Adaptation #127: Still Pretty Close to the Madding Crowd

header127After loving Thomas Hardy’s novel as much as we did, it’s somewhat surprising that we ended up being really happy with Far from the Madding Crowd (2015). There were a few nick-picky things we would have done differently, but the film spurs additional understanding and conversations about the themes and characters that we loved and hated going in.

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Adaptation #46: The Not Quite Oscar-Worthy Gatsby

header046Jess, Ryan and Kendyl talk about Baz Luhrmann’s film The Great Gatsby. While the spectacle was enjoyable, they wonder if all the cinematography was in the film’s best interest. And even in concluding that it was a faithful adaptation, they wonder if seeing the characters on screen made them more likeable and question where Nick ends up.

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For more literature adaptation discussions check out our episodes on:

Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Cloud Atlas (novel and film)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (novel and film)

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