Books. Movies. Stories Revealed.

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.

Not to Be Outdone, Sullivan Entertainment to Film Another “Anne”

After the PBS special, Sullivan claims the only people who can adapt Montgomery correctly are Canadians.

Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema to Film New Farmer Giles of Ham Trilogy 

"J. R. Return to Tolkien's world with hero Farmer Giles in an epic fantasy adventure that will leave you wondering if Helm's Deep was merely a high school hockey match."

Peter Jackson: Picking up the Wrong Threads?

Why is the Scouring of the Shire, which fills the penultimate chapter of The Return of the King, important? What does this self-contained hobbit conflict have to do with the greater quest to destroy the Ring, and was it really a poor choice for Jackson to leave this episode out? You’re in luck. I happen to have a lot of words to say on this subject.

Adapting for a Particular Audience: Creating Art or Losing Integrity?

Did highlighting the action destroy all of the adaptation potential of Focus Features film "The Eagle?"

Anastasia: The Musical You’ve Always Wanted

At last, a stage musical that knows what to change to fit the new venue.

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