Book vs. Film: The Most Dangerous Game

Originally published in Collier’s in 1924, Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game” (also known as “The Hounds of Zaroff”) is an incredibly chilling and suspenseful story. It begins with a man named Rainsford, traveling on a boat. He’s having a conversation with a fellow traveler about the island they’re passing by — an island cloaked in superstitious rumors. Rainsford hears odd noises that night, leaves … Continue reading Book vs. Film: The Most Dangerous Game

Could it be a movie?: Stories from Ellery Queen’s (Part 2)

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 1979 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. “Early Warning” Who wrote it?: John Gloag Where does it appear?: January 1979 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine Plot: A … Continue reading Could it be a movie?: Stories from Ellery Queen’s (Part 2)

Could it be a movie?: John Cheever’s “The Enormous Radio”

Welcome to “Could it be a movie?,” a segment in which Lindsey reads stuff and tells you whether or not the written materials would make good movies. In this installment, we look at a great American short story by John Cheever. “The Enormous Radio” Who wrote it?: John Cheever Where does it appear?: May 17, 1947 issue of The New Yorker magazine The Enormous Radio … Continue reading Could it be a movie?: John Cheever’s “The Enormous Radio”

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)