This Ridley Scott movie starring Nicholas Cage and Sam Rockwell was adapted from the novel by Eric Garcia. The story follows the story of a conman whose daughter shows up and changes his life and the life of his partner. The movie makes some changes to the end, but overall follows the book pretty close!
This David O. Russel movie stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawerence and Robert De Niro and is based on the novel by Matthew Quick. Both focus on mental illness, bipolar disorder in the movie and brain damage in the book. Even though the book and movie are very similar, there are some big changes made.
The Lost Daughter is directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, adapted from the book by Italian author Elena Ferrante. This isn’t a book or movie everyone loves, and some people have, understandably, conflicted feelings. The movie follows the source novel very close with really just one change to end. Hear what’s different, and my thoughts on both!
The Double by Jose Saramago was made into the movie Enemy directed by by Denis Villeneuve. Understanding the meaning of either is difficult and whereas the movie has a more definite meaning, the book seems more open to interpretation. Listen to me try to make sense of the book, followed by a chat with The Forgotten Cinema Podcast about the movie!
Stephen King’s The Shining was adapted by the famous Stanley Kubrick starring Jack Nicholson. This movie is so famous and well loved, despite being so different from the book in a lot of ways. I talk about the differences that were made, as well as talking about why I love both book and movie for their separate strengths.
Guillermo Del Toro directs the movie adaptation which stars Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett. How does it compare with the noir carnival book by William Lindsay Gresham? This is a great adaptation, but there are some changes to be talked about. I also analyze the characters and the message of this great story.
Beloved is the Pulitzer prize winning novel by Toni Morrison. It’s about people that are haunted by their past-their past abuses as well as their own actions from the past. The movie stars Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover in the lead roles. The movie follows the book very closely, but there is still a lot to break down here as we discuss the differences between book and movie, and the deep symbolism in both.
Kathy Bates portrayal of the psychotic number one fan has gone down in film history. There’s no denying that Misery is an amazing movie, but how does it compare to the original Stephen King novel? We go deep as I discuss the symbolism of Annie Wilkes, and the power writing can have over your demons. As well as the differences from book to movie-and there’s a lot!
The Soviet Union under the control of Stalin is an interesting setting as it is. Then we have the Leo, an officer of the government who starts questioning his blind obedience. Then on top of that, there area series of murders that need solving! Find out how this intriguing book compares with the movie!
You can read the blog, or you can click on one of the icons below to listen to the podcast version! Click HERE for more listening options! **Warning: Spoilers for both book and movie!** Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (2013) Crazy Rich Asians directed by Jon M. Chu (2018) This movie came out more …