[Stephanie Harrison] ã Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films [military-romance PDF] Read Online ✓ 4.
5 stars Amazing book Great analysis Interesting to ponder over what worked better the film or the story and how they differ Jerry and Molly and Sam by Raymond Carver Short Cuts, 1993 excellent but preferred film Blow Up by Julio Cortazar Blow Up, 1966 Your Arkansas Traveler by Budd Schulberg A Face in the Crowd, 1957 loved it It Had to be Murder by Cornell Woolrich Rear Window, 1954 Excellent The Sentinel by Arthur C Clarke 2001 A Space Odyssey, 1968 Didn t like it Didn t like the movie either Super Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss A.
I Artificial Intelligence, 2001 Absolutely brilliant The Minority Report by Philip K Dick The Minority Report, 2002 Interesting Spurs by Tod Robbins Freaks, 1932 The Fly by George Langelaan The Fly, 1958 and 1986 Herbert West Reanimator Six Shots by Midnight by H.
P L This book was a chance find at the Hollywood Regional Library and, what a find A rare gem of a compilation with almost 100% originally compelling works that are only made interesting through analysis alongside their adaptations The sections were thoughtfully and helpfully divided I avoided the Horror section at bedtime and each section was introduced by a well written, analytical but approachable essay regarding aspects of the stories.
My favorite part of this collection was definitely It Had to be Murder later retitled Rear Window I studied Hitchcock in college and I read a great deal about the director s infamous way with adaptations it was fascinating to see the inspiration for such a brilliant movie Definitely a great read, and a wonderfully appropriate first read in my new home in Hollywood.
Finally, a short story collection that I finished I enjoyed the mix of well known and little known writers and movies, and stories that mostly had a film worthy plot.
I was amazed by how the short story provides so much for a movie, without constricting it like a novel would All of the 35 stories were interesting, if not great This collection contains stories that were later revised into novels ie Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa as well as famous short stories themselves ie The Killers The preface to each section gave just the right amount of behind the scenes information on the adaptation itself, as well as how the film came out I now want to see all these movies well, some of them anyways Jerry and Molly and Sam by Raymond Carver Short Cuts,1993 Blow Up by Julio Cortazar Blow Up, 1966 Your Arkansas Traveler by Budd Schulberg A Face in the Crowd, 1957 It Had to be Murder by Cornell Woolrich Rear Window, 1954 The Sentinel by Arthur C Clarke 2001 A Space Odyssey, 1968 Super Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldi Wasn t voluntary
This book was required reading for a college course I m happy to say that I loved it Reading some of the short stories that inspired some of my favorite movies was great Awesome collection and one college assignment I enjoyed completing.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book While it has taken me several months to finish this book, that is not due to the lack of enjoyment, but due to having to read this book for two different classes that were separated from one another by a few months The short stories contained in this book surprised me because most of these movies were ones I knew of from watching them or I know of based on their popularity Included in this book were two of my favorite stories, which were Minority Report and Memento I never once knew, before reading these stories for class, that these movies first existed by way of short stories I recommend this book for any person interested or a part of the writing industry, film buffs, a Interesting book I skipped about 3 or 4 of the stories as I just didn t have any interest in them I did read the behind the scenes on those part of why I decided not to read them I haven t seen most of the movies, but there are several that I want to check out now.