Tag: Adaptation

“Butthole Cut” of Cats Is the Hilarity We Need Right Now

Some of you may have seen the new CATS movie adaptation. For those that have, and to T.S. Eliot who must be rolling in his grave, I offer my deepest condolences. At least the entire experience has offered us an everlasting vault of comedic material. The newest treasure in our little trove comes from Twitter user Jack Waz:

I’m not sure this man knew what he was getting into, but this triggered something deep inside the Internet and thanks to him the hashtag #ReleaseTheButtholeCut is now trending. Here are a couple of the best:

 

Aren’t you so glad there’s a bit of light in these trying times? For god’s sake, give the people what they need and release the buttholes!

 

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ 3 Stops Due to Coronavirus

There have been so many television shows and movies that have stopped production due to the Coronavirus and the latest movie in the Harry Potter franchise, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 3 is the latest one to suspend filming, to stop the spread of COVID-19.

If only there was a spell to make this pandemic go away!

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Filming was supposed to begin this past Monday in the UK. However, Warner Bros. has decided to halt production. At this time there is no information as to when Fantastic Beasts 3 will start filming again.

There is also no news on if the release date will change either. It all has to fit around the actors schedules. The same cast will reprise their roles for the third movie which includes Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Dan Fogler.

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The film is not the first to stall production due to the current pandemic, with everything from Batman to Riverdale halting filming. With Broadway gone dark and Daniel Radcliffe’s London performance cut short, COVID-19 has truly wreaked havoc on the industry this month.

In times like these it is important to remember to stay healthy, enjoy time with your family, while also being thoughtful of anyone else around you who might need help.

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You’ll Be Shook By What Books These Movies Are Based On

There’s a saying that no idea is original, that everything is borrowed or recycled to make something new. That is definitely the case with these movies and shows. Spoiler warning for all mediums listed.

 

  1. You (2018 – )

The captivating Netflix thriller is actually based on both You and Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes. Like all adaptations, there are a few ways that the show moves away from the events of the novel as a way to keep things fresh. A major, but common, shift is the addition of characters that never existed in the original novels. Characters like Beck’s creepy professor,  Joe’s neighbors, and Annika (Joe’s influencer friend) don’t exist in the universe Kepnes created.

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  1. Sex and the City (1998 – 2004)

Based on Sex and the City by Candance Bushnell, the TV series differ’s greatly from the novel. Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda aren’t major characters; Carrie isn’t living a luxurious, financially stable life; and despite the show’s positive messages about female friendship, the novel was about the complete opposite. Bushnell’s Sex in the City had looming themes of isolation and alienation, where Carrie was struggling to make ends meets and competing with her “friends”.

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  1. The Godfather (1972)

The notorious mafia film is based on The Godfather by Mario Puzo. A lot of the plot is similar between the Godfathers, but the biggest difference is in the details. Literally. Puzo’s novel gives readers the nitty-gritty details of many characters’ lives, but sadly, most of this detail was removed when making the 1972 classic. There’s a history to the characters that the movie just doesn’t have.

 

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  1. The Haunting of Hill House (2018 – )

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson is the inspiration for the 2018 Netflix “adaptation”. I put adaptation in quotes because the two works are so different from one another. While Jackson’s original story follows a group residing in a haunted mansion as part of a para-psychological study, The Netflix version follows a modern family who used to live in the haunted mansion. Sure, the plot is heavily reliant on Jackson’s own work, but the show is definitely its own thing.

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  1. Pitch Perfect (2012)

This fun, bubbly film is inspired by Pitch Perfect by Mickey Rapkin, a non-fiction novel. The film takes inspiration from the novel, but there are aspects of the film that just aren’t true. In collaboration with Entertainment Weekly, third-year A Capella group member, Drew O’Shanick, debunked what was real or fake about the movie.

 

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  1. True Blood (2008 – 2014) 

The Southern Vampire Mystery series by Charlaine Harris is the driving inspiration behind this TV series.  According to readers and viewers alike, both works are actually quite similar. The biggest difference noted among is the lack of depth in the show’s vampiric lore. Harris does a great job creating her own take on Vampirism, but the show lacks the details Harris embedded in her novels.

 

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  1. Strange Magic (2015)

After watching George Lucas’ fairy musical, it’s hard to believe that it’s based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. The stories both follow young women who gives up on love to live a life of romantic solitude, but Lucas’ project brings a new message to the table about love. The movie, unlike Beauty and the Beast and Shrek, makes it know that ugly people can be in loving relationships with people who are considered “out of their league”.

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Thanks For The Magic: ‘The Magicians’ Canceled!

The hit SYFY television show The Magicians based on the book series by Lev Grossman hasn’t been renewed for a sixth season. As a huge fan of the show, I’m sad to see it go. The cast made several posts across social media thanking their fellow castmates, showrunners, and fans for the past five years.

 

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This is a heartfelt Thank You to all you kids ( and grown-ups ) out there for your continued love and support over the years. Your dedication to each other and to the world inspired by Lev’s books helped keep us alive for 5 Seasons, and served as a constant reminder that family can be found, chosen, and nurtured in the most surprising and serendipitous ways. Meeting so many of you and hearing your stories has been a highlight of my life. Thank you for your love and attention through this very unusual and beautiful evolution. I’m eternally grateful to our creator @levgrossman, my show Dads @johnthemcnamara and @seragamble, our incredible cast, crew, producers and @audinkle: Thanks for giving me a shot at a character and show I’ll love forever. I’m so proud to be your Eliot. Only Love. —H

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It’s with a heavy heart, that after 5 glorious seasons THE MAGICIANS will not be renewed for a sixth 💔 To say this show changed my life would be an understatement. It has been the most magical gift, and I feel so lucky to have been a part of it. Playing Alice Quinn has been an honor. I love her dearly and I will miss her so 💔🤓🦋🧚🏻🦄 Thank you Lev for writing these books with beautiful worlds that we all got to play in for 5 years. I can’t thank our incredible Showrunners, EP’s, Directors, Writers, Studio/Network, and Crew enough. This cast and crew is my family and it’s going to take me a while to process not getting to spend 16 hours a day with them. Every person involved in this show poured their hearts and souls into every moment and I’m forever grateful for them. But none of this would have been possible without the fans. Our fans are the most passionate giving people out there. Thank you for making this experience so moving and heartfelt. I love you. I’ve been going through my phone all morning trying to figure out the best group of photos to post on here and I got overwhelmed with the literal tens of thousands of amazing memories I have of the last five years. Way too many photos to post so I’ll leave this one photo I took the first week of filming five years ago. Please excuse the flood of behind the scenes photos I’m gonna be posting over the next few weeks while we still have five incredible episodes left of our beloved show ❤️ #themagicians

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It is a bittersweet day… In case you haven’t heard, it looks like season 5 will be the last season of #themagicians 💔 My heart is incredibly sad, while simultaneously feeling incredibly grateful. I can hardly put into words how endlessly grateful I am for these past 5 years of magic. I’m grateful and proud of the stories we told, for the art we created, for the family we cultivated, the friends we’ve made, the lessons learned, the lives we’ve touched, and the difference we made… It took a village of true Magicians to make this dream a reality. There are too many to name here, but to all of our staff, crew, and talent, thank you for contributing your gifts to make this happen! Here are just some of the brilliant beings that made this magic what it is: @seragamble @johnthemcnamara @alonsomyers @reed_dave @silentmikeholymike @ellelipson @jhgard @alex.raiman @alexmritter @joey_mireles @esco_ala_jlo @morethanbunnies @brittanycurran @stellamaeve @oliviataylordudley @halebofosho @rickworthy1 @treveinhorn @arjunguptabk @summerybishil @mageina And a HUGE thank you to YOU! Our fans. Without you, our show would not exist. Thank you for 5 years of love and support. Thank you for 5 years of magic. I am forever changed because of it, and eternally grateful. I love you all ❤️

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SALUD!! All You Magicians, both old and young .. I humbly and sincerely Thank You for Believing in us .. And I thank you for your incomparable support since 2015 .. We worked SO VERY HARD making this wonderful and unique TV series about Magic week to week for 5 years .. I learned so much .. Not only about myself, but a macro-perspective on the people both within and without “The Industry” and the mechanisms of running a successful Television Program .. I have met SO many WONDERFUL fans .. At conventions 😀😀🤓, airports, airplanes, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and even walking through a mad-house of hundreds and hundreds of people in Times Square at midnight .. And they ALL say the same thing: WE LOVE THE MAGICIANS!!! Thank.you Magicians Fam, because WE LOVE YOU 😘😘😘 And we existed because of you .. THANK.YOU XOXO .. And as I write this, in honor of easily one of the BEST Characters ever in my charge, in a career of 33 years (and counting! :)), Dean Henry Fogg .. I salute you Henry .. And I sip a fine, fine Scotch in a very cool, off the grid hotel in honour of you :)) .. Thanks again, and disfruta the rest of Season 5 of The Magicians .. Love You Mucho XoXo @magicianssyfy #TheMagicians #TheMagiciansFam #TADA #FromTheDeansDesk #LetsSeeSomeMagic

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“Act out”- Josh Hoberman Thank you @magicianssyfy for the past 5 years. It was a gift beyond measure.

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The Magicians is ending after five marvelous seasons. Thank you everyone for the incredible adventure #themagicians

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Make sure to catch the remaining episodes of the show on SYFY 10/9c. If you want to binge the entire show, seasons one through four are all on Netflix. So binge away and keep up to date to give The Magicians a hearty goodbye for the last time.

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Pedro Almodovar Adapts Lucia Berlin Short Story

Pedro Almodovar, the Spanish filmmaker who directed Pain and Glory, is now working on a short film adapted from Lucia Berlin’s “A Manual for Cleaning Women.”  Almodovar had previously spoken about Berlin’s work to Vulture and how much he admires the author for it.

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Lucia Berlin tells 43 short stories of situations that occur in everyday life. The collection of her stories involves laundromats, halfway houses of the American Southwest, houses in the Bay Area of the upper class, as well as struggling mothers, hitchhikers, bad Christians and more.

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Almodovar will only be adapting five out of the 43 stories in Berlin’s novel. These five stories will take place in Texas, Oakland, and Mexico. There will also be a mixture of English and Spanish as well.

There does not seem to be a set date for the film to be released as of now, or when production will start. In the meantime, you can enjoy all 43 of Lucia Berlin’s short stories in A Manual for Cleaning Women.

 

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