WNYC’s The Takeaway via NPR broadcast a playful story exploring the possibility of a book’s film adaptation actually surpassing the text, be it in quality or presentation. A director translating an author’s work more effectively than the writer? Is it possible?
Feel free to leave comments here and cast your own votes. The library staff had their own debate and wound up agreeing (with NPR listeners) that it is, albeit rarely, possible.
Take a listen: What are the Best Movie Versions of Books?
Okay, maybe it’s not entirely possible. But the morning news show at least entertained the idea that some book’s adaptations are better than others. Like, no one should ever attempt a Vonnegut book – or, the Golden Compass was a bit of a train wreck. Feel free to cast votes for great book adaptations or horrible book adaptations – either way.
Talk of the Nation did a presentation on “Why We Write(?)”
Listen to the broadcast with author interviews sharing insights, reflections, advice and secrets of the written word; it’s power and it’s persuasion.