In a creative writing class about three months ago, we briefly talked about what makes an adaptation good or bad. I had to put into words what I hate about bad adaptations. Where do they generally go wrong? Just as there is no one formula for a great movie, there is no one formula for… Continue reading What Makes a Book-to-Movie Adaptation Unsuccessful?
Fans of Harry Potter “I want to go to Hogwarts!” Fans of Percy Jackson “I want to go to Camp Half-Blood!” Fans of Narnia “I want to go to Narnia!” Fans of the Hunger Games “I’m okay.”
It is official. Hollywood is adapting Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones into a movie! It’s coming into theaters on August 13, 2013! You can go to the movie’s official website here. You can also see which actors will be playing which characters. There are other things to see on the website. I hope you enjoy it.… Continue reading TMI: City of Bones Movie
I watched the Lord of the Flies (1963). It is in black and white. It is an adaptation of William Golding’s novel. It was directed by Peter Brook and produced by Lewis M. Allen. It’s about a group of English schoolboys whom are plane-wrecked on a deserted island. They were being evacuated from England in… Continue reading Lord of the Flies (1963) Movie
Mirror, Mirror is a retelling of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” It’s also a comedy. This movie entered theaters in March 2012. Most of us know the story, so I will keep this summary pretty short. The Queen is Snow White’s stepmother. The Queen takes over the kingdom after the king (Snow White’s father)… Continue reading Mirror, Mirror