FIVE 2017 reads I’d like to see on film

Somehow, we’ve made it to the half-way point of 2017. As always, this year I’ve been participating in a Goodreads reading challenge, and while browsing my progress recently an idea struck me: some of these books would make great films! Several times in the past, I’ve shared books I would love to see adapted for…

TMP Reads: Double Indemnity by James M. Cain

**WARNING: This post will contain some spoilers for both the novella Double Indemnity and its film adaptation. I’m sure most of you have at least seen the adaptation, but in the event that you haven’t, or have seen the film but would like to keep the book shrouded in mystery, read with caution! Double Indemnity…

Book vs. Film: The Furies

Originally published in 1948, Niven Busch’s novel The Furies was adapted to film with director Anthony Mann at the helm. Released in 1950, the film tells the story of the Jeffords family. Patriarch T. C. (Walter Huston) owns a New Mexico ranch, “The Furies.” His wife is long dead. His son (John Bromfield) is soon to…

Second Looks: Skyscraper Souls (1932)

The Dwight Building is an architectural marvel, one hundred stories tall and crafted with utmost elegance. David Dwight (Warren William), banker, owns the structure… but he may not remain owner for long, when bank examiners begin questioning the loan David made to himself to gain ownership. The ruthless David will stop at nothing to keep…

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…

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…

Favorite things about… The Grapes of Wrath

The favorite film: The Grapes of Wrath, a 1940 drama based on the novel by John Steinbeck (adapted for the screen by Nunnally Johnson) and directed by John Ford The synopsis: Tom Joad is fresh off of a prison sentence for homicide when he returns to his family’s home to find that they’ve been kicked…