May 18, 2006

Broken Code Spawns Reflection on Book-to-Film Adaptations

Susan King of The LA Times writes a piece on book to film adaptations, inspired by all the press swirling around that Tom Hanks movie you may have heard about. (Early word from Cannes is that the film isn't very good, which is hardly a surpise, now is it?) Anyway, she takes a look at some adaptations that have worked, among them Jaws and Rosemary's Baby. For more on the adaptations that haven't worked, check out our October 2005 guest post on Romancing the Tome fave The Happy Booker. Further reading: Our essay "Dusting Off the Classics" for the January issue of Void Magazine explores the never-ending allure of the adaptation. --Kim

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