Adaptation #58: City of Inconsequence

header058After seeing The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, the team talks over the films strengths and weaknesses as an adaptation, and admit their confusion about the presence of implications that were not in the book. While some things were lost and others gained, the hosts still have one question: why is it named after a city that we spend all of five minutes in?

Also check out our episode on the novel by Cassandra Clare.

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For more young adult adaptation chat, check out our episodes on Percy Jackson, Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Hunger Games, Beautiful Creatures, The Host, and Breaking Dawn.


Music: Magnetic by Jessie J


Boardwalk Empire

-Season 4 starts September 8

-Based on book by Nelson Johnson

The Family

-Sep 13 (US), Oct 4 (UK)

-based on Malvita by Tonio Benacquista

Main Discussion

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

-Written by Jessica Postigo

-Directed by Harald Zwart

-Starring Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Jemima West, Robert Sheehan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Lena Headey, and Aiden Turner

-Based on book by Cassie Clare, covered on episode #54


-Badassery awards: Jocelyn, Isabelle

-Are they siblings?

-what is up with Hodge?

-resolved Simon/Clary more finally in film


-is Simon a vampire?

-Jenn said this did what the book didn’t: made her want to read on

-the climax: a lot more action… kinda confusing? A lot going on

-Valentine’s intentions: not to kill all the demons, he had them working for him

Next episode: #59 on Jeff Wadlow’s film Kick-Ass 2
Previous episode: #57 on Gore Verbinski’s film The Lone Ranger

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