It's good to be blogging again after our three week trip to Taiwan. I have several posts in the works about that trip, but today I want to write about a really great article I read today on Lit Hub with the rather long title: "How Should a Literary Adaptation Be? We Asked the Critics … Continue reading What Makes For Good Adaptation?
"The time to make up your mind about people is never." There may be no type of adaptation more tricky to pull off than a remake. Unlike a more subtle retelling, a remake matches its subject--sometimes line for line and scene for scene. In many ways, remakes have more riding on them than an original … Continue reading Remake Review: The Philadelphia Story and High Society
I'm totally fascinated by (some might say obsessed with) adaptation. If you believe, as I do, that nothing is truly original, then pretty much every cultural product is some form of adaptation or interpretation. I think of it as an extremely creative process: how to make unfamiliar the familiar (fairy tale adaptation); how to bring … Continue reading From Page to Screen: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is all about the things you've been inspired to do after reading a book, like climb a mountain or tell the truth. It's interesting to see how reading really does impact our lives and how it changes or aspires … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books that Have Inspired Me to Do Something