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A podcast about books and their film adaptations. It's a safe place for those who really did like the movie better than the book.

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A podcast about books and their film adaptations. It's a safe place for those who really did like the movie better than the book.

    30. A Decade Later: The King's Speech v. The Social Network

    30. A Decade Later: The King's Speech v. The Social Network

    In this episode, a longstanding disagreement gets resolved.

    Mr. Erik and Mr. Charles stand at opposite ends of the 83rd Academy Awards Best Picture debate. On one side is The Social Network, backed by Mr. Erik, while on the other side is film that ultimately took home the ultimate prize, The King's Speech, backed by Mr. Charles.

    The two discuss the significant impact each film has had on their lives, their worthiness the Best Picture recognition, why each film was so good, and, finally, ask the important question: Do these awards really even matter?

    Give it a listen! If you have time, please rate and review! We want to find more listeners like you!

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    29. The Devil All The Time

    29. The Devil All The Time

    In this episode the guys discuss the 2011 novel, "The Devil All the Time", which was adapted into a film of the same name for Netflix in September 2020.

    The novel, written by Donald Ray Pollock, was written for the screen by Antonio and Paulo Campos, directed by Antonio Campos, and stars Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Jason Clarke, Sebastian Stan, Riley Keough, Bill Skarsgard, Haley Bennett, and Mia Wasikowska.

    The conversation in this episode ranges from the changes made in the film including the addition and subtraction of certain character plots, the gruesome nature of the story, and the potential that the movie unfortunately didn't live up to. Listen to the episode for yourself and let us know which you enjoyed more, the book or the movie.

    Give it a listen! If you have time, please rate and review! We want to find more listeners like you!

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    28. The Social Network

    28. The Social Network

    In this episode the guys discuss the 2009 novel, "The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal", which was adapted the following year into the highly-celebrated film, "The Social Network".

    The novel, written by Ben Mezrich, was adapted for the big screen by The King Of Speeches Aaron Sorkin, and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Justin Timberlake, and Rooney Mara.

    The conversation ranges from the changes made in the film, including narrative restructuring, Zuckerberg's motivations for creating Facebook, and whether or not Erik likes chairs with armrests. Listen to the episode for yourself and let us know which you enjoyed more, the book or the movie.

    Give it a listen! If you have time, please rate and review! We want to find more listeners like you!

    Twitter: @littolens
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    Blog: www.littolensblog.wordpress.com
    Email: littolens@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    27. Bird Box

    27. Bird Box

    In this episode the guys discuss the Netflix adaptation of the 2014 novel "Bird Box".

    Written by Josh Malerman, the novel was adapted for the small screen in 2018, and stars Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, Trevante Rhodes, and Sarah Paulson.

    The conversation ranges from the problems writing and adapting a dual-narrative structure, confusing aspects in the film adaptation, and other goodies from the film. Listen to the episode for yourself and decide whether or not you'd like to be stuck in a box with a bunch of birds. That's what happens in this film, right? We don't really know.

    Give it a listen! If you have time, please rate and review! We want to find more listeners like you!

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    26. To All The Boys I've Loved Before

    26. To All The Boys I've Loved Before

    In this episode the guys discuss the novel "To All The Boys I've Loved Before".

    The 2014 novel by Jenny Han spent 40 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list for Young Adult Fiction, before it was adapted by Netflix in 2018 into a film directed by Susan Johnson and starring Lana Candor and Noah Centineo.

    Our conversation ranges from the unique circumstances that thrust the narrative forward, the change in Peter Kavinsky's likability, and common romance tropes which ring loudly throughout. Hopefully listening to this episode will prevent you from having secret letters sent out to your former crushes.

    Give it a listen! If you have time, please rate and review! We want to find more listeners like you!

    Twitter: @littolens
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    Blog: www.littolensblog.wordpress.com
    Email: littolens@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 14 min
    25. Burning

    25. Burning

    In this episode, the guys discuss the Haruki Murakami short story "Barn Burning", and its 2018 film adaptation, "Burning", directed by Lee Chang-dong. The conversation ranges from the ambiguous nature of Murakami brought to screen, social class divides, and whether or not Ben (played by Steven Yeun) is a serial killer. Hopefully listening to this episode will prevent you from burning down barns or greenhouses. No promises though.

    Give it a listen! If you have time, please rate and review! We want to find more listeners like you!

    Twitter: @littolens
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    Email: littolens@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 25 min

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