Category Film

Peter Jackson’s Embellished Version of the Hobbit

“Every good story deserves to be embellished.” – Gandalf to Bilbo, An Unexpected Journey It’s pretty remarkable that the short children’s story The Hobbit has been stretched into three blockbuster movies, considering that the 1,000 page Lord of the Rings trilogy was also made into three blockbuster movies. Some (or most) have speculated it was […]

Hollywood Leans on Literary Classics This Winter

It seems the drive to create something completely new and different has been sucked out of Hollywood. Lately, it’s either generating pointless remakes (with The Amazing Spider-man only five years after the last trilogy concluded), endless sequels, or the same comic books and graphic novels turned into summer blockbusters. Theater and literature have always been inextricably linked, […]

Famous Film Adaptions of Novels: Part I

“And it is folly to try to craft a novel for the screen, to write a novel with a screen contract in mind.” – Thomas Keneally I have never seen The Shining, American Psycho, or 2001: A Space Odyssey. I think I can safely assume that the majority of 2012’s pop culture consumers who have watched […]