Film Adaptations – Atonement

Following my reviews of Pride & Prejudice and One Day I think I’ve saved the best for last in my short series of film adaptation reviews, this week I’m looking at Atonement. The bestselling novel by Ian McEwan begins in the summer of 1935. The first half of the book follows the lives of three characters … Continue reading

The perfect film night…

Everyone has their own idea of an ideal film night. Elselien van Dieren tells about hers. When I’m with a group of friends I don’t watch many films with my friends, because there is always somebody who can’t shut up. So when I do watch a film with a group of people it has to … Continue reading

Film Adaptations – One Day

In the second of my film adaptation reviews, I’m looking at David Nicholls romantic novel One Day. Find my first review of Pride & Prejudice here. The novel was published in 2009, just two years before the adaptation was released. The book was received well and was awarded Popular Fiction Book of the Year at the Galaxy National Book Awards. One Day was … Continue reading

What’s the deal with video game movies?

From the sofa to the big screen, something is lost along the way. Since the introduction of home entertainment in the 80s the idea of your favourite video game stories and characters being present in film had always been intriguing. This was the case, however until we actually saw these film adaptations a few years later. Case in … Continue reading

Film adaptations – Pride and Prejudice

Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet embrace in a still from the end of the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice

Book adaptations make up a large proportion of the films released each year. Many of these are brilliant stand alone films, some are wonderful adaptations of the novels but some inevitably don’t capture the true magic of those original words on the page. Sitting next to me on my shelf I have three DVDs with … Continue reading