Saturday, January 11, 2014

Book Thieves

A special screening of The Book Thief was held at the Shuttle's new favourite cinema- the Randwick Ritz an art deco movie house.

Star of the film Geoffrey Rush attended along with author of the novel the film is based on, Markus Zusac. The impressively young Markus has now sold over 8 million copies of the book which he says began after his German grandparents started to recount their experiences in Nazi Germany.

Rush tells the Shuttle he hadn't even heard of the book until his agent handed him the screenplay but he was hooked on the first reading and determined to act in the flick. While Geoffrey is popular on the red carpet, Markus was treated like a star with film patrons thrusting numerous copies of the book at him for autographs.