O! Canada Blogathon 2018: Alias Grace

This post is part of the O! Canada Blogathon 2018, hosted by Kristina at Speakeasy and Ruth at Silver Screenings. Read the rest of the posts for this event HERE! When we think of the word “dystopia,” we tend to envision a futuristic society. But dystopian nightmares can happen anywhere, at any time. They can … Continue reading O! Canada Blogathon 2018: Alias Grace

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Emma Thompson’s Screenplay for Sense and Sensibility: The Best Austen Adaptation?

This post is part of the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon, hosted by Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled, Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club and Aurora of Once Upon a Screen. Click HERE for a list of the other posts for Week 3: The Crafts. I can already hear cries of "blasphemy!" just because the title of this post. (I did … Continue reading Emma Thompson’s Screenplay for Sense and Sensibility: The Best Austen Adaptation?

Stage to Screen Blogathon: The Heiress (1949)

This post is part of the Stage to Screen Blogathon, hosted by Rachel's Theatre Reviews and The Rosebud Cinema. The 1949 film The Heiress is an adaptation of the 1947 play of the same name by Augustus and Ruth Goetz, which in turn is an adaptation of the 1880 novella Washington Square by Henry James. … Continue reading Stage to Screen Blogathon: The Heiress (1949)

A TV Adaptation of Your Favorite Book is in the Works! Time to Panic!

This past week, two TV projects based on books were announced: Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy (Red Mars, Green Mars and Blue Mars), is in development at basic cable channel Spike. Stephen King's time-travel novel, 11/22/63, is in development at the streaming service Hulu TV. May I take a moment to express how much I … Continue reading A TV Adaptation of Your Favorite Book is in the Works! Time to Panic!

How Not To Mess Up An Adaptation Of A Popular Book

It's always exciting when you find out they're making a movie or TV adaptation of one of your favorite books. I'm a big fan of Ken Follett and love his two medieval historical novels, Pillars of the Earth and its sequel, World Without End. The TV adaptation of Pillars of the Earth was really good, … Continue reading How Not To Mess Up An Adaptation Of A Popular Book