Sherlock Holmes: A Travel Through Time October 31 2014, 0 Comments

For nearly a century, 221B Baker Street referred to a small flat in Victorian London, land of gas street lamps, long skirts, and a thick layer of murder and scandal behind the thin veil of classical Victorian “properness.”

There and Back Again: Tolkien and Jackson's Hobbits October 29 2014, 0 Comments

Just moments into the first installment of The Hobbit film, Bilbo Baggins recites the timeless words that kick off Tolkien’s beloved novel: “In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole…it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”

The Hunger Games: A Change of Perspective October 10 2014, 0 Comments

The first Hunger Games film is unique in that it was directly adapted by its original author. Other screenwriters took over for the subsequent films, but Collins had a heavy hand in guiding plot and dialogue choices, as well as other details. As such, the films remain mostly faithful to the stories of the books.

Great Literature Versus the Blockbuster Film October 02 2014, 0 Comments

A film adaptation is one interpretation of a book, but there are as many other interpretations as there are readers. We see this in the continued retellings of classic books in films.