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.