Adaptation: A Podcast Dedicated to Film Adaptations

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Adaptation #112: Revenge of the Last Spook’s Apprentice, A Seventh Son of Wardstone

header112This week our hosts have read The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney (or The Wardstone Chronicles: The Spook’s Apprentice for the UK, still by Joseph Delaney). They are pretty amused by the main character’s inability to do as he’s told and considerably less amused by the Spook’s generalizations about women. But over all, they are ready to continue on with this series and to see how the filmmakers will interpret it in the upcoming Seventh Son.

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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on The Hobbit, The Maze Runner, The Giver, and Mariah Mundi: The Midas Box.

SHOW NOTES:

Music by DropVox

Upcoming Adaptations

Seventh Son

-Feb 6 (US), Mar 27 (UK)

-Based on The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney

-Book titled The Wardstone Chronicles: The Spook’s Apprentice in UK

Love, Rosie

-Feb 6 (US)

-Based on Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern

Main Discussion

The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch

-The Wardstone Chronicles: The Spook’s Apprentice in UK

-By Joseph Delaney

-Published in 2004

Notes

-format/narration/writing style
–first person, middle grade
–little notebook in back

-characters: Tom, Old Gregory, Alice, Mother Malkin, Mam
–how do women come off in this book? Does Alice redeem them? They are still all witches… (see themes), Malkin gave support to unwed mothers

-plot
–genuinely scary sometimes

-themes/issues: women can’t be trusted, fear makes you more vulnerable, second chances

Seventh Son (2015)

-Written by Charles Leavitt and Steven Knight

-Directed by Sergey Bodrov

-Starring Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore

Next episode: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Previous episode: Into the Woods (2014)
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One comment on “Adaptation #112: Revenge of the Last Spook’s Apprentice, A Seventh Son of Wardstone

  1. Dorin R.
    February 1, 2015

    Reblogged this on dogaru20.

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