BOOK VERSUS FILM: Apple Tree Yard

Okay, not film exactly this week, but a TV adaptation – same diff! I’ve been catching up on television lately, which means I’ve only just got round to the BBC’s recent adaptation of Apple Tree Yard. (If you haven’t seen it yet, you can buy the box set, HERE). Apple Tree Yard was a five…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: Check Out This Cool Interactive Graphic!

What’s better: The Book or The Movie? Have you ever gone to the cinema filled with anticipation to see the movie adaptation of your favourite book, only to be bitterly disappointed? Or, after watching, did you think the film was much better than the book? Well, Vouchercloud has analysed 2,275 books turned movies, and created…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: Story Of Your Life AKA Arrival

BOOK VERSUS FILM: Story Of Your Life AKA Arrival

Story of Your Life Versus Arrival ARRIVAL is written by veteran Hollywood scribe Eric Heisserer and directed by director of the moment, Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners). It’s adapted from the short novella, Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang. Warning – SPOILERS!!! Do not read on if spoilers bother you The Book Ted Chiang’s stories…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: An Epic Study of FIGHT CLUB

Fight Club is an interesting and unusual example in the book versus film debate. Here is a cult novel that received an incredibly faithful, big-budget adaptation. The movie version then underperformed at the Box Office but found a following through home entertainment. Chuck Palahniuk is on record as applauding the adaptation, particularly the way it…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: I Am Legend Showdown

I first read I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson, when I was in my late teens and I thought it was brilliant. At the time of reading, and I think this is important to keep in mind, I was coming off the back of Isaac Asimov and Philip K. Dick, Robert Heinlein and Kurt Vonnegut,…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: Which Is The Greater Gatsby?

Warning: the following article contains spoilers. And alcohol. Drink responsibly! When The Great Gatsby was published in 1925, it did what any self-respecting classic does: it bombed. Today it has a claim for the title of Great American Novel. Hollywood, bless ‘em, saw its potential early, and Gatsby’s been made to suffer for our entertainment…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Books Versus Hollywood

The Book Versus Film section on this blog is one of the most popular features – so far we’ve had the likes of dystopian YA classics like Divergent, The Maze Runner and The Hunger Games, not to mention Stephen King’s Misery. Plenty more where that came from, too! So this infographic showing people’s perceptions of…

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