Adaptation #77: Lost in a Winter’s Tale


After reading though Mark Helprin’s hefty novel, Kendyl and Jenn discuss the many intricacies of Winter’s Tale. Dorin joins in for a discussion of Akiva Goldsman’s film, where it streamlined the novel and where it went too far.

What did you think of Winter’s Tale? Have a listen and then tell us your own thoughts on the novel and/or film in the comments!

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For similar adaptations, check out our episodes on  The Midas Box, The Book Thief, The Great Gatsby and Cloud Atlas.


Music: Faded from the Winter by Iron & Wine


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Main Discussion

Winter’s Tale

-by Mark Helprin

-published in 1983

Winters’s Tale (2014)

-Written and directed by Akiva Goldman

-Starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, Will Smith and Jennifer Connelly

Next episode: #78 on Veronica Roth’s novel Divergent
Previous episode: #76 on series 3 of the BBC’s Sherlock

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