Page to Screen: Me Before You

Film Adaptation--love it or hate it, it's an undeniable part of our culture. For my part, I love it. Even when it's done poorly (and goodness knows it is), it still has the power to get people talking critically about art and adaptation. Some Pertinent Facts: Film release date: June, 2016 Director: Thea Sharrock (in … Continue reading Page to Screen: Me Before You

Remake Review: The Philadelphia Story and High Society

"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

From Page to Screen: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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