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Ink to Film is a show for readers and film aficionados alike. We read and discuss a novel in a granular way, then move to the film adaptation and talk about all the ways it relates to the book, and how it stands on its own. Hosts Luke and James have studied writing and film respectively, and bring an insider's insight into the show. Whether merely curious about the source material or an avid fan, Ink to Film should appeal to you!

Ink to Film is a show for readers and film aficionados alike. We read and discuss a novel in a granular way, then move to the film adaptation and talk about all the ways it relates to the book, and how it stands on its own. Hosts Luke and James have studied writing and film respectively, and bring an insider's insight into the show. Whether merely curious about the source material or an avid fan, Ink to Film should appeal to you!
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Ink to Film is a show for readers and film aficionados alike. We read and discuss a novel in a granular way, then move to the film adaptation and talk about all the ways it relates to the book, and how it stands on its own. Hosts Luke and James have studied writing and film respectively, and bring an insider's insight into the show. Whether merely curious about the source material or an avid fan, Ink to Film should appeal to you!

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ITF Watch: It Chapter Two (2019 film)

9/12/2019
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The Losers Club made a promise to go back when Pennywise returned, and so did Luke & James. Well, the time has come for their final visit to Derry, Maine. Episode 105 delves into the second Stephen King film by Andy Muschietti comparing both to the classic novel and the original miniseries. Spoilers begin: 36:29 Topics include: The IT supercut fans want, surprising cameos and Easter eggs, CGI magic, Bill Hader’s improvisation, Pennywise haunting Bill Skarsgård’s dreams, changes to...

Duration:01:51:49

ITF Watch: It (1990 miniseries)

9/4/2019
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Return to Derry for the project that started it all this week with Tommy Lee Wallace’ 1990 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s It. With “It Chapter 2” on the horizon, Luke & James round-out their exposure to the material by watching and weighing in on the Tim Curry performance as Pennywise that people still rave about today. But does this bit of nostalgia hold up? Find out in episode 104. Topics include: Why IT chooses a clown for its form, the bizarre hurricane connection, the most...

Duration:00:59:09

ITF Read & Watch: Snow White (1812 story & 1937 film)

8/29/2019
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Snow White is the ultimate throwback project, so Luke & James went all the way back to the source to read "Little Snow-White" collected by the Brother’s Grimm, then compare it to the animated Disney-classic that launched an empire! From the violent details of the old fairy-tale to the behind the scenes brilliance of Walt Disney’s revolutionary animation, episode 103 of Ink to Film is loaded with history. Questions include: What do fairy tales say about the times where they are written? Was...

Duration:01:06:50

ITF Read & Watch: Enemy Mine (1979 novella & 1985 film)

8/22/2019
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Watch out for meteor showers! This week on episode 102, Luke & James are tackling Barry B. Longyear’s Enemy Mine and Wolfgang Petersen’s adaptation at the same time. From the story’s still-relevant allegories to the mainline of 80s Sci-Fi nostalgia, this cult-classic starring Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett Jr. gives them plenty to discuss. Questions include: Was the film ahead of its time? When did PG-13 become an official rating? What does the various designs of aliens in Sci-Fi films...

Duration:01:07:39

ITF Read & Watch: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1981 book & 2019 film)

8/15/2019
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Grab a flashlight and pull the covers over your head--it’s time for some scary stories! Luke & James read all three of Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell’s classic collections for episode 101, including Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones. They also watched the documentary from 2019, as well as the Guillermo Del Toro and André Øvredal film. Movie Talk Begins: 39:01 Movie Spoilers Begin:...

Duration:01:21:38

Ep-100 The Greatest Adaptation of All Time

8/8/2019
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Luke Elliott and James Bailey set out to answer the question once and for all: What is the greatest adaptation of all time? But first, they set the stage with discussions over upcoming adaptations they and the Ink-to-Film community are excited about, and even make some picks for books deserving adaptations of their own. Listeners and friends of the podcast alike chime in for this celebratory episode, including authors Fonda Lee, Wendy N. Wagner, J.L. Gribble, and Mike Arnzen, as well as...

Duration:01:18:37

Ep-99 Memento (2000 film & 2001 short story)

8/1/2019
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Jonathan Nolan’s short story “Memento Mori” formed the basis for his brother Christopher Nolan’s MEMENTO--a film that came out prior the story it was adapted from! Learn how that came to pass and more in this discussion of some of the early work of the iconic Nolan Brothers. The film stars Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Joe Pantoliano. Topics include: the neo-noir influence on the film, structure meets story, how memory informs identity, deliberately confusing an audience, what’s the...

Duration:01:11:33

Ep-98 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964 film)

7/25/2019
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How does Stanley Kubrick’s Cold War satire hold up for a modern audience? Join Luke & James as they discuss all the behind the scenes stories, social themes, dark comedy, and brilliant acting of this legendary film adapted from the novel “Red Alert” by Peter George. Note: This episode is a Jukebox Hero commission funded by the generosity of Steven E. through Ink to Film’s Patreon. Visit Patreon.com/inktofilm to learn all about our SPECIAL OFFER lasting until August 11th and how to earn a...

Duration:01:11:46

Ep-97 Red Alert (1958 novel)

7/18/2019
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Did you know that “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” was based on a novel by a former member of the British Royal Air Force? Before Stanley Kubrick’s classic film, Peter George (a. k. a. Peter Bryant) wrote a deadly serious thriller about escalating tensions brought to a boil when one man goes rogue in an attempt to start World War III. Originally published as Two Hours to Doom, the story of this novel and its relationship to Dr. Strangelove is worth a...

Duration:01:04:25

Ep-96 Children of Men (2006 film)

7/11/2019
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Alfonso Cuarón’s apocalyptic masterpiece CHILDREN OF MEN is a modern classic starring Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, and Michael Caine. His adaptation of P. D. James’ novel of the same name differs significantly but stands on its own as breathtaking art and perhaps even rises above. Topics: The horrors of U.S. detention centers, the effect of the long take “oners”, the special rig necessary to get an iconic scene, the use of classic works of art hidden in...

Duration:01:34:41

Ep-95 The Children of Men (1992 novel) part two

6/27/2019
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Theo joins the dissident group called the "Five Fishes" and is on the run from the law with the fate of the world in the balance in the second half of THE CHILDREN OF MEN by P. D. James (a. k. a. Phyllis Dorothy James). Topics: Their reaction to all of the Christian symbols and references, an appearance by the famous dramatic principle of Chekov’s Gun, an absurd dance, “eugenics are bad”, the juxtaposition of the human with the divine, a reading from scripture and a stab at the meaning of...

Duration:00:57:50

Ep-94 The Children of Men (1992 novel) part one

6/20/2019
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P. D. James (a. k. a. Phyllis Dorothy James) wrote her classic dystopian tale of a world dying a slow death in the 90s that led to an iconic film adaptation more than a decade later. In THE CHILDREN OF MEN, the reader follows Dr. Theodore “Theo” Faron as he navigates the new political and theological questions of a world without a future. Luke & James explore the questions raised by the first half of the novel. Spoilers begin: 34:15 Topics: the book’s style and prose, authoritarianism...

Duration:01:05:42

Ep-93 Good Omens (2019 TV series) episodes 4-6

6/13/2019
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The four horsemen ride to start the Apocalypse and to meet the Antichrist (Adam Young) in the last 3 episodes of Neil Gaiman’s feel-good TV series about the end of the world. Join Luke & James as they discuss the second half of the show, before putting a bow on their coverage. Topics include: overall takeaways from the project, Michael Sheen & David Tennant's potential to pull off each other’s roles, the CGI used, Luke shares a “duh moment,” Anathema & Newt’s hook-up, the are they/aren’t...

Duration:01:09:38

Ep-92 Good Omens (2019 TV series) episodes 1-3

6/6/2019
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Neil Gaiman serves as writer & showrunner for the adaptation of his own work in Amazon Prime’s GOOD OMENS TV miniseries! Luke & James have seen half the show and discuss what it’s like watching a show so lovingly made to honor the late Terry Pratchett. Topics include: the Terry Gilliam movie we almost got instead, Michael Sheen & David Tennant's charisma, the story behind Jon Hamm as the angel Gabriel, ideas from the unmade Good Omens sequel, the nature of Crowley & Aziraphale’s...

Duration:01:13:23

Ep-91 Good Omens (1990 novel) part two

5/30/2019
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The End is now! Join Luke & James as they finish out the 2nd half of Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett’s GOOD OMENS in preparation for the brand-new Amazon Prime Video series premiering soon. If you would like a refresher on the classic novel before the series begins, this episode has got you covered! Topics include: Alternate names for the Other Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Crowley’s secret weapon, Aziraphale’s trip to America, a particular line that Luke swears was written by Gaiman, the...

Duration:01:18:21

Ep-90 Good Omens (1990 novel) part one

5/23/2019
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Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett, much like Crowley & Aziraphale, joined forces once upon a time to write an absolute landmark fantasy novel. That book has finally found a home on Amazon Prime Video for its upcoming adaptation with show-runner Neil Gaiman himself at the head. This week, Luke & James team up to cover the first half of the novel and speculate on what it must’ve been like for these legendary authors to write something like this together. Spoilers Begin: 21:52 Topics include:...

Duration:01:12:06

Ep-89 Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1961 short story & TV episodes)

5/16/2019
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THE TWILIGHT ZONE is an iconic piece of television history, and this Richard Matheson short story provided the basis for one of its most legendary moments. Several versions of this tale have been put to screen, but we focus our discussion on the 1963 episode from the original run starring William Shatner and the 2019 Jordan-Peele-helmed reboot episode starring Adam Scott. Spoilers for 2019 episode begin: 33:42 Topics include: Good Omens Giveaway announcement, Stephen King’s respect for...

Duration:00:58:06

Ep-88 The Two Towers (2002 film)

5/9/2019
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The Battle of Helm’s Deep set the standard for medieval warfare put to screen, but there’s a lot else in The Two Towers that’s worth revisiting. Peter Jackson’s masterwork continues with part two of The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, the difficult-to-do middle movie in the epic trilogy. Luke & James discuss all the ways it succeeds and its occasional missteps along the way. Topics: Andy Serkis’ legendary portrayal of Gollum, the saggy middle, the absence of the battle with Shelob...

Duration:01:41:00

Ep-87 The Two Towers (1954 novel) part three

5/2/2019
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Sam, Frodo, and Gollum head into Mordor to traverse the high path and battle the fearsome spider Shelob this week as Luke & James finish out The Two Towers, part two of The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. Topics: The unique relationship between Frodo & Sam, the trustworthiness of Faramir, Oliphaunts vs elephants, a potential influence for Patrick Rothfuss, the “Shadow of Mordor” video game, the purpose of chapter titles, the heart of Sméagol, fantasy races as allegories for real...

Duration:01:16:44

Ep-86 The Two Towers (1954 novel) part two

4/25/2019
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The battle of Isengard and Helm’s Deep both rage this week while Frodo and Sam pickup an unexpected companion on their trip to Mordor. This episode covers the second 3of The Two Towers, part two of The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. Topics: Trees vs caves, not weed but also not not-weed, consulting scripture for our allegories, the power of a wizard’s voice, Gollum the Great, the Dark Souls marshes, and the one-man play of Sméagol vs Gollum. Chapters Covered Book III CH 7:...

Duration:00:58:34