Friday Favourites – TV/Movie Adaptation

I decided to focus only on books that were adapted specifically into television or movie format, that pre-existed before the final form was realised as opposed to the novelization of media which is perhaps another discussion entirely. The tone and dialogue on the screen tends to change fundamentally to the written word which allows a deeper and often more indulgent exploration of the characters motivations and thought process for example. Continue reading Friday Favourites – TV/Movie Adaptation

Let’s Watch…Assassin’s Creed (2016)

“The film satisfies in some areas but suffers from a great, many of the issues of its contemporary neighbour Tomb Raider, perhaps the worst being as with Miss Croft, a stylistic choice to abandon any shed of entertainment or merriment and focus on the dour and dystopian world of both the present and the grim violent world explored by the protagonist. Either way, until the final moments this is a very tonally and visually dark film desperate to be taken seriously by its peers and suffering all the same.” Continue reading Let’s Watch…Assassin’s Creed (2016)

Let’s Watch…Tomb Raider (2018)

“The final movie, taken at its entirety feels like a mixed event, the first half, tonaly a grounded origin story following the progression and growth of the heroine from her humble beginnings to a blossoming and certified action hero having experienced the anguish and suffering similar to her contemporaries. Unfortunately the film then decides to abandon any natural progression and to a degree abandons her” Continue reading Let’s Watch…Tomb Raider (2018)

10 Composers, 10 Great Movie Themes

“A wealth and abundance of riches, choosing a single piece from this composer whose scores are as renowned as the worlds he brings to life in his compositions was daunting prospect. A number of his tracks have had a different impact on me as I have grown up and become aware of the impact he alone has had on the cultural resonance.” Continue reading 10 Composers, 10 Great Movie Themes