Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Shot/Reverse Shot: Episode 17 - Adaptation
In this episode, Joe and I discuss the difficulties of adapting an existing property for the big screen, whether there are any properties that are truly "unadaptable", and what criteria we should use when trying to decide if an adaptation is a good one or not. Along the way, we talk about great adaptations like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, bad adaptations like Watchmen, and perplexing adaptations like Naked Lunch. It's a typically odd and free-wheeling episode that somehow winds up with us casting a version of Hamlet that any right-thinking person would murder their loved ones to see happen. Though you should probably not do that unless you're really, really sure it'd work.
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