Tag Archives: Film Adaptations

Manola Dargis Doesn’t Do Her Homework

In her review of Prince Caspian in today’s New York Times, Manola Dargis writes: The Pevensie children can withdraw to London between episodes, but moviegoers are unlikely, and also perhaps unwilling, to escape from Narnia and the other increasingly numerous, and therefore increasingly mundane, places like it. A lovely sentiment, were it not for the…


How to Turn a Book Into a Movie

I’m often asked what I look for when I evaluate books for the movie biz. First and foremost, I look for the elements that are important to my employers–things that they are specifically looking for in terms of genre, execution, etcetera. I read for a couple of different places, and each has a slightly different…