Episode #180: Adorable Beasts and How to Catch Them

header180Adaptation dives into the Wizarding World for the first time! They discuss American wizarding society, the revelation of the obscurious, and all the beasts included in Fantastic Beasts (2016).

Question(s) of the Week: Where is the series going from here? What characters will we follow and where will it take place?

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Adaptation #77: Lost in a Winter’s Tale

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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.

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Adaptation #48: Ironically Epic

header048Kendyl is accompanied by Jess, Jenn and Dorin’s extensive notes to discuss William Joyce’s children’s book The Leaf Men and the film Epic by Chris Wedge. The girls discuss the adaptation in terms of expanding on an already created world, matching voice actors to characters and the beauty of the animation.

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For more children’s book adaptation discussions check out our episodes on The Lorax (book and film), The Invention of Hugo Cabret (book and film) and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (book/1939 film and 2013 film)

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Adaptation #17: Arnold’s Muscles of Doom

Hosts Kendyl, Dorin, Ryan and Chase get together to discuss Philip K. Dick’s short story We Can Remember It For You, Wholesale and its two movie adaptations: Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 Total Recall and the current Len Wiseman remake.

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‘Total Recall’ Remake Releases a New Trailer

Two admissions: one, I am a big fan of Philip K. Dick and two, I have never seen the 1990 Arnold Schwartzenegger version of Total Recall.

I know, I know. How can I call myself a fan? Honestly, P.K. Dick’s short story We Can Remember It For You, Wholesale (1966) was enough for me. I didn’t feel like I needed to see some pumped up action film to appreciate the simple genius of the story. Please, feel free to correct this assumption in the comments.

And now I find myself in a bit of a dilemma as there is a remake coming out. Starring Colin Farrell. And if I see it, it’s going to look like I went for the eye candy. To correct this, Adaptation will be doing an episode where we talk about the story and both films. But while we wait for the film to be released, here’s the new trailer to tide you over:

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