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Review: My Policeman

My Policeman is a recent book-to-film adaptation, originally written by Bethan Roberts and adapted by theatre director Michael Grandage. The book is a heart-breaking reflection on three people and how their lives are intertwined and pulled apart by the homophobic attitudes of the UK in 1957. The story follows a schoolteacher named Marion who falls […]

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Book vs. Film: Bridgerton

Book vs Film? – An age-old question and one that typically generates hours of debate. It’s not an easy task to pay homage to the characters and story told in a book, and turn it into a film or TV show. Especially since fans are so protective of the books they love and the versions […]

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Heart of Darkness vs Apocalypse Now

Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (1979) is widely considered to be a masterpiece. The cinematography, screenplay and direction come together to create a dark, yet fantastic movie. Coppola’s film of 1979 is a loose adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s book titled Heart of Darkness and is a perfect example of how a filmmaker can transform a […]

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Book vs Film: Misery

The tale of Paul Sheldon crashing his ‘66 Ford Mustang in the mountains of Colorado and getting abducted by an abusive ex-nurse was originally told by Stephen King in 1987’s “Misery.” Written as a love-letter to his obsessive fan base, the novel stretched the limits of suspenseful literature in the completely riveting and fast-paced King […]

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Book vs Film: The Queen’s Gambit

If you’ve seen the mini-series The Queen’s Gambit, released on Netflix in October, then you already know it’s a powerful illustration of addiction, love, and ambition, as well as the only chess-based psychological drama you’ll likely ever consume. Although it would officially go on to become Netflix’s most-streamed limited series, the question remains – how […]

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Book vs Film: Carrie

Almost every one of Stephen King’s books has been put to film, with some standout hits (Misery, The Shawshank Redemption) and some embarrassing failures (The Dark Tower, Maximum Overdrive). But it all started with Carrie – King’s first major published novel and first film adaptation. It’s disappointing to see, then, that Brian De Palma’s Carrie […]