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OV’s Shocktober: Adaptations & Remakes – “Carrie”

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Adaptations & Remakes is an ongoing feature where I take a movie or a book and compare it to its remake and/or adaptation. Each post follows the same basic format:

  • General plot overview/source material
  • Original movie/first adaptation
  • How I would adapt and/or remake it.
  • How they adapted/remade it

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Trailer Tuesday: Don Jon (2013)

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Release Date: September 27, 2013

Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Writer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Stars: Joseph Gordon-LevittScarlett JohanssonJulianne Moore

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Double Feature: Recount (2008) & Game Change (2012)

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I’m not a political person at all. I feel like politics are the world’s most successful reality show, wherein the media distributes ultimately meaningless drama to a mass audience that willfully accepts the bastardization of important issues. Political debates have devolved into competitions where the goal is to discredit your opponent rather than espouse your own ideals and solutions. The nature of political discourse is so off-putting to me that it’s easy to see why I stick to television and movies.

But given the sheer importance of politics in our society, the toxic wasteland of vitriolic rhetoric often yields truly compelling stories. The 2000 presidential election left the entire nation in rapt suspense as we spent weeks unsure of who our next president would be. Likewise, the 2008 presidential campaign was as deeply historic as it was fiercely fought. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 3 – History on the Screen, Cloud Atlas and Breaking Bad

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Here’s episode 2 of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast!

Episode 3 – History on the Screen, Cloud Atlas and Breaking Bad

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“In honor of this week’s July 4th holiday, Tiny and Matt discuss the good, the bad and the inaccurate when it comes to (mostly American) historical movies and television shows. Tiny also champions a potential return to form for the Wachowskis and Matt talks up low budget sci-fi and his rewatch of Breaking Bad.”

Want to skip ahead to our main topic? We discuss History on the Screen 11mins, 43secs into the episode.

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Trailer Tuesday: Carrie (2013)

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Release Date: October 18th, 2013 

Director: Kimberly Peirce

Writers: Roberto Aguirre-SacasaStephen King (novel)

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