- Carlisle, England
- September 20
- Poet, playwright, essayist as Mike Smith, and writer of short fiction as Brindley Hallam Dennis.
MY RECENT POSTS
- How Stories Change (5)
May 28, 2012 04:14PM
- How Stories Change (4) The
Lord of the Rings
May 20, 2012 10:06AM
- How Stories Change (3): Miss
May 14, 2012 10:07AM
- How Stories Change (2) - First
May 06, 2012 03:57AM
- How Stories Change - The
April 29, 2012 10:08AM
- MY LINKS
5: Chocolat – Acceptable Villains
Chocolat by Joanne Harris. (Black Swan,2007)
Chocolat directed by Lasse Halstrom (Miramax, 2000)
The story, in brief, recounts the arrival of a chocolateliere in a provincial French town. The sensuous indulgence of the chocolate is contra… Read full post »
4. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings – The Internationalisation of story and the updating of the Hero
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, (Unwin Paperbacks, 1979. [1954-55])
The Lord of the Rings, (Dir.) Peter Jackson. (Newline, 2001,2002,2003)
One difference between P… Read full post »
3: Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day - A Matter of Hindsight.
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day by Winifred Watson. Persephone Classics, 2008.(1st edition Methuen, 1938).
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, Bharat Nalluri (dir.), Focus Features, 2007.
This is essentially a simple story. A… Read full post »
2: First Blood – Changing the Agenda
First Blood, by David Morrell, Pan, 1973 (1st ed.Barrie & Jenkins 1972)
First Blood, Ted Kotcheff (dir) Studio Canal 1982.
We make presumptions about the intentions behind the stories that are told to us. We base these as much upon o… Read full post »
The Shooting Party - a faithful adaptation.
The Shooting Party by Isabel Colegate. (Penguin Classics, 2007 )
The Shooting Party, Alan Bridges (dir.) Geoff Reeves films, 1985, restored 2006 DVD.
A comparison of novels and their adaptations into other media can help clarify o… Read full post »
What a Study of Novel into Film Adaptations can tell us about Story
There is a long established and still growing genre of books about the process of making films out of novels. Adaptation is beginning to be accepted as a legitimate area of academic study. Yet it remains,… Read full post »
A.E.Coppard published around two dozen collections of stories, most of them in the two decades between the World Wars.
The ones I have encountered, about half of the total, all have the subtitle 'Tales' beneath the main title. The Alfred Knopf collection (NY,1951) is called 'The Collected Tal… Read full post »
Here's my first blog for open salon. I think it might read strange for you. English english is a foreign language, for you, if American english for me is anything to go by. I've never been to the USA, but I've had it as a house guest since I was five - and that's… Read full post »