With each New Year comes a fresh lineup of literary adaptations, and 2023 will not disappoint audiences. Much-anticipated sequels (Dune, Shadow and Bone) finally arrive to satiate followers. Beloved classics (Wonka, The Color Purple) get new spins—and songs. Judy Blume adds another film adaptation to her career as an author, as does Bram Stoker. Whether you’re into […]
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Operation Mincemeat is the true story of Britain’s master plan to foil and defeat Nazi Germany during WWII – by dropping a corpse with fake documents from a submarine in the hopes it would wash ashore and convince Hitler to move defenses from Sicily to Greece. The Netflix film follows the masterminds behind the ruse, […]
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What it’s about: Parallels follows the twisting journey of four teens–Romane, Sam, Victor, and Bilal–who are separated by a sudden glitch in spacetime while partying together in an abandoned bunker. Names you might know: The show stars Thomas Chomel (Clem), Omar Mebrouk (H24), Jade Pedri (Skam France), Jules Houplain (HPI), Naidra Ayadi (Polisse, Black Spot, […]
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Our Flag Means Death is comedic romp that follows the ridiculous, yet real-life story of aristocrat Stede Bonnet and his mid-life crisis decision to abandon his family and sugar plantation in Barbados to become a pirate. Yes, you read that correctly. This is a true story. You cannot make this up. The show stars Rhys […]
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As we enter 2022 we have a brand new and substantial slate of literary adaptations coming to big and small screens near you. Here are the titles we’re looking forward to (not counting continuations of shows like Shadow and Bone, coming back to Netflix for a second season later this year). Some are films, some […]
Read More The Adaptation Watch 2022
A contemporary adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune has long been anticipated by science-fiction fans, and after almost a year past its intended release date, the film has landed in theaters and on HBO Max. But will it capture the hearts of loyal fans as well as new audiences?
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When I first read Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, I thought it would make a great adaptation, with one caveat—to do justice to the world Bardugo created, expense could not be spared I don’t mean simply in terms of money, though it certainly is an epic tale that needs an epic budget. I also mean an […]
Read More What the Netflix Adaptation Gets Right About Shadow and Bone (and Six of Crows too)
Recently, I had the pleasure to talk screenwriting with Geoffrey D. Calhoun on his podcast The Successful Screenwriter. In the interview, we chatted about industry tips for screenwriters, trends in the indie film market, and how writers capitalize on market their scripts to filmmakers. Please check out the podcast here and subscribe to The Successful Screenwriter […]
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The first Babysitters Club I read was Claudia and the Phantom Phones Calls. I was soon addicted. I don’t know if it was the spooky atmosphere of the book or the terrifying atmosphere of the night I bought the book, but I distinctly remember when and where I found Ann M. Martin’s book. My mom was […]
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