A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) - Adapted: Books to Movies

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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.

 
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 this festive month, they gleefully chat about one of Dicken's most influential works A Christmas Carol. Many have seen an adaptation of it, but [...]

Stardust by Neil Gaiman - Adapted: Books to Movies

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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.

This month, they analyze Neil Gaiman's Stardust, which has a different tone and style from most of Gaiman's prose fiction, being consciously written in the tradition of pre-Tolkien English fantasy, following in the footsteps of authors such as Lord Dunsany and Hope Mirrlees. It is concerned with the adventures of a young man from the village of Wall, which borders the magical land of Faerie. [...]

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro - Adapted: Books to Movies

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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 five, they discuss an alternate world in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go. The novel is about friends Kathy, Tommy and Ruth who grow up together at a seemingly idyllic boarding school in the English countryside. When they leave the school and the horrible truth of their true purpose is revealed to them, they must simultaneously confront deep-seated feelings of love, jealousy and [...]

The Revenant by Michael Punke | Adapted: Books to Movies

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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. [...]

The Prestige by Christopher Priest - Adapted: Books to Movies

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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 three, they enter the world of magic at a time when electricity was just taking off to discuss Christopher Priest's 1996 novel The Prestige. The novel tells the story of a prolonged feud between two stage magicians in late 1800s England. It is epistolary in structure; that is, it purports to be a collection of real diaries that were kept by the protagonists [...]

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling | Adapted: Books to Movies

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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 the second episode, they venture off into the jungle to learn the laws of nature as they discuss Rudyard Kipling's 1894 book called The Jungle Book. It's a collection of fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. A principal character is the boy or "man-cub" Mowgli, who is raised in the jungle by wolves. Other characters include Shere Khan the [...]

The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Brian Selznick) - Adapted: Books to Movies

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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 the inaugural episode, they thought it fitting to kick things off with a book that also marries the love of movies, pictures, and words all into one! They discuss Brian Selznick's 2007 historical fiction steampunk book called The Invention of Hugo Cabret which is about an ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF named Hugo who lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station. [...]