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We Never Liked That Damn Book Anyway!

Here’s an interesting paradox–Hollywood likes to purchase literary properties, then films unfaithful versions of them. It’s rather like that scene in “The Magic Christian” where Peter Sellers’ satanic multi-millionaire wants to purchase only the eye cut from a valuable painting. 841 more words

'Lo Lolita

Lolita (1962), dir Stanley Kubrick, w/ James Mason (Humbert Humbert), Peter Sellars (Clare Quilty), Shelley WInters (Mrs. Haze), Sue Lyon ( 457 more words


Do you Reread Books Before The Movie Adaptation is Released?

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This is something of a companion post to yesterday’s post in which I admitted that I’ve finally decided to reread a series of books for the first time ever. 223 more words

Gone Girl (US 2014)

Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl was an immediate bestseller on its appearance in 2012, generating considerable discussion in mainstream and social media. Now she has written the screenplay for David Fincher’s film adaptation, her ideas about modern marriage and her presentation of an array of female characters – most of them perhaps unlikeable but nevertheless dominating the narrative – are again at the centre of public discourse.’ 1,261 more words


Judging Books by Their Movies

I’m starting to forget what I’ve written about over the last few months. I think this is post number 270 or 271 and the vast majority of those have come from February until now. 465 more words