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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 • 83 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.

    “Dreaming of a Goth Icon” ITF Read: The Sandman (1989 comic series) No. 1-10

    “Dreaming of a Goth Icon” ITF Read: The Sandman (1989 comic series) No. 1-10

    In the 1980s Neil Gaiman took a character originally created by Jack Kirby and completely reimagined him, in the process making a goth icon that would propel Gaiman into literary super stardom. In episode 236, Luke & James read through the first ten issues and reflect on what made them so different, geek out about the inventive style, debate author self-inserts, and explore the origins of Death herself.
    Ink to Film
    Become a Patron for hours of exclusive content & more: www.patreon.com/inktofilm Buy The Sandman or any of the other source materials at Ink to Film's bookshop: www.bookshop.org/shop/inktofilm Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (@inktofilm) Home Base: inktofilm.com Intro/outro music: Heaven and Hell by Jeremy Blake Luke Elliott
    Website: www.lukeelliottauthor.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/luminousluke IG: https://www.instagram.com/lpelliott/ James Bailey
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jame_Bail

    • 1 hr 28 min
    “You Have to Earn the Taboo” ITF Read & Watch: The Black Phone (2004 story & 2022 film)

    “You Have to Earn the Taboo” ITF Read & Watch: The Black Phone (2004 story & 2022 film)

    Joe Hill is more than just the son of horror icon Stephen King, and Scott Derrickson’s adaptation of his short story helps showcase what makes him a powerhouse in his own right. In episode 235, Luke & James talk about how authors can approach writing taboos, what they might risk, exploring childhood trauma, Ethan Hawke’s standout performance, catharsis through horror, and using True Crime as an inspiration.

    They end by casting their votes for what version is better: the short story or the movie!
    Ink to Film
    Become a Patron for hours of exclusive content & more: www.patreon.com/inktofilm Buy 20th Century Ghosts or any of the other source novels at Ink to Film's bookshop: www.bookshop.org/shop/inktofilm Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (@inktofilm) Home Base: inktofilm.com Intro/outro music: Haunted by Ross Bugden Luke Elliott
    Website: www.lukeelliottauthor.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/luminousluke IG: https://www.instagram.com/lpelliott/ James Bailey
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jame_Bail

    • 1 hr 24 min
    “The Yeet of Injustice” ITF Watch: Frankenstein (1931 film) ft. Rachael K. Jones

    “The Yeet of Injustice” ITF Watch: Frankenstein (1931 film) ft. Rachael K. Jones

    Author Rachael K. Jones rejoins to discuss James Whale’s incredibly influential adaptation of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN. In episode 234, Luke, James, and Rachael discuss what’s in a name, the physical toll that Boris Karloff endured to play the monster, an innovation in camera motion, a real human skeleton, an adaptation of an adaptation, the Rock band KISS’s surprising connection, Stephen King & George R.R. Martin’s Universal Monster references, and a Tim Burton homage that makes a lot more sense now.
    They finish by casting their votes on which was better between these two giants of genre history, the book or the movie!

    Rachael K. Jones
    Twitter https://twitter.com/RachaelKJones Website https://www.rachaelkjones.com/ Ink to Film
    Become a Patron for hours of exclusive content & more: www.patreon.com/inktofilm Buy Frankenstein or any of the other source novels at Ink to Film's bookshop: www.bookshop.org/shop/inktofilm Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (@inktofilm) Home Base: inktofilm.com Intro/outro music: Demon Echoes by Marc Van der Meulen Luke Elliott
    Website: www.lukeelliottauthor.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/luminousluke IG: https://www.instagram.com/lpelliott/ James Bailey
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jame_Bail

    • 1 hr 35 min
    “Bizarre Horny Writers Retreat” ITF Read: Frankenstein (1818 novel) ft. Rachael K. Jones

    “Bizarre Horny Writers Retreat” ITF Read: Frankenstein (1818 novel) ft. Rachael K. Jones

    Author Rachael K. Jones joins to discuss one of the foundational works for all science fiction and horror, Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN. In episode 233, Luke, James, and Rachael discuss hand washing and cadaver dissection, a psycho-sexually fraught writer’s retreat, wrapping Percy Shelley’s heart in silk, and the unending angst contest between Victor and the Creature.


    Join them all next week when Rachael returns to discuss the iconic Boris Karloff led film adaptation!

    Rachael K. Jones
    Twitter https://twitter.com/RachaelKJones Website https://www.rachaelkjones.com/ Ink to Film
    Become a Patron for hours of exclusive content & more: www.patreon.com/inktofilm Buy Frankenstein or any of the other source novels at Ink to Film's bookshop: www.bookshop.org/shop/inktofilm Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (@inktofilm) Home Base: inktofilm.com Intro/outro music: Demon Echoes by Marc Van der Meulen Luke Elliott
    Website: www.lukeelliottauthor.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/luminousluke James Bailey
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jame_Bail

    • 1 hr 29 min
    From the Vault: The Thing From Another World (1951 film)

    From the Vault: The Thing From Another World (1951 film)

    Before John Carpenter's iconic adaptation of the novella "Who Goes There?'', another director brought the story to life and inspired a generation of filmmakers. But was it directed by Christian Nyby or was it actually Howard Hawks? How does the 50s classic hold up to a modern viewing? This episode was formerly a Patreon-exclusive!
    Become a Patron for hours of exclusive content & more: www.patreon.com/inktofilm Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (@inktofilm) Home Base: inktofilm.com Luke Elliott
    Website: www.lukeelliottauthor.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/luminousluke James Bailey
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jame_Bail

    • 41 min
    From the Vault: Epic Pooh (1978 Essay)

    From the Vault: Epic Pooh (1978 Essay)

    Should we still celebrate THE LORD OF THE RINGS? Michael Moorcock once penned an infamous and scathing takedown of JRR Tolkien’s LOTR series, but is it convincing today? Luke & James react to his argument about the inherent Toryism and “corrupted Romance” of Tolkien’s writing, as well as that of C.S. Lewis and Richard Adams. This episode is an example of the kind of experimental things we put out on Patreon!
     
    Become a Patron for hours of exclusive content & more: www.patreon.com/inktofilm Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (@inktofilm) Home Base: inktofilm.com Luke Elliott
    Website: www.lukeelliottauthor.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/luminousluke James Bailey
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jame_Bail References
    Epic Pooh Essay: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/currentstudents/undergraduate/modules/en361fantastika/bibliography/2.7moorcock_m.1978epic_pooh.pdf

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

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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