Adapting Books to Visual Media – Thoughts

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While in quarantine I have definitely been watching more tv than reading books. But it was while consuming this larger amount of tv shows and films, I came to notice how many of these are converted from books! On top of that, how some of the adaptions are amazing and others fall flat on their face, repulse the audience and cause a backlash amongst fans that can be shocking. With the biggest success lately being Normal People by Sally Rooney which was adapted by Hulu and the BBC into a 12 part series of about 35 minutes an episode from a 266 page book, I thought it was interesting to notice how it became a tv show rather than a film. I know some will say the book could never have been a film due to the time jumps and how the relationship builds, but think for a minute, cast your mind back 10, 15 years ago. I guarantee Normal People would have been film. There was a shift in what the public wanted in terms of content over the 2010’s, so, taking this into consideration, is it wise to turn beloved books into visual media and are they still the potential cash grab they once were?

Watching VS Consuming

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With more and more time being spent in quarantine with no end in sight regarding when shops will open, and amongst other things, for life to return to normal. Due to this I have found myself watching and rewatching numerous shows at an alarming rate! Over 2 days I watched/consumed Westworld, 4 days I watched 1 season of Fear The Walking Dead and consumed another and over 7 days I consumed a re-watch of Community. But what is the difference between watching something and consuming it?

The Human Machine

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As per usual, I have been reading and re-reading a lot over the past few weeks. But this usually isn’t enough for me, I also pick old books I haven’t read for a while but that I put pencil notes into and taking them out to brush up on what I felt was the important when I read it initially. This weeks book that I looked at was The Human Machine by Arnold Bennett. It is 86 pages so I will try and condense the main points below for you, so you can get the benefits of the book without having to read it!

Ways to Occupy Isolation

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So with the Coronavirus causing most of the world (yes, world) to isolate themselves and beginning living as if they are hermits, what can you do to fill up your time? Well this is just the question that many people are now asking themselves, I’m filling my time by backing this list, so if you don’t want to do that, below are some alternatives!; Continue reading “Ways to Occupy Isolation”

2018 & 2019 – Review and Plans!

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2018 was my first full year of running this blog, I started in November 2017 and sporadically posted to begin with, then ideas took hold and I posted more. Then my laptop broke and I struggled to post the type of content which was taking hold of me at home. So, I gave you all daily quotes no matter what state I was in as they helped me! Continue reading “2018 & 2019 – Review and Plans!”

Books!

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My favourite thing to do with my time lately is read. I read on the train to work, the train home and when I get home! I read a range of books, it can be just about anything that I will sit through and read. Over the past 2 weeks, the books I am reading have been more ‘political’ in nature. I have read Obamas Audacity of hope, Pffeifers Yes We (Still) Can and Clintons What Happened. Continue reading “Books!”

Mitch Rapp – Books 1 & 2

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Do you like to read? I love reading! I have been reading for as long as I can remember and it is the best pastime that I have ever come across. I have read hundreds of books over the years, but it was only when there was an announcement for a film named American Assassin that I came across the book series written by the late Vince Flynn. Continue reading “Mitch Rapp – Books 1 & 2”