Published August 13, 2004 | Issue: Fall 2003
Don Snyder '72
Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions (2003)
Snyder wrote the screenplay for the adaptation of his sentimental 2001 novel about redemption and family, which premieres on CBS on Sunday, November 23, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) as a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. Gary Sinise stars as Hollywood bigwig lawyer Terry McQuinn, who returns to his native Maine coast after the death of his estranged father. Joely Richardson is Katherine Halworth, whose family had employed Terry's father as caretaker and handyman on their summer estate.
Naomi Weiss, a Cornell graduate student, travels to Paris in 1969 to unlock the secret behind 12th-century philosopher Abelard and his lover, Heloise. Facing daily obstacles as a woman in the academic world, Naomi buries herself in ancient manuscripts. But with two French feminists urging her on, a strange librarian begging for her help and a cruel professor trying to hold her back, Naomi's inquiries into the past lead her on a journey of self-discovery.
For those interested in the history of Alexander the Great, his conquests and his era, Roisman has edited a collection of essays on the legendary leader, which includes his own chapter on "Honor in Alexander's Campaign." The volume covers a broad range of subjects, from the representation of Alexander in ancient literature and art to the exploitation of his story by ancient philosophers and modern communities to his relationship with neighboring lands.