Books Into Film, The Point with Mindy Todd

Books Into Film was our theme this morning as Kellie Porter, Jill Erickson, and Mindy Todd talked about which they loved more the book or the film. Below is our list of titles. We pre-recorded this show, and thus could not take calls. But if you have books and films you would like to add to our list, just leave a comment below, and we’ll add them to our list! You can list to the show here


Kellie’s Picks

Emma by Jane Austen (Clueless)
The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl, with illustrations by Donald Chaffin
The Big Short by Michael Lewis
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
The Shining by Stephen King


Jill’s Picks

Literature Into Film: theory and practical approaches by Linda Costanzo Cahir

Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers and illustrated by Mary Shepard. There was a terrific article titled “Becoming Mary Poppins” about the making of the Disney version of Mary Poppins and P.L. Travers written by Caitlin Flanagan in 2005 for The New Yorker. Well worth a read.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and illustrated by Tasha Tudor

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Adaptations: from short story to big screen by Stephanie Harrison, which includes the short story from which the film Bringing Up Baby originated.

Blog regarding the film and story The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, first posted in 2011!  Original story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

“The Birds” by Daphne du Maurier, included in her collection Echoes from the Macabre: selected stories.

My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

For more literary films try taking a look at The Literary Filmography: 6,200 Adaptations of Books, Short Stories and Other Nondramatic Works by Leonard Mustazza.



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