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Sun, April 18th, 2010
Reading the Screen: The Shocking Tooth About Vampire Movies, Part Two
Posted by: David Pitt

In part one we talked about some of the big- and small-screen adaptations of Dracula. But you vampire fans out there know Bram Stoker’s famous fiend isn’t the only literary bloodsucker. In Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire (1976), a vampire tells his story — two centuries’ worth of love, hatred, life, death, and pulse-pounding excitement […]


Mon, April 12th, 2010
Reading the Screen: The Shocking Tooth About Vampire Movies, Part One
Posted by: David Pitt

So The Twilight Saga: New Moon is out on DVD and Blu-ray. The adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s 2006 novel was panned by a lot of critics for being too slowly paced and too uninvolving, but let’s be fair here: it ain’t easy to turn a vampire novel into a movie. Consider Dracula, for example. Bram Stoker’s […]


Fri, April 9th, 2010
Reading the Screen: All the President’s Anniversaries
Posted by: David Pitt

April 9 marks the 34th anniversary of the release of All the President’s Men, the movie based on Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward’s 1974 book of the same name, and that seems like a good enough reason to hype the book a little. Woodward and Bernstein were, of course, the Washington Post reporters who broke […]


Wed, April 7th, 2010
Reading the Screen: Alien Invasions Can Be Contagious
Posted by: David Pitt

So Steven Soderbergh is making a movie out of one of my favorite recent alien-invasion novels, Scott Sigler’s Contagious (2009). The novel is a B-movie-style horror-thriller, and, with his knack for strong visuals and equally strong characters, Soderbergh sounds like a good choice. The mother of all alien-invasion stories, H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds […]


Fri, March 26th, 2010
Reading the Screen: A Flash(Forward) in the Pan?
Posted by: David Pitt

So FlashForward, the ABC series based on the 1999 Robert J. Sawyer novel, is back, after a hiatus that probably made most of us forget the show ever existed. There’s nothing tragically wrong with the show, but there’s nothing especially right about it, either. I understand why ABC had to make some of the changes […]





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