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Gazing “North & South”: Adapting Gaskell’s Novels with ‘Male Gaze’

Do you ever sit around and ponder the origins of movies? Or obsess over John Thornton's (played by Richard Armitage) eyes in the 2004 BBC adaptation of Gaskell's North & South? Nope? That's just me? Well, you better abandon this post... Continue Reading →

What does it take to make a great fairy tale?

Where have all the regular, true-love's-kiss, kill-the-witch conte de fées gone?

A Chat about The City of Ember: YA Dystopian Stepping Stone

A mega book fan and a first-time viewer sit down to watch the City of Ember.

Dear Netflix’s ‘Anne with an E’: Be a Kindred Spirit

After the PBS adaptation last fall, will you be streaming "Anne with an E" tonight on Netflix?

Doomed from Conception: The Book Thief

Sometimes a book's got to be a book.

Tales of Two Movies: Clever or Costly?

Who wins when a book gets more screen time? The movie producers who are making the adaptation or the audiences who watch them?

Adapting “The Amazing True Story” When it’s Too Good to be True

Even when it's faithful to the source material?

Dreaming of Reality: Hulu’s Adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale

First published in 1986, the dystopian fiction novel filled readers with terror at the thought of such a reality. Now it's coming to life on your television screen.

Don’t do it anymore, Hollywood! (A Meager Plea From Me)

You've done it! You're a Hollywood darling off to make your next big picture, you found a story you love, and you did your Googling. Nobody has bought the rights to make a film yet! Hooray! The world is your oyster. Hold your horses there, bub.

Inside Outlander: Did the graphic novel make way for the popular Starz show?

Where did the extremely popular TV series of Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" get its subtle bite of humor? Perhaps from her graphic novel adaptation "The Exile."

Percy Fawcett and the Striking Belief (in The Lost City of Z)

In 1929, Percival Fawcett, his son, and their friend journeyed deep into the Amazonian jungle to locate a hidden civilization. They never returned.

“It’s the Quenchiest!” How Avatar: The Last Airbender was Reincarnated into Comics

Not so long ago, a question unanswered left the TV world in disharmony. Then, everything changed with the comics' imapct.

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