Hello my fellow bookworms and adaptation lovers here are the adaptations I’ve enjoyed over the last month or so on the small screen:
The Frankenstein Theory (2013)
Read Film Television
A ‘found footage’ horror film that follows Professor Jonathan Venkenheim and a film crew as they journey to the Arctic Circle in order to prove that Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Frankenstein, was based on fact. This film didn’t have a very good rating on Sky however I thought it was very amusing, creepy, and thankfully not too gruesome.
Game of Thrones (Series 6)
Not Read (yet!) TV Series Television
The lavish 6th series of this epic fantasy drama, based on George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books. Another gripping and twisting adventure full of war, intrigue, family, politics, death, faith, love, lust, lies and dragons! Phew, this was one rollercoaster of a ride and, I think, the best season so far! I plan to catch up on the books in the looong wait for the next series.
Not Read Film Television
Dramatic action film that follows the survival attempts of two expedition groups during the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, which is recalled in the survivor Beck Weathers’ memoir Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest . A visually stunning and heart breaking film with a strong ensemble cast.
Love, Nina (2016)
Not Read TV Series Television
British, comedy drama adapted by Nick Hornby from Nina Stibbe’s book, Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life. This is an epistolary tale of the trials and tribulations of eccentric, bare-footed nanny, Nina when she moves from Leicester to Primrose Hill, London. A wacky and colourful adventure which made me smile.
I also enjoyed a re-watch of The Da Vinci Code (2006) and Angels & Demons (2009), which both star the wonderful Tom Hanks. I haven’t watched either in years and it felt high time to do so as: I recently read The Da Vinci Code, for the first time, and I am looking forward to the release of another of Dan Brown’s Langdon books, Inferno, later this year. Which means I have watched another 6 adaptations.
Have you watched any of these? What have you been watching recently?