the film was being shot in South Africa, and his image is used in the film as a memory.
DRAMA AND SCIENCE-FICTION
BRENTON THWAITES, JEFF BRIDGES, MERYL STREEP
Released twenty-one years after the novel’s initial release, the film’s story takes place in a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, where a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the real world. Actor Jeff Bridges, who initially had the film rights to the novel in the 1990, actually intended the role of the Giver for his father
Lloyd Bridges. One should admit that screen adaptations of books never stick to the source material completely, and the big screen version of The Giver is no exception. While the story is very similar to the one Lois Lowry wrote in her award-winning novel, the differences between the two versions are noticeable by rabid fans of the novel itself. 4 years after his Salt action-hit with the star Angelina Jolie, director Phillip Noyce is determined to make of The Giver a fascinating entertainment film as exciting as the novel itself… While despite their decades of work in the film industry and high profile status, this is the first film in which Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep co-star… will The Giver then gives us a surprise!?