When The Beginning Isn’t A Very Good Place To Start

When The Beginning Isn't A Very Good Place To Start

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According to the musical the Sound of Music

Let’s start at the very beginning/a very good place to start

However when adapting/remaking/re-imagining a famous property it often isn’t.  Last week I sat down to watch Emerald City, the Game of Thrones style TV remake of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It is everything you’d expect from such a description (minus the pointless female nudity) yet the opening episode was often boring as the usual plot points came and went. Spoilers from here on out so click below to read more.

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Adaptation Round #2: Jekyll & Hyde


As promised in my Another What Have I Been Up To Post, here is the post I promised about the adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson‘s novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. This post will compare the original novel and the graphic novel adaptation by Alan Grant and Cam Kennedy.

This article, of course, will feature spoilers for The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. You have been warned!

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Adaptation Round #1: Book vs Comic

This post contains Spoilers for the Neil Gaiman stories The Price and The Daughter of Owls

A running theme across many of my blog posts has been adaptation. Mostly this has looked at book to film and the success so I thought today I would look at a slightly different form of adaptation.

In 1999 author Neil Gaiman published his short story collection Smoke and Mirrors. Five years later in 2004 he released Creatures of the Night, a comic book adaptation of two of the stories from Smoke and Mirrors: The Price and The Daughter of the Owls. Which version do I prefer the stories in, see below the break for your answer!

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