“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)

Poe vs. film: The Murders in the Rue Morgue

*This post contains spoilers for both Poe’s story and the 1932 film adaptation. Edgar Allan Poe is one of my absolute favorite writers, and The Murders in the Rue Morgue is one of his best-known stories. Originally published in the April 1841 issue of Philadelphia periodical Graham’s Magazine (of which Poe served as editor for a time), this short piece is often regarded as the … Continue reading Poe vs. film: The Murders in the Rue Morgue

My Sister Eileen (1942)

Rosalind Russell stars as Ruth Sherwood, an aspiring writer who moves from Ohio to New York with her sister, Eileen (Janet Blair). Eileen dreams of becoming a big star on the stage. Not realizing that New York will be so expensive to live in, the girls only bring $100 with them, vowing to never borrow money from their father again. They move into a less-than-luxurious … Continue reading My Sister Eileen (1942)