Television Thursdays- Revenge

Background Novel: Revenge is a modern day adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo by French author Alexandre Dumas. Premise: Emily Thorne, whose real name is Amanda Clarke, moves back to The Hamptons to avenge the death of her father David by destroying the people who caused the family’s downfall. Emily’s father was arrested and convicted for terrorism before … Continue reading

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Eat Pray Love

Background Memoir: Eat, Pray, Love by American author Elizabeth Gilbert. Premise: A recently divorced woman rediscovers who she is by exploring the meaning of life in Italy, India, and Bali. Adaptation Status: The film Eat Pray Love was released to American audiences 13 August 2010. America’s sweetheart Julia Roberts stars along with Javier Bardem as her Brazilian man candy. Billy … Continue reading

Never Let Me Go

Background Novel: Never Let Me Go by Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro Premise: A group of friends discover the dystopian truth that awaits them beyond the walls of their boarding school. Adaptation Status: The film Never Let Me Go premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. It stars current British It-girl Carey Mulligan alongside Keira Knightley and … Continue reading

Sunday Samples- October 23

I hope you’re all having a lazy and relaxing Sunday. To get you started for the upcoming week, I have rounded up the latest in adaptation news. Read on and enjoy. – Everyone’s favorite mobile game Angry Birds is becoming a feature film. Rovio, the mobile company who produces Angry Birds, is teaming up with Marvel … Continue reading