The Revenant by Michael Punke | Adapted: Books to Movies

Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too… equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies.

In episode four, they venture into the wilderness of Wyoming in Michael Punke’s 2002 novel The Revenant. The novel is based on a series of events in the life of American frontiersman Hugh Glass in 1823 Missouri Territory. The word “Revenant” means someone who has risen from the grave to terrorize the living.

This book has been adapted in 2015 by visionary director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, notably of Birdman fame.

Marisa and Phil give historical context to the book, talk about Punke’s inspiration for writing it, favorite plot points and then transition into discussing the adapted version.

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