Category Archives: Filmed adaptations

LIST: A mixed bag

Inspired by watching Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon mucking about in Italy (in The Trip to Italy, filmed by Michael Winterbottom), I tried this team’s entertaining adaptation of ‘The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy’, A Cock and Bull Story … Continue reading

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BOOK TO SCREEN: Pride and Prejudice (2005)

2005, directed by Joe Wright For most fans, Pride and Prejudice is their favourite book by Jane Austen (mine is Persuasion); it’s probably the best-known of her novels, and has been well-served with numerous screen (mostly television) adaptations. The BBC version of 1995, with Jennifer … Continue reading

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BOOK TO FILM: Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford

Since I’ve caved in and subscribed to Amazon Prime, I’ve been watching a lot of films and US TV shows this way. One of those included in the subscription was Parade’s End, a dramatisation of three of the novels comprising … Continue reading

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BOOK TO SCREEN: Filming Shakespeare

Firstly, an apology for not posting anything since April: as usual, it’s not as if I haven’t been reading during this lacuna. Secondly, recent re-watchings of Avengers Assemble and Thor: The Dark World made me go in search of other … Continue reading

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BOOK TO SCREEN: White Mischief

1987 film directed by Michael Radford White Mischief tells the story of the still-unsolved murder of Josslyn Hay, 22nd Earl of Erroll, in Kenya in 1941. Erroll was well-known for being in a louche set in Kenya – his impressive … Continue reading

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BOOK TO SCREEN: Elementary

(CBS television series) I blame Clare at the Literary Omnivore for sparking my interest in this show! Her occasional posts about this updated version of Sherlock Holmes – set in New York, and with a woman Watson – made me … Continue reading

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BOOK TO SCREEN: Emma

(originally broadcast 2009, BBC) The first Austen adaptation I remember watching was the BBC’s Mansfield Park in 1983 with Sylvestra Le Touzel (what a fabulous name!), Anna Massey and Nicholas Farrell. I identified hugely with Fanny, though was not at … Continue reading

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BOOK TO SCREEN: The Lord of the Rings

I was off work last Friday with an immovable neck, and since I couldn’t do anything useful, I sat down and watched the extended DVD editions of Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King … Continue reading

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BOOK TO SMALL SCREEN: Miss Marple by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie’s detective novels have been often filmed or televised, with Margaret Rutherford portraying Miss Marple in a number of films, the plots of most of which were entirely unrelated to the books Christie actually wrote. Unfortunately that also seems … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes (film, 2009)

Directed by: Guy Ritchie I really like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short stories and novels about Sherlock Holmes – more famous than his creator – and wasn’t entirely sure I wanted to watch Guy Ritchie’s 2009 film version which takes … Continue reading

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