Amber Hogan discusses why TV adaptations of books have been so well-received in recent years and why some film adaptations have fallen flat.
his dark materials
His Dark Materials is one of the BBC’s latest dramas, based on the book series of the same name by Philip Pullman. The 8 episode premiere series, based primarily around the first book ‘Northern Lights’ has been showing each Sunday over the last few weeks. Now, I am a fan of the books and when […]
Catherine Lloyd, Copy Editor, delves into why The Golden Compass didn’t fulfil the promise it had upon release.
Chris Weitz is a name you may not have heard of, but it’s more than likely you’ve watched one of the profusion of films he’s helped bring to the silver screen. Most recently a screenwriter for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Disney’s live-action reimagining of Cinderella, Weitz has also served as the director […]
Children’s fiction? Perhaps. Yet in few kids’ books that I’ve read do the protagonists attempt to kill God. Published a year after children began to disapparate into the world of Harry Potter, His Dark Materials offered a complicated, occasionally horrifying alternative to wands and wizardry. There was still magic- even witches- but the multi-worlds of […]