Unprintable: The LitReactor Podcast Episode 2 - Adaptations
Every month, Unprintable will take an irreverent look at books, the publishing industry, reading, writing, and more; featuring the know-it-all geekery of LitReactor columnist Cath Murphy, Senior Editor Rob W. Hart, and Managing Editor Joshua Chaplinsky.
Episode 2 - Adaptations
Episode 2 is brought to you through the wreckage of Hurricane Sandy and the even bigger wreckage of Mitt Romney's hopes and dreams. We kick off with Rob's news about the havoc caused to small businesses by Sandy, then Josh talks about a women's refuge which is going to wipe their ass with copies of Fifty Shades of Grey to protest domestic violence, and Cath discusses a literary spat over who invented the Tobermory Cat. (The cat itself didn't get a say in this.)
Our reads this show are all epic: Josh is blown away by Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe, Cath gushes about Downriver by Iain Sinclair, and Rob explains his addiction to the Parker novels written by Donald Westlake, AKA Richard Stark.
But the meat of the show, as always, is served at the end. We talk about book to film adaptations. Every year big name titles are turned into movies and 2012 is no exception, with The Hunger Games, We Need To Talk About Kevin and Cloud Atlas all released, and The Hobbit and Life of Pi heading towards the big screen as we speak. What works? What doesn't work? Do adaptations make money or are they prestige projects? And which books would the Unprintables like to see made into films?
- Abuse Charity Using Fifty Shades of Grey as Toilet Paper
- 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Criticized For Inaccurate Portrayal Of BDSM
- Cat At Centre of Bitter Children's Book Scrap
- Primer: Gene Wolfe - The Subtle Master
- Jason Statham Stars As Donald Westlake's Parker In New Film Called... 'Parker'
- The Top 10 Book to Film Adaptations That Were Actually Good
- Behold! The Unfilmable: The Literary Adaptations of David Cronenberg
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Cath Murphy writes for a bunch of literary and film websites (where “bunch” isn’t quite as many as it sounds), offering unwanted opinions on anything that appears in her crosshairs. She is a cohost of Unprintable: The Official Podcast of LitReactor.com, and along with the fabulous Eve Harvey she also podcasts very rude stuff on Sluttylemon.
Rob W. Hart is the website and social media administrator for MysteriousPress.com. His short stories have appeared in Dogmatika and Shotgun Honey, and he is the author of The Last Safe Place: A Zombie Novella. He lives in New York City. You can find him on the interwebz at www.robwhart.com.
Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor of LitReactor. He also writes for Twitch and has written for ChuckPalahniuk.net. He might still be a guitarist in the band SpeedSpeedSpeed and is the poison pen behind thejamminjabber, although he's not so sure he should admit it.
Special Thanks to Gordon Highland for the intro and musical cues. Visit him at gordonhighland.com.
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