342 episodes

Are you the sort of person who likes to read the book before you see the movie? So are Luke and James—a writer and filmmaker respectively who bring their backgrounds studying stories to the table for in-depth discussions of the adaptations of the past and present. If you love delving into the craft behind the art you love, then Ink to Film is for you.

Ink to Film Luke Elliott & James Bailey

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    • 4.9 • 88 Ratings

Are you the sort of person who likes to read the book before you see the movie? So are Luke and James—a writer and filmmaker respectively who bring their backgrounds studying stories to the table for in-depth discussions of the adaptations of the past and present. If you love delving into the craft behind the art you love, then Ink to Film is for you.

    Illusion Is Shared Delusion in “The Prestige” (1995 Novel)

    Illusion Is Shared Delusion in “The Prestige” (1995 Novel)

    Before Christopher Nolan’s film blew audiences minds with its shocking reveals, Christopher Priest’s book had already been dazzling readers for over a decade. In episode 311, join Luke Elliott & James Bailey as they explore the differences, enter the Pact of Acquiescent Magic, try to heal a generational rivalry, sabotage a séance, hear whispers from a shadow twin, and pay the ultimate sacrifice—all for applause. Join them again next week when they discuss the film starring Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine, David Bowie, and Hugh Jackman!
    Ink to Film
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    Luke Elliott 
    Website: www.lukeelliottauthor.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/luminousluke
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/lpelliott/
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    James Bailey
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jame_Bail
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/jamebail/
    Credits
    Music: Marc v/d Meulen “The Hunt” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLBu1pSrzSQ&t=0s

    • 1 hr 2 min
    From the Vault: The Hobbit (1977 film)

    From the Vault: The Hobbit (1977 film)

    In this former Patreon-exclusive, Luke & James see Middle Earth in a time before Peter Jackson’s films, fall in love with a cat-like Smaug, get creeped out by a frog-like Gollum, reckon with a sterner version of Gandalf, discuss the evolution of animation outside of Disney in the states, and dream about owning a piece of LOTR history.
    Vote on Quarterly Polls! https://www.patreon.com/inktofilm Get any of the source novels at the Ink to Film Bookshop https://bookshop.org/shop/inktofilm Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Bluesky (@inktofilm) Home Base inktofilm.com Luke Elliott 
    Website: www.lukeelliottauthor.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/luminousluke IG: https://www.instagram.com/lpelliott/ Threads: https://www.threads.net/@lpelliott Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/luminousluke.bsky.social James Bailey
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jame_Bail IG: https://www.instagram.com/jamebail/

    • 48 min
    A Wild Trip Through “Alice in Wonderland” (1951 film) | Book vs Movie

    A Wild Trip Through “Alice in Wonderland” (1951 film) | Book vs Movie

    This just might be Walt Disney’s strangest adaptation, but that’s appropriate considering the source material with Lewis Carroll’s ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. In episode 310, join Luke Elliott & James Bailey as they take a tumble down a rabbit hole into Wonderland, eat some body altering mushrooms, get psychedelic with 70s counterculture & Jefferson Airplane, party with the Mad Hatter & March Hare at an un-birthday Party, and finish things off by voting on which version was ultimately better: the books or the movie!


    References
    “The Beguiling Legacy of ‘Alice in Wonderland’” https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-beguiling-legacy-of-alice-in-wonderland “We’re All Mad Here” https://medium.com/the-curiouser-reader/were-all-mad-here-84944debdb53 “Is Alice in Wonderland really about drugs?” https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-19254839 Documentary: “The Controversial Genius Behind Alice In Wonderland” https://youtu.be/H7mrIJCjTdc?si=6HPns7FyfLNhZ13K Ink to Film
    Full video episode on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPmCOicM-LU_l-QAiH3WWkw?sub_confirmation=1 Support the show on Patreon for bonus content, merch, and the ability to vote on upcoming projects! https://www.patreon.com/inktofilm Get Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or any of the other source novels at the Ink to Film Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/shop/inktofilm Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Bluesky (@inktofilm) Home Base: inktofilm.com Luke Elliott 
    Website: www.lukeelliottauthor.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/luminousluke IG: https://www.instagram.com/lpelliott/ Threads: https://www.threads.net/@lpelliott Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/luminousluke.bsky.social James Bailey
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jame_Bail IG: https://www.instagram.com/jamebail/ Credits
    Music: “Alice in the Dark Wonderland” by Lexin Music https://youtu.be/cpie0Pxeq6o?si=t21FAC84K6O1fTOc

    • 1 hr
    A Rabbit Hole of Controversy in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (1865 novel)

    A Rabbit Hole of Controversy in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (1865 novel)

    Lewis Carroll gave the world perhaps the most iconic children’s books of all time with ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, but his legacy has become shrouded by controversy by modern scholars. In episode 309, join Luke & James as they follow the White Rabbit into a magical world, play logic and word games, appreciate puns, and get into some of the evidence surrounding the hotly-debated nature of the author’s relationship to Alice Liddell & her sisters. Join them next week when they compare the books to the Disney adaptation!
    References

    Documentary: “The Controversial Genius Behind Alice In Wonderland” https://youtu.be/H7mrIJCjTdc?si=6HPns7FyfLNhZ13K Ink to Film
    Full video episode on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPmCOicM-LU_l-QAiH3WWkw?sub_confirmation=1 Support the show on Patreon for bonus content, merch, and the ability to vote on upcoming projects! https://www.patreon.com/inktofilm Get Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or any of the other source novels at the Ink to Film Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/shop/inktofilm Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Bluesky (@inktofilm) Home Base: inktofilm.com Luke Elliott 
    Website: www.lukeelliottauthor.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/luminousluke IG: https://www.instagram.com/lpelliott/ Threads: https://www.threads.net/@lpelliott Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/luminousluke.bsky.social James Bailey
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jame_Bail IG: https://www.instagram.com/jamebail/ Credits
    Music: “Alice in the Dark Wonderland” by Lexin Music https://youtu.be/cpie0Pxeq6o?si=t21FAC84K6O1fTOc

    • 55 min
    Seeing Beyond the Singularity in “3 Body Problem” (2008 novel & 2024 Show) eps. 5-8

    Seeing Beyond the Singularity in “3 Body Problem” (2008 novel & 2024 Show) eps. 5-8

    It's time to finish Liu Cixin’s novel THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM & the Netflix adaptation, then discuss the biggest questions it poses. In episode 308, join Luke Elliott & James Bailey as they play a game of “Would You Do It?”, unfold a sophon, react to Chekov’s nanofiber, cryogenically freeze a brain, sail on bursts of radiation, and debate the ethics of the Wallfacers. They finish by casting their votes on which was better: the book or the show!

    Episodes discussed
    5 Judgment Day
    6 The Stars Our Destination
    7 Only Advance
    8 Wallfacer
     
    Ink to Film
    Full video episode on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPmCOicM-LU_l-QAiH3WWkw?sub_confirmation=1 Support on Patreon for bonus content, merch, and the ability to vote on upcoming projects! https://www.patreon.com/inktofilm Get The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu or any of the other source novels at the Ink to Film Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/shop/inktofilm Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Bluesky (@inktofilm) Home Base: inktofilm.com Luke Elliott 
    Website: www.lukeelliottauthor.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/luminousluke IG: https://www.instagram.com/lpelliott/ Threads: https://www.threads.net/@lpelliott Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/luminousluke.bsky.social James Bailey
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jame_Bail IG: https://www.instagram.com/jamebail/ Credits
    Song: Last Dawn by Ross Bugden: https://youtu.be/wWjgsepyE8I?si=G9HL2QdcBKG76Q7j

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Who Speaks for Humanity? “3 Body Problem” (2024 TV Series) eps. 1-4

    Who Speaks for Humanity? “3 Body Problem” (2024 TV Series) eps. 1-4

    The first four episodes of Dan Weiss and David Benioff’s Netflix adaptation of Liu Cixin’s novel THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM show some promise, but they’ve burned us in the past so it’s hard to get too excited. In episode 307, join Luke Elliott & James Bailey as they propose humanity’s envoy for a first contact scenario, discuss the choice to change Wang Maio into the Oxford Five, learn about a real-life poisoning connected to the show, discuss the Fermi Paradox and the “Dark Forest” hypothesis, and wonder if Ye Wenjie is a true religious zealot.

    Episodes discussed
    1 Countdown
    2 Red Coast
    3 Destroyer of Worlds
    4 Our Lord

    Join them next week as they finish both the book & show and vote on which one is the better version!
    Ink to Film
    Full video on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPmCOicM-LU_l-QAiH3WWkw?sub_confirmation=1 Support on Patreon for bonus content, merch, and the ability to vote on upcoming projects! https://www.patreon.com/inktofilm Get The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu or any of the other source novels at the Ink to Film Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/shop/inktofilm Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Bluesky (@inktofilm) Home Base: inktofilm.com Luke Elliott 
    Website: www.lukeelliottauthor.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/luminousluke IG: https://www.instagram.com/lpelliott/ Threads: https://www.threads.net/@lpelliott Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/luminousluke.bsky.social James Bailey
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jame_Bail IG: https://www.instagram.com/jamebail/ Credits
    Song: Last Dawn by Ross Bugden: https://youtu.be/wWjgsepyE8I?si=G9HL2QdcBKG76Q7j

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

khay0 ,

Always look forward to new episodes!

Years ago(2019ish) I was searching for LOTR content to listen to and found Ink to Film - this review is way overdue! Can always count on great overviews and insights from V for Vendetta to Pride & Prejudice and everything in between. Always look forward to seeing a new episode in my feed. Thank you guys!

Soboyon ,

Great hosts and cool podcast!

I’ve been listening to Ink to Film podcast since 2019 and it keeps getting better. Most of the source material really interests me, and either I get a whole new take on something I’ve already read or watched, or I’m introduced to something that I might have completely overlooked. I love the deep dives, honest critiques, and funny stories. It’s sort of like chatting about books and movies with good friends, just way more in depth!

LRM1091 ,

Insightful podcast for book and movie fans!

Such a great, interesting and fun podcast! I love that they give the perspective of someone who is a writer and the other who works in film. Such great insight and you can tell they are passionate about what they do! Highly recommend!

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