my favorite adaptation

seeing Beauty and the Beast in hyper-realistic CGI has forced me to re-evaluate the entire concept of the movie. Like the whole “talking furniture” thing was adorable & COOL in animated-form, but in reality it’s like a fuckin horror movie. You’re trapped in a place where cups have EYES and literally anything could’ve been an ex-person. That spoon you just licked clean? A person. That chair you’ve been sitting on? Practically someone’s LAP. That toilet in your bathroom? Oh-ho-hooo bOY DO I HAVE SOME NEWS FOR YOU.  

You need to stop carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.

One of my favorite moments in this adaptation is this exchange:

Belle: Why do you care about him so much?

Mrs. Potts: We’ve looked after him all his life.

Belle: He’s cursed you somehow. Why? You did nothing.

Mrs. Potts: You’re quite right there, dear. You see, when the master lost his mother, and his cruel father took that sweet, innocent lad and twisted him up to be just like him, we did nothing.

It always bothered me that the staff was cursed when they did nothing to deserve it, but in this version they were punished for a reason. They let him become the way he was when they could have stopped it. I thought this was a beautiful addition to the story.

What I appreciate of Great Comet is the actual disclaimer it has in its prologue letting me know how aware they are that the source material is complicated but they don’t have time for my lazy ass to catch up right now so they’re giving me the short version and literally telling me to look it up. Imagine if all musicals coming from classics and/or extensive source material did that. “It’s a complicated long French novel, there’s a chapter on sewers alone” or “there’s an opera going on up there somewhere and Erik lives down here”. Amazing. 

while pride and prejudice (2005) was absolutely amazing and one of my favorite adaptions of the book,,,,there was one scene from the novel that i really wish would have been put into the movie because it was absolutely spectacular and its the scene where mr bennet gets a letter from mr nosy af collins about the rumor that darcy had proposed to elizabeth,,,,,so mr bennet brings elizabeth into his office and shows her the letter and is literally cracking himself up saying “lizzie can you BELIEVE people actually think that darcy of all people would propose to you??? they actually believe that the man you completely despise would have romantic feelings for you??” and meanwhile elizabeth is going along with it and laughing with him like “oh yeah papa thats ridiculous!!” but inside her head she’s just like fuck fuck fuck fuck and tbh that would have been the absolute peak of comedy right there

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Murtagh FitzGibbons Fraser.


The evolution of Claire and Murtagh’s relationship on the show has been one of my favorite adaptation choices the show’s ever made. Their relationship gradually and organically deepened in affection to the point of the man was winking at her in the way of greeting (my fave wee lighthearted moment they share!), transcending beyond just his love and duty for Jamie, but to a love for each other’s own sake. He was as much her Godfather as he was Jamie’s.

I really hope whenever/if ever they do eventually reunite, it’s done the justice it deserves, that they deserve.

selfidentifyingnerd  asked:

Hi there! First off, I just want to say how much I adore your blog, it's freakin' phenomenal! Secondly, I believe you've said before that you're not a fan of the 1983 BBC miniseries of Jane Eyre (the version that happens to be my absolute favorite). And while I totally respect your opinion, I was just wanting to know why that is, as you are one of the ultimate authorities on classic literature.

Ultimate Authority… That’s a pretty big title… Can you get verified on Tumblr? Whatever, I’ll just verify myself.

First, I would like to address the fact that I have a degree in film, and a lot of my issues with movies stem from production value. Second, I do understand this is a 1983 TV movie/series, but that fact doesn’t forgive all sins.

Third, I thought a lot about how I wanted to present my opinions on this version, and I decided that gif reactions just weren’t going to cut it. I had to pull out the big guns. So, may I present to you, a full visualization of my inner monologue while watching Jane Eyre 1983. Enjoy :)

foxtamer113  asked:

Okay, I have to add to the Dark and Will adapting thru the years idea. It's the 1960's. Imagine Will bursting in the shared apartment he has with Dark holding something blocky in his hands. "Dark, dark! Look at what I found at the store today!" "What is it Will?" "It's a mini cassette player! Now we can listen to songs while walking!" "How does it work?" "Just press this triangle button and it just plays! And look! These wires are called earphones! They're not really phones They play the music!"

Just! Dark and Will adapting (or not) to all the technology changes X3 I bet they stuck to using a typewriter until Google joined and upgraded their techs XD Afterall, the Author didn’t complain about the typewriters, so why should they upgrade? It works perfectly fine!

Sorry if I’m annoying you with my ideas. I just had to share them with someone and got overexcited. ^^;

aaaaa yes this is so cute!! tbh i like to imagine wil still uses a typewriter and hates modern technology, he actually recruits bing to take care of the social media for his show and ‘appeal to the younger fans’ which you’d think would be a bad idea, but it actually works out pretty well lmao

and no don’t worry you’re not annoying me at all! i honestly just got out of the shower so sorry if it took me a while to respond. i love hearing your ideas :D

Two of my favorite Del Toro monsters, adapted for D&D 5e. I first wrote ‘Handsight’ as ‘Sight of Hand’ on the Pale Man’s statblock, but my puns are notoriously awful. As you can tell.

And yes, Sammael doesn’t split in this statblock, so that he’s actually possible to kill. If anyone is interested in Sammael stats without a weakened tongue attack and with splitting abilities, just let me know.

Winter Anime Final Impressions

I was supposed to do this like two weeks ago but with Gundam ending so late and me getting swept up with many things, I didn’t have the time, but here’s a quick rundown of the best and worst of the Winter season. I’m gong from best to worst and also since I watched very few shows this season, I ‘m not gonna break them down in best/meh/worst

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen

A masterpiece to the very end, as heartbreaking as it was full of joy and love. There was this weird insinuation at the end that didn’t sit well with me at all and I’m not sure why they felt the need to do it, but I can overlook it because the rest of the picture is so wonderful and special and heart-wrenching. When Konatsu asked Yakumo to make her his apprentice, I actually cried. What a beautiful show. Don’t let the obscure antique Japanese art keep you from experiencing one of the best anime of this decade.

Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto-hen

I was a bit worried about this one because lately, when an “old” show gets a sequel many years after it last aired, said sequel turns out underwhelming and poorly done. See D.Grayman HALLOW (which also adapted my favorite arc from that manga) and Berserk (production values aside, the decline of this is due to Miura’s gross storytelling, so I guess it was inevitable). But I was more than surprised and ecstatic to see this rendition of the Kyoto arc did justice on the source material, with excellent production values, a good pace and wonderful emotional and action scenes alike. AoEx is one of the finest examples of the battle shonen genre and that translated wonderfully to this new iteration of the anime. I can only hope we’ll see Izumo’s and Shura’s arc eventually too.

ACCA-13-ku Kansatsuka

I was a Little on the fence on this one at the start, but once they laid down all the cards and tied all the loose threads, it became absolutely amazing. I’m sorry I ever doubted you Natsume Ono, your ability to craft smart and fascinating adult stories shall never be questioned again. Definitely worth checking out if you want to try something different to your usual anime genres. Helps that the visuals are really interesting and that Mauve is such a bae. I still feel Jean was the weakest link with his absolute nonchalance, but even that somehow worked at the end. Definitely worth going through the somewhat slow initial episodes.

Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation

NGL i’m not a fan of Kaburagi, he’s so much like Naruko I don’t feel he adds anything to the team. But this is now officially the Teshima show and that compensates for the snooze that is Kaburagi because Teshima has become so fabulous and cool I’m just excited every week to see what he’ll do next. Also the First-year race was a true highlight and I’m very disappointed Sugimoto didn’t make the cut, they did a fantastic job in making him likable, so it was sad to see him lose. Hopefully he’ll get to assist Imaizumi when they’re 3rd years.

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Little Witch Academia

This show’s a lot of fun, with really sweet animation and it also sports the Best Girl of the season, Sucy Manbavaaran, although I gotta say there were a bit too many fillerish episodes and it was frustrating to see them take so long to get the plot going. I’m not hating on the show, it is in fact extremely entertaining, but it’s a little lacking on the plot department. Hopefully we’ll get more of that on the second cour.

Classicaloid

I’ve never been happier of not quitting a show as I am about Classicaloid. By episode 3 I was on the verge of giving up because it wasn’t what I had expected, but I kept going and I ended falling so hard in love with this show I’m ecstatic it’s getting a second season. Once I embraced the absurdity, it became the best comedy of the season, and I honestly would watch Schubert’s fishy misadventures for 52 weeks a year. It’s an acquired taste for sure and not easy to recommend, but if you’re willing to let go of all reason, you’re sure to have a good time.

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All Out!!

I have a lot of love for this show and its characters (and Sekizan’s ridiculous hair), but I’m afraid the pacing they chose basically doomed them because with the abysmal sales, it seems unlikely we’ll ever see a second season and therefore we’ll never get to see if Jinko does get to Hanazono. It’s a perfectly competent sports series, that does a really good job of developing its huge cast, definitely much better than the likes of Prince of Stride or DAYS, but its inconclusive ending is quite frustrating. I really do hope we get to see more of these boys, but Madhouse’s never been all that good with the whole getting-sequels-done so…

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Kuzu no Honkai

In spite of its low ranking, this is actually a really good show and a unique take on teenage female sexuality that you wouldn’t normally see in this mostly sexist medium. Hanabi made for a truly interesting protagonist and I liked seeing her explore herself and her relationships. I was however quite disappointed by how little focus we actually had for Hanabi and Mugi’s relationship. I felt there was more telling than showing in that regard, especially in the latter half of the show. The ending was pretty good and mature in spite of everything, and as always, I’m just really fond of all the vaginal imagery in the ED animation. Could’ve done without Moca though.

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Gundam: Tekketsu Orphans

At the end of the Fall season, I expressed my concern about pointless, meaningless deaths. Clearly the Gundam writers thought I wasn’t concerned enough because the amount of characters that died pointless deaths went on to, I think, the double digits. I wouldn’t have minded the carnage if there had been some sort of payoff to the sacrifices. For example, if Shino hadn’t stupidly and conveniently missed his one shot because the show couldn’t afford to kill Rustal yet. I always felt Orga, Mika and Akihiro had a ton of death flags looming over their heads, but I certainly didn’t expect all three of them to get to the chopping block. Orga’s death was particularly random and pointless, but then again, what they did with Orga in general was very confusing. That he agreed to McGillis’s sketchy propositions to become “king of Mars” never made a whole lot of sense to me and that’s the result we got. I’ll also never get over how creepy and weird the whole Atra giving Mika a baby thing was. In short, I have very mixed feelings about it.

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Hand Shakers

I could write thousands of words for everything that was wrong with this series but I think it wouldn’t make justice to the absolute experience that is watching this amazing trainwreck. Go watch it to see a masterclass of how not to anime. Honestly I had such a good time hating this show, it was so horrible in every possible way. Good job GoHands, even animate, who sponsored this show, won’t give it any publicity.

Super Lovers

I’m not sure of how this production team managed to put out 20 episodes of nothing actually happen. Like you just have to give kudos to the writers for managing to simply not do anything over the course of 6~ hours of content. No drama, no decent comedy, no character development, not even relationship development in a BL romance. It’s kind of amazing how pointless the whole thing is. The dog’s still cute and the relationship is still creepy and gross and that’s about all there is to say about this.

Although most of the shows I watched turned out great, it did feel like a weaker season because there wasn’t that much that was interesting (my Wednesdays were literally empty). Or maybe everything looks lackluster in this post-Yuri on Ice world D: But there was Rakugo and rakugo is good and I’m glad we live in an age in which such a niche, quiet and adult artistic show could be made and tell a complete story.

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german literary classics (insp.)

I will never hurt her. I will never hurt anybody intentionally, especially not you… anymore than I already have. And in return I ask: never take your eyes off me. Never trust me, and that is the best friend that you can be. You can like me, I would love that, but… and in fact, I hope that I can earn your like. I just never want to earn your trust.

opens mouth to yell, does not stop

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“We live in the shadow of crime with the unspoken understanding that we are victims.. of fear, of violence, of social impotence. A man has risen to show us that the power is, and always has been, in our hands. We are under siege. He’s showing us that we can resist.”
― Frank Miller, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

i only *just* watched the justice league trailer for the first time and bruce is talking about impending threats and his judgment seems to be well regarded by the team he actively founded and he has that low key arrogant self-deprecating rich guy humor going on and in bvs he runs to save a little girl and he HUGS HER and he has angsty moments staring at his family’s ancient crest and there are Actual Knight References and he expresses explicit concern over wayne enterprises and the welfare of individual employees and “hey nat why aren’t you that into the dceu batman” pure simple and unadulterated ENVY my friend, dceu’s bruce wayne is great in every single way the mcu failed to adapt my favorite 616 tony stark stuff lmao i still can’t deal with this

15 Day Books Challenge - Day 7

Day 7: Favorite movie adaptation of a book

THIS THIS THIS THIS. Both are beautiful and well-done stories in their own ways. The book really makes you feel for Charlie; you get to know him so very well that you can’t help but want to be his friend and make everyone else around him understand him the way you do. And his parents & sister and his relationship with them is my absolute favorite aspect of the book… and while the actors chosen for their roles in the movie did a FANTASTIC job of playing them, I felt like that aspect of the book was pushed aside for other things in the movie.

However! THIS GODDAMN MOVIE IS INCREDIBLE. Not just by itself as a work of film, but as an adaptation specifically. It captured the essence and heart of the book. Probably due to the fact that the book’s author Stephen Chbosky directed & wrote the movie. Logan Lerman nails it. He is a cupcake. It is a heartwarming, funny, but also surprisingly raw and difficult movie.

Like I said though, it stuck to its source material. Some things were changed for the movie (like the importance of his individual relationship with his family), but it didn’t make the movie bad in any way, it just shifted the focus. By the end of it though you are still left with the same feeling and message as you are in the book.

Charlie’s relationship with his 2 closest friends is something that was much more fulfilling for me to watch rather than to read. I just couldn’t help but love them even more because they were real people in front of me.

Other than what i’ve said above, I don’t quite know how else to pinpoint why I think this movie is my favorite book-to-movie adaptation. If you haven’t seen it, please go watch it. I recommend it over the book tbh. <3

What is one book-to-movie adaptation you absolutely love??