Posts Tagged: film adaptations

Literary Rim Shots: A Chat with John Grisham

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John Grisham discusses his advice for young writers, the literary mafia, and why he finally wrote a (literal) beach read.

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The Saturday Rumpus Review of Wild

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In simplicity there is truth, and being out in wide open spaces often has a way, like high-speed rail, to bring us back to simple things.

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R.I.P. Richard Matheson: Why Film Adaptations of His Work Have Been So Terrible

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Legendary science fiction author and screenwriter Richard Matheson, who unfortunately passed away a little over a month ago, has had his work adapted into a plethora of movies—I Am Legend, The Box, The Shrinking Man, What Dreams Will Come, etc.—which, unfortunately, haven’t all fared so well. Simultaneously a heartfelt tribute to an influential author and a critical analysis of […]

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A Wild Adaptation

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Have you heard? A film adaptation of Sugar/Cheryl Strayed’s Wild is in the works! Pacific Standard, a new production banner from actress Reese Witherspoon and producer Bruna Papandrea has bought the rights. Witherspoon will play Strayed in the film. More here.

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Gatsby Forever American

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There another Gatsby adaptation in the works. F Scott Fitzgerald’s American masterpiece has resurfaced over and over again—as a couple films, as an orchestral production by the Madison Symphony, a theater piece, a spin-off novel and an opera. The desire to reproduce Gatsby might have something to do with its perpetual relevance. American excess, impending […]

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