A Farewell to Arms (1957)

As the destruction and danger of World War I continue to sweep across the continent, American officer Frederick Henry (Rock Hudson) finds himself serving in an ambulance unit alongside the Italian army. After being wounded, Frederick is cared for by Red Cross nurse Catherine Barkley (Jennifer Jones). Catherine is no stranger to him. They met earlier, near the front, and only grow closer as he … Continue reading A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Mildred Pierce: Book, Film and Mini-Series

Published in 1941, Mildred Pierce was written by James M. Cain and is a dramatic story of a mother willing to do anything to preserve her family’s social status through a divorce and the Depression, largely for the benefit of her conniving and wealth-hungry daughter Veda. Adapted to film in 1945, Mildred Pierce has long been one of my favorite old Hollywood stories, so I was very excited … Continue reading Mildred Pierce: Book, Film and Mini-Series

Book to Film Adaptation Tag (Video)

Watch me talk about adapted films while beautiful ragtime music plays in the background in today’s post, which marks the first vlog addition to TMP. This is only the second video I’ve ever made, the first I’ve published publicly, and I’m still feeling a little awkward about sharing my face with the world in addition to my words, so please be kind! Continue reading Book to Film Adaptation Tag (Video)

Could it be a movie?: Stories from Ellery Queen’s (Part 1)

Welcome to “Could it be a movie?,” a segment in which TMP reads stuff and tells you whether or not the written materials would make good movies. In this installment, we look at two stories from a 1977 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. “The Rescue of Professor Parkinson” Who wrote it?: William Bankier Where does it appear?: October 1977 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery … Continue reading Could it be a movie?: Stories from Ellery Queen’s (Part 1)