Book vs. Film: Divergent

Divergent is the latest in a long line of young adult novels to be adapted into films, with the hopes of spawning a lucrative film franchise for Lionsgate. Sure enough, the sequel, Insurgent, has already been greenlit for release next year after a successful opening weekend. Both Veronica Roth’s novel (the first of three in a series, followed by Insurgent and Allegiant) and its adaptation … Continue reading Book vs. Film: Divergent

“The Dead” by James Joyce vs. The Dead (John Huston, 1987)

Legendary director John Huston’s final film, The Dead (1987), was adapted from James Joyce’s short story of the same title. I was recently assigned to re-read “The Dead” (for about the 300th time) for one of my English courses, so I decided it was time to finally give the adaptation a watch as well, with the story fresh in my mind. NOTE: This post will … Continue reading “The Dead” by James Joyce vs. The Dead (John Huston, 1987)

Captain Blood: His Odyssey from Page to Screen (GUEST POST by Natalie)

A NOTE FROM LINDSEY: Today on TMP, I bring you another very exciting addition to Adaptation Month: a guest post by the lovely Natalie of Many Media Musings! (Visit her blog for posts on film, television, literature and all things media, including “Reading the Book Before Seeing the Movie: When Does It Matter?” – an interesting post and topic of discussion which relates to our … Continue reading Captain Blood: His Odyssey from Page to Screen (GUEST POST by Natalie)

The Namesake (2006)

The Namesake (2006): 4/5 The Namesake is based on the novel of the same name by Jhumpa Lahiri. The novel and film both follow the Ganguli family. Ashima (Tabu) and Ashoke (Irrfan Khan) are a couple, married after negotiations by their parents, who have moved to America for Ashoke’s studies. The couple decides to stay in America rather than moving back to India. They have … Continue reading The Namesake (2006)