8 Books About Descending into Madness Before ‘The Joker’ Comes Out

8 Books About Descending into Madness Before ‘The Joker’ Comes Out

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Before Todd Phillips sends in the clown and unveils The Joker on a silver screen this October 4th, let’s look through some of the some of the best books about absolutely losing your mind. This movie is a tough cookie for us. Yes, it’s based partially on The Killing Joke, but what it’s taken from Alan Moore’s iconic graphic novel appears to just be a few bits and pieces (although I’m making a bet right now that the scene when the Joker goes on stage is the beginning to that horrific scene from The Dark Knight Returns), but besides that, …

8 Books About Descending into Madness Before 'The Joker' Comes Out

8 Books About Descending into Madness Before 'The Joker' Comes Out

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Before Todd Phillips sends in the clown and unveils The Joker on a silver screen this October 4th, let’s look through some of the some of the best books about absolutely losing your mind. This movie is a tough cookie for us. Yes, it’s based partially on The Killing Joke, but what it’s taken from Alan Moore’s iconic graphic novel appears to just be a few bits and pieces (although I’m making a bet right now that the scene when the Joker goes on stage is the beginning to that horrific scene from The Dark Knight Returns), but besides that, …

Bret Easton Ellis: Millennials “Don’t Care About Literature”

Bret Easton Ellis: Millennials “Don’t Care About Literature”

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“What is Millennial culture?” probed American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis in an interview with the Sunday Times. There are innumerable answers: destroyers of deadbeat chains like Buffalo Wild Wings and Aeropostle, winners of participation trophies, helpless crybabies who can’t fit houses into their avocado budgets. Fed up is as good an answer as any. It’s admittedly difficult to define any generation in a single sentence, particularly if that sentence is a condescending remark from a man who is “not really bothered” by politics—a facet of society some might consider to be the essence of culture (come on, didn’t all our favorite throwback …

4 Authors-Turned-Screen Writers Who Hated Their Film Adaptations

4 Authors-Turned-Screen Writers Who Hated Their Film Adaptations

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Sometimes famous authors try to adapt their own books to the big screen because if you want it done right, then you got to do it yourself. But film is a collaborative effort, and the shift from a one-person medium to a multi-person medium can be quite the shock, and often the creatives working on these collaborative projects don’t see eye to eye. As a result, despite being involved in the production, there are many instances of authors detesting the adaptation of their work. Here are four top examples:     4. Roald Dahl, WIlly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory   …