Adaptation discusses the film Wonder (2017), how the character perspectives were translated to screen, and externalizing Auggie’s internal monologues through Star Wars characters.
The Adaptation hosts just can’t stop gabbing about the new live-action Beauty and the Beast (2017). Despite their previous doubts, they’re pretty happy with the extra backstories, songs, and details from the original fairytale.
Question(s) of the Week: How did you feel about the balance of backstories between the Beast and Belle? Would you have liked more from one, the other, or both?
“I have to keep moving to escape the reality that my body is no longer mine.” -The Color of Rain by Cori McCarthy, page 150
“…I kind of figured out that everything I dreamt about my Aunt Helen was true. And after a while, I realized that it happened every Saturday when we would watch television. The first few weeks in the hospital were very hard.” -The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, page 225
“I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head, too?” -Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, page169
“…he’s a vicious weight on top of her that she can’t breathe against so she cries instead, and how do you get a girl to stop crying? You cover her mouth.” -All the Rage by Courtney Summers, page 6
In which we set a record for list length and tell you about the nine screen adaptations that had awesome scripts.
#22: Because… High School (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
#30: Do Bananas Float? (Life of Pi)
#34: The Merry Old Land of Manipulation (The Wizard of Oz)
For our discussion of the book check out Adaptation #15: The Perks of Being an Infinite Lorax!
Kendyl, Corey and Dorin finally get to see the film Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax and then discuss the high school experience via Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Discussion of Perks starts at 31:47
Also, check out our episode on the Perks film!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower contains mentions of child molestation, rape, suicide, teen pregnancy, abortion, drugs, sex, and mental health issues. As such, they are all a part of our discussion. If any of this offends you or could be a trigger for you, please proceed with caution.