Bookbabble Episode 24: Prose to Pictures – Memorable Film Adaptations

Dec 29, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 24: Prose to Pictures – Memorable Film Adaptations

Recorded 4 Dec 2008
Babblers: Bjorn, Gem, Donny

Synopsis:

According to our in-house, part-time and moderately accurate statistician Gem, a third of every movie made in recent times is adapted from a book.  But what makes a good movie adaptation?  Which ones were favourites and which were duds?  (Don’t even mention I Am Legend!)  The babblers also talk about possibly unfilmable books and books that we’d like to see as movies.  Also, can you think of a non-fiction book that got made into a movie?  Whatever it is, it’s probably not the one Gem had in mind.  Oh, and pretty soon the ranting starts on things like remakes and whether they should have been done or not in the first place.

Show Length: 53:46 mins

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Notes: Unfortunately, my usually reliable mic seemed to have gone on a vacation and its evil cantankerous twin decided to spit a steady stream of low static on my end of the recording throughout.  I’ve tried to dampen it as much as I can, but enough of it remains that may hamper the enjoyment for some of you.  Sorry about that.  Also, don’t listen to this with small children – language.

 

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Bookbabble Episode 25: Unconventional Storytelling

Dec 28, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 25: Unconventional Storytelling
Recorded 14 Dec 2008
Babblers: Bjorn, Gem, Donny with guest Renee Wallace aka Irene Wilde

Synopsis:

The babblers list books that tell their story in unconventional ways.  Books that either have interesting structures, telling the story out of sequence, using stories within a story, or just simply seem weird, a lot of books got mentioned here.  Are they a crutch, a means to an end, or an integral part of the whole experience?  Irene Wilde joins us again for this show as we weigh in the piles of books.

 

Books mentioned (some of them, anyway):

 

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Bookbabble Episode 21: Judging a president by the cover. The 2008 US Presidential Candidates’ Reading Lists.

Dec 28, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 21: Judging a president by the cover.  The 2008 US Presidential Candidates’ Reading Lists.

Recorded 9 Oct 2008

Babblers: Bjorn, Gem, Donny

Synopsis:
Listen to three non-Americans talk American politics based on their book picks!  It was tough staying on topic for this one, but the babblers talked about the 2008 US Presidential candidates’ supposed reading lists.  Both Obama and McCain plus their VP picks get picked on (although I know you know who got picked on a little more than the others), while vociferously declaring our unbiased evaluations.  Also, Nobel Prize for Literature, and Bjorn’s wildcard pick for this prestigious recognition.

We’re unbiased.  Really.

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Bookbabble Episode 15: Books and Sex – Between the Sheets, Baby!

Aug 7, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 15: Books and Sex – Between the Sheets, Baby!
Recorded 7 August 2008
Babblers: Gem, Bjorn, Donny

Synopsis:
The babblers talk about what goes on between the sheets – bookwise, that is.  Is sex merely a gimmick?  What books won’t work without the sex, and why?  Also, Nostradamus is wrong again (simply by virtue of posting this episode late, we have irrefutable proof) and the screwing of the Taming of the Shrew.

 

Show Length: 52:21 mins

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Bookbabble Episode 13: Jason vs Dracula!

Jul 16, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 13: Jason vs Dracula!

Recorded 16 July 2008

Babblers: Gem, Bjorn, Donny

Synopsis:
To commemorate Episode 13, the babblers made horror and superstition as a theme for today’s show.  Didn’t eventually talk about superstition, but plenty of horror movie talk, horror-related reads and some recommendations.  Also, terrifying developments on Nicole Ritchie’s new book, Bjorn’s thoughts on the terrifying Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris, and is there such a thing as a soul?

Special Note: Look up the reference to The Big Lebowski yourself!

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