Thursday, April 2, 2009

Go, Look!

My favorite cult movie site, Twitch, ran a piece yesterday titled, Adapt That! Five Grossly Unfaithful Book to Film Adaptations...That worked! In it, they make a compelling case for the way that movies like Blade Runner, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, and O Brother Where Art Thou scrapped the minutia (and sometimes the plot) of their source novels in favor of looser, more abstract translations. Depending on your tastes, it's either gonna be food for thought or stay up late and debate bait.
Well, what are you waiting for? Go, look!