The Great Gatsby is out of copyright, and Olivia Garrett anticipates the book’s new life in the public domain.
The First Novel: Japan’s literary legacy
Cat Stone overviews the very first novel, The Tale of Genji, and it’s cultural impact.
Amber Hogan discusses why TV adaptations of books have been so well-received in recent years and why some film adaptations have fallen flat.
Shakespeare on Screen
Freda Worrell explains why Gnomeo and Juliet is the best adaptation of ‘Romeo & Juliet’.
Theatre to Screen
Jim Norman considers the value of moving stories from stage to screen.
To Modernise or Not To Modernise: Why modern adaptations of Shakespeare simultaneously engage some and bore others
I am a sucker for Shakespeare. Whenever I say that to people I tend to be met with looks of disgust or confusion; apparently Shakespeare isn’t an overly ‘cool’ thing to like as an 18 year old. I give the excuse that I’m an English student from Stratford-Upon-Avon so I have no excuse not to […]
The World of Literature Explored Through Film
While book to film adaptations in the world of modern cinema are easy to find, renowned classics and contemporary films centred around the art of literature itself are rarer. Films which explore the world of literature and the authors who create them can be just as valuable to the reader as an adaptation of their […]
These books deserve movie adaptations
Whenever a book achieves a certain level of success, it is near-inevitable that it will shortly see an adaptation to the big screen. Some, such as the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings franchises, have transformed our relationship with cinematic series, whilst the Marvel Cinematic Universe has rewritten the rules of the Blockbuster. Of […]