Adaptation #18: Living in a Powder Keg

In episode #18, Dorin and Kendyl discuss Matthew Quick’s novel The Silver Linings Playbook, the balance between optimism and realism, and the epicness of Total Eclipse of the Heart.

Also check out our episode on the movie!

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Music: Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler

Upcoming Films

Resident Evil: Retribution

-September 14 in US, September 28 in UK

-Written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson

-Starring Milla Jovovish, Sienna Guillory and Michelle Rodriguez

-Based on the videogame franchise started in 1996

Main Discussion

The Silver Linings Playbook

-By Matthew Quick

-Published in 2008

-Characters: Pat, Tiffany, Nikki, Pat’s mom, Pat’s dad, Jake and Caitlyn, Ronnie and Veronica, Cliff

-Issues/themes: mental health, suppressed memory, ‘silver linings,’ happy endings, life as a movie, second childhood

 Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

-Opens November 21 in the US and the UK

-Written and directed by David O. Russell

-Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro

Stay tuned for episode #19 on Joe Wright’s film version of Anna Karenina and From Page to Screen minisode #2 on Wuthering Heights (2011) and Jane Eyre (2011) including interviews with screenwriters Oliva Hetreed and Moira Buffini!

2 thoughts on “Adaptation #18: Living in a Powder Keg

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