Adaptation #73: The Book Thief is Death’s Best Friend

header073FINALLY, all the hosts were able to see Brian Percival’s The Book Thief! They discuss the bits that were perfect, the bits that were upsetting and the bits that other people just didn’t seem to understand in this beautiful and sad story.

Also, we have an episode on the novel by Markus Zusak.

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For similar adaptations, check out our episodes on Catching Fire, The Hobbit, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Cloud Atlas, and Anna Karenina.

SHOW NOTES:

Music: The Book Thief by John Williams from The Book Thief (2013) score

Upcoming

I, Frankenstein

-Jan 24 (US), Jan 29 (UK)

-Stars Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy and Miranda Otto

-Comes out in graphic novel by Kevin Grevious

Labor Day

-Jan 31 (US), Mar 28 (UK)

-Starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and Gattlin Griffith

-Based on novel by Joyce Maynard

Main Discussion

The Book Thief (2013)

-Written by Michael Petroni

-Directed by Brian Percival

-Starring Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson

-Based on the novel by Markus Zusak, covered in episode #65

Next episode: #74 on The Midas Box by GP Taylor and the film The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box
Previous episode: #72 on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
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