EPIC CATALOG: Adaptations as good as or better than the book

You may not need to read the book…

  1. Howl’s Moving Castle
  2. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
  3. Wicked
  4. Fight Club
  5. Gone Girl
  6. Jurassic Park
  7. Julie and Julia
  8. The Godfather
  9. Drive
  10. Hugo
  11. The Hunger Games (series)
  12. Slumdog Millionaire
  13. Peter Pan (2003)
  14. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  15. To Kill a Mockingbird
  16. Doctor Zhivago
  17. No Country for Old Men
  18. Schindler’s List
  19. The Lord of the Rings (series)
  20. The Devil Wears Prada
  21. The Martian
  22. Divergent
  23. Eragon
  24. Stardust
  25. Shawshank Redemption
  26. Horns
  27. Phantom of the Opera
  28. Gone with the Wind
  29. The Prestige
  30. Dark Knight
  31. The Magicians
  32. Beauty and the Beast
  33. The Umbrella Academy

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BookTuber Tuesday – Lev Grossman on why Fantasy can answer questions Science Fiction can’t

 

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Jack Crosbie, On The Magicians TV show

“I love that they brought Julia into the series early, as her storyline is by far one of the most compelling in the books. Unfortunately, I think they really messed up the Free Trader Beowulf angle. The FTB crew are all very important to Julia’s life, and I think that the devastatingly brutal final scene would have resonated much more emotionally for viewers if the FTB characters had been more developed. I think that Julia’s conflicts with Marina (and Marina as a character) should have been cut entirely; if they were planning on including Reynard the Fox in season one then her storyline needed to focus on FTB much more heavily. I would have loved to see Julia blowing through the hedge leveling system by episode 3 or 4, before being contacted by FTB, and then beginning her real journey into magic, always with a foreboding edge that would have made Reynard’s reveal at the end that much more terrifying.”

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Critique My Critique: Lev Grossman and being “Subversive”

“Perhaps if one knows Lev Grossman they will understand the clever joke behind it all, but your reader shouldn’t have to know you in order to understand your intent.”

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It has been pointed out that these critiques may suggest that I don’t understand what Lev Grossman was doing with The Magicians—that is, writing a “subversive” adult version of children’s high fantasy, in which the terrible realities of our world aren’t hidden, but rather that the “reality” of having magic and the world being magical, would actually not be so full of wonder and awe as it is in Narnia and Harry Potter.

Trust me, I understand. Grossman goes out of his way to hammer you over the head with how depressing and sad he thinks the world actually is. But let me be clear—simply because he was attempting to be subversive in fantasy, does not mean he succeeded. The main character being depressed and the reality of his dreams always being disappointing is not subversion—it’s a misunderstanding of the genre and it’s boring.

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Tweets of the Week: Night Owl

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