349 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.

    Ghost World: Death… or Rebirth? (2001 Film) ft. Jasmine Amiri | Book vs Movie

    Ghost World: Death… or Rebirth? (2001 Film) ft. Jasmine Amiri | Book vs Movie

    Comics editor Jasmine Amiri joins the show to compare Terry Zwigoff’s adaptation to the original comic by Daniel Clowes. In episode 318 Luke, James, and Jasmine discuss the value of supposedly “empty” entertainment vs what’s deemed as “important," find out what studio meddling would have ruined the movie, celebrate Steve Buscemi’s selfless actions during the aftermath of 9/11, and debate the implications of the film’s final scene. They finish off by each casting their vote for which one is ultimately the better version: the graphic novel or the movie?
     
    Full Video version available on YouTube https://bit.ly/3Xdjc1n Support the show on Patreon for bonus content, merch, and the ability to vote on upcoming projects! https://www.patreon.com/inktofilm Get Ghost World or any of the 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   
    Jasmine Amiri
    Twitter https://twitter.com/JasAmiri Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jasmineamiri/ Threads https://www.threads.net/@jasmineamiri Bluesky https://bsky.app/profile/jasmineamiri.bsky.social HARD STYLE JUICE Entire Series Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CZXVZQBC?binding=kindle_edition&ref=dbs_dp_sirpi HARD STYLE JUICE #1 (Issue #1 is free with Prime): https://www.amazon.com/Hard-Style-Juice-Comixology-Originals-ebook/dp/B0CWBYD1FS 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: Solstice by Ross Bugden: https://youtu.be/5yRIt5yS36s?si=J1hS1F_vyH-iZb6c

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Haunted by Our Childhood Selves in “Ghost World” (1997 Graphic Novel) ft. Jasmine Amiri

    Haunted by Our Childhood Selves in “Ghost World” (1997 Graphic Novel) ft. Jasmine Amiri

    Editor Jasmine Amiri (School Library Journal) joins the show to revisit an influential comic by Daniel Clowes from the 90s that spawned the cult classic film. In episode 317 Luke, James, and Jasmine revisit gen X cynicism, try to understand Clowes dislike of the term “graphic novel,” explore how rubylith is used for the color design, and debate the meaning of the in-world title: Ghost World. Join them next week when Jasmine returns to discuss the Terry Zwigoff film starring Scarlett Johansson and Steve Buscemi!
     
    Full Video version available on YouTube https://bit.ly/3Xdjc1n Support the show on Patreon for bonus content, merch, and the ability to vote on upcoming projects! https://www.patreon.com/inktofilm Get Ghost World or any of the 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   
    Jasmine Amiri
    Twitter https://twitter.com/JasAmiri Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jasmineamiri/ Threads https://www.threads.net/@jasmineamiri Bluesky https://bsky.app/profile/jasmineamiri.bsky.social HARD STYLE JUICE Entire Series Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CZXVZQBC?binding=kindle_edition&ref=dbs_dp_sirpi HARD STYLE JUICE #1 (Issue #1 is free with Prime): https://www.amazon.com/Hard-Style-Juice-Comixology-Originals-ebook/dp/B0CWBYD1FS 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: Solstice by Ross Bugden: https://youtu.be/5yRIt5yS36s?si=J1hS1F_vyH-iZb6c

    • 1 hr 7 min
    “Solaris” (1972 film) Book vs Movie | Which One’s Better?

    “Solaris” (1972 film) Book vs Movie | Which One’s Better?

    Andrei Tarkovsky is a legendary filmmaker whose seven feature films changed the medium, but how does his vision stack up to the brilliant novel by Stanislaw Lem that he’s adapting? In episode 316, join Luke Elliott & James Bailey as they explore classical symbolism, experience time through cinema, debate whether great adaptations must be faithful, explore the loss of home, fall in love with a memory, debate what constitutes reality, and finally cast their votes on which one is ultimately the better version: the book or the movie!
    Full Video version available on YouTube https://bit.ly/3Xdjc1n Support the show on Patreon for bonus content, merch, and the ability to vote on upcoming projects! https://www.patreon.com/inktofilm Get Solaris or any of the 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 46 min
    Meaning Is Futile in “Solaris” (1962 Novel by Stanislaw Lem)

    Meaning Is Futile in “Solaris” (1962 Novel by Stanislaw Lem)

    Stanislaw Lem was one of the world’s most widely read science fiction writers, so why don't people talk about him more? In episode 315, Join Luke Elliott and James Bailey as they take their first visit the truly alien world of the novel, see the differences in translations first hand, learn about Lem’s attitude towards American SciFi of the time, consider humanities reason for space exploration, and consider whether it is even possible to find the true meaning of this book, or any work of art for that matter. Join them next when they will watch & review Andrei Tarkovsky’s adaptation of “Solaris” and vote on which is ultimately better: the book or the movie!
     
    Full Video version available on YouTube https://bit.ly/3Xdjc1n Support the show on Patreon for bonus content, merch, and the ability to vote on upcoming projects! https://www.patreon.com/inktofilm Get Solaris or any of the 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  
    References
    In 1942 Stanislaw Lem survived a Nazi firing squad. This is the story of what he did next.  
    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 20 min
    Is “Forrest Gump” Still Apolitical Today? Was It Ever? (1994 Film) | Book vs Movie

    Is “Forrest Gump” Still Apolitical Today? Was It Ever? (1994 Film) | Book vs Movie

    The filmmakers behind the adaptation of Winston Groom’s novel all contend that Forrest Gump is “apolitical,” but watching it today puts that claim into serious question. Besides, was it ever really true? Join Luke Elliott & James Bailey in episode 314 as they discuss Tom Hanks running his way into American hearts with a more wholesome version of the character from the novel, what Jenny represents and how she is treated by the story, what Lt. Dan says about America’s conflicted feelings over the Vietnam War, and how the movie tries to evoke nostalgia without all the baggage of a truly complicated world. They finish off by casting their votes on which one’s better: the book or the movie?
    Full Video version on YouTube! https://bit.ly/3Xdjc1n Support the show on Patreon for bonus content, merch, and the ability to vote on upcoming projects! https://www.patreon.com/inktofilm Get Forrest Gump or any of the 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 References
    Forrest Gump: The Myth of America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Aactzo5myg 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
    “Skies” by Ross Bugden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiVYAXKVh_k

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Forrest Gump’s Nasty Heart (In the 1986 Novel)

    Forrest Gump’s Nasty Heart (In the 1986 Novel)

    Winston Groom’s original character is markedly different from the Tom Hanks version that won over the world. In episode 313, join Luke Elliott & James Bailey as the wonder what drew Robert Zemeckis to this version of Gump, wrestle with an orangutan named “Sue,” break down what makes satire effective, and try to understand the purpose of the off-putting nastiness at the heart of this version of the character.
    Full Video version on YouTube! https://bit.ly/3Xdjc1n Support the show on Patreon for bonus content, merch, and the ability to vote on upcoming projects! https://www.patreon.com/inktofilm Get any of the 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
    “Skies” by Ross Bugden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiVYAXKVh_k

    • 1 hr 5 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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