Greater Park Circle Film Society, Dear John needs extras, Kindle for College 

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New addition to film menu in N. Chuck

The Greater Park Circle Film Society is set to open the Olde Village Talking Picture House in December. Founded by Nicholai Burton, Richard Campbell, Jim Sears, and Bob Williamson, the new forum, hosted by the South of Broadway Theatre, aims to provide a showcase for less-mainstream films. The society will focus on independent films, documentaries, and even some tried-and-true classics (think John Wayne and the late Paul Newman). Eventually, Campbell would like the project to become something like the Sundance Film Festival, he says, but for now it will focus on individual screenings. "We have to crawl before we walk," Campbell says. On Dec. 6, the Olde Village Talking Picture House will open its doors to Lowcountry film lovers with a presentation of the documentary What Would Jesus Buy? If you are interested in knowing more about society membership and happenings or how to donate, the GPCFS is hosting an informative meeting at the Old North Charleston Meeting Place on Nov. 5. —Myles Hutto

Dear John still looking for extras

Producers of Dear John, a major motion picture based on Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel, are still looking for extras. And cars and trucks, too. If you are or have the following, you should get in touch: a vehicle made between 1996 and 2001 in good condition, men with military experience, college-age students, men of Middle Eastern or Nigerian descent — all of these are especially in need, organizers say. You should write to for more information. No e-mail photos or submissions can be accepted. Filming begins mid-October. —John Stoehr

Amazon's New Kindle for College Students

Amazon is developing new models of its e-book reader, the Kindle, with college students in mind, reports CNET. Since its inception, the Kindle has been difficult to keep on shelves. Analysts recently upped estimates of units sold to 380,000 this year. Now, with Amazon aiming to market specifically to college students, those figures are expected to rise, especially with the holiday season approaching. The Kindle could not only help future college students avoid the staggeringly high prices of textbooks by offering digital versions but also alleviate the pain of lugging around heavy textbooks. —Myles Hutto


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