Tag: Books to Film

Book Vs. Show: Pachinko (2022)

Book Vs. Show: Pachinko (2022)

Posted May 11, 2022 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

I don’t think I’ve ever had such luck before as I had with Pachinko. Four days after finishing the book, Apple TV’s new K-Drama dropped, and I didn’t know it was coming until I posted my review. Before watching it, I knew the show format with hour-long episodes was perfect for this. I also think it’s important to nod to Parasite, Squid Game, and others like it… because five years ago, US entertainment companies were not making K-Dramas. We still have a long, long way to go to embracing world culture, but the infusion of K-Pop and K-Dramas is a […]

Book Vs. Movie: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Book Vs. Movie: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Posted March 9, 2022 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments

It’s been a while since I talked about Alice in Wonderland on this blog. I still find it one of the most interesting classic properties, overflowing with curiosity and possibility. The animated 1951 film is not the first time Disney brought Alice in Wonderland to the screen, nor would it be the last. Many other companies have produced Alice in Wonderland films and TV shows and even a miniseries. I picked this film in particular because it is well-known, has an interesting story, and actually… it failed. There’s an excellent article on Tor.com about the shortcomings of Disney’s animated Alice […]

Book Vs. Movie: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

Book Vs. Movie: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

Posted February 9, 2022 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

Many adaptations of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea have been made over the years, though Disney’s 1954 adaptation is, I dare say, the most well-known. The film came at a time when Hollywood was in love with dashing bad boy heroes in thrilling adventure stories. It’s the era of live action pirate films and Tarzan adaptations. Adventure films in cinemas sought to disappear in the deep, dark unknown. For this era, Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousands Leagues Under the Sea was the perfect choice for an adaptation. Like many modern book-to-film adaptations, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea has changed a […]

Book vs. Movie: Mismatched (When Dimple Met Rishi)

Book vs. Movie: Mismatched (When Dimple Met Rishi)

Posted January 19, 2022 in Bookish Things // 4 Comments

Did you know there’s a Netflix adaptation of When Dimple Met Rishi? Most adaptations that are not widely circulated in the United States don’t gain a lot of chatter and traction in the bookish community (to my experience). Mismatched aired on Netflix India in late 2020 and was approved for a second season in March 2021. It’s a light teen drama, reminiscent but not the same as the books. In episode one, we experience the parallel to the very beginning of the book – the “When Dimple Met Rishi” moment and yes, the iced coffee incident is definitely still there. […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017) – “The Bad Beginning” (SPOILERS!)

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017) – “The Bad Beginning” (SPOILERS!)

Posted December 1, 2021 in Bookish Things // 8 Comments

It’s exceedingly rare that a book gets a second chance in Hollywood. I am still waiting for Eragon to get remade and goodness knows that would be an awesome show. I am praying to the gods of streaming television that someone gets on top of that. Every once in a while, though, we get lucky. Every once in a while, someone looks back at a movie that was poorly translated and says, “You know what? We can do better.” They sell it to some fancy television executive who finances a pilot and if all goes well… BOOM. Redemption. A Series […]