Not all adaptations are made equally. Sometimes they get made and Hollywood, being the land of originality and creativity, decides to try and remake it. This episode we’re talking about a book so nice they adapted it twice. True Grit.Continue reading Script 2 Script 24: True Grit
Stephen King has a long history with adaptations of his work. No small amount of it has been decent to good books being turned into movies that are best described as “free, please take”. Is this a problem with trying to cram a book big enough to beat a rhino into submission into ninety minutes? We attempt to find out by watching Mangler and Cat’s Eye.Continue reading Script 2 Script 23: King and King
Roald Dahl is one of those authors that Hollywood like to try and adapt every few years. At least once the adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate factory faded into the childhood nostalgia of those working. Which might just be how we got The Witches.Continue reading Script 2 Script 22: The Witches
If you were an author that wrote something that seemed inherently silly there are a lot of ways to deal with it. One way might be to rewrite it so that it’s not so silly. Another might be to just live with it and learn to accept it knowing that readers will take cues from your confidence. The worst and most common way is to simply hand a lampshade on it and smirk at the audience.Continue reading Script 2 Script 21: Real Murders
We’ve never run the numbers explicitly but there can’t be quite as many animated movies based on novels compared to any other genre. Which is why we thought it perfect to tackle Who Framed Roger Rabbit.Continue reading Script 2 Script 20: Who Famed Roger Rabbit
Do you, like Buzzfeed’s target audience, remember the nineties? Jnco jeans, ska band music, the discontinuation of Planters Cheezballs? Sometime we also awaken in cold sweats remembering the kids who wore The Crow makeup to school. Something Vanessa actually had in high school. Tim only saw about half a dozen people dress up as The Crow for every halloween until nineteen ninety nine.
If you hadn’t figured it out already, we’re talking about the comic turned movie, The Crow. Now it’s just starting to sound weird. The crow. tHE crOW. the crooow. Does that sound right to anyone else?
The bones of the plot carries over well from the comic to the movie. Bad guys randomly kill a guy and his girlfriend. The guy comes back from the dead one year later to wreak vengeance, his spirit carried back by a crow. Six months later he’s buying and selling land in the city while flipping tenements for profit.
The movie adds some very weird angles like implied incest and black magic. It’s not a bad movie but we doubt that it would have been fondly remembered if it hadn’t lead to the death of Brandon Lee during a stunt accident. We think both are equally worth reading and watching.
Holiday movies suck rancid balls. That may be a controversial statement around here as we’re sure everyone reading gets quite a kick out of watching Lifetime crank out more Christmas movies than could be supported by an advent calendar that starts on Halloween. So what are you to do when people pester you what “holiday” movie you want to watch. The threat of such turds such as Jingle All the Way and The Santa Clause may make you grasp for the safety of irony and latch onto Die Hard. Continue reading Script 2 Script 17: Die Hard
Now for something a little on the lighter reading side. Tim and Vanessa read and watch Ella Enchanted. The story takes place in a somewhat fairytale world where there are centaurs who are basically dumb children along with giants and fairies. An obnoxious fairy bestows what she considers a gift upon the main character, Ella. She has to be obedient to anyone who tells her to do something. This causes her life to become hell when an evil step sister discovers this gift. Continue reading Script 2 Script 16: Ella Enchanted
We’ve done a number of modern books on Script 2 Script but let it not be said we don’t go back. In seeking out a classic, we go all the way back to what may be the first science fiction novel, Frankenstein. Continue reading Script 2 Script 15: Frankenstein
The eighties were definitely a different time. If online videos and articles can be believed, music and hair was bigger. Fashion was full of neon and people could actually make a living selling records and newspapers. An often overlooked phenomenon was the rise of Japanese manufacturing and the sudden fear of a foreign takeover. Continue reading Script 2 Script 14: Rising Sun