Lise and special guest Mike Marino examine Miami Blues, the novel that introduces Miami detective Hoke Moseley, written by Charles Willeford and published in 1984, then made into the 1990 film written and directed by George Armitage.
Lise, Kevin, and special guest Kolleen Hoepfner take on Jeffrey Eugenides’s 1993 debut novel The Virgin Suicides, made into a movie written and directed by Sofia Coppola in 2000.
For more about why Lise is so dead-set against Jeffrey Eugenides, here is an article from 2011 anticipating some writerly furor, and here is one from 2012 that recaps that furor.
Lise and Kevin explore the Isaac Asimov classic I, Robot, published in 1950, and the film based on apparently just the title: I, Robot, directed by Alex Proyas and written by Jeff Vintar and Akiva Goldsman.
Lise and Kevin argue vampires versus zombies in the classic I Am Legend, written by Richard Matheson and published in 1954, then made into a long list of films, including the 2007 I Am Legend directed by Francis Lawrence and written by Mark Protosevich and Akiva Goldsman.
Lise and Kevin talk about two very different things: the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep written by Philip K. Dick and published in 1968, and Blade Runner, the 1982 film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Hampton Fancher and David Webb Peoples.
Lise and special guest Mike Marino talk about Stephen King’s story “The Body,” written in 1982 and made into the iconic 1986 film Stand By Me, written by Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon, and directed by Rob Reiner.
Lise and Kevin explore the dark surreality of Jim Thompson’s story “This World, Then the Fireworks,” published posthumously in 1988 in Fireworks: The Lost Writings of Jim Thompson and the film, released in 1997, written by Larry Gross and directed by Michael Oblowitz.
Lise and Kevin gush over the wonder that is “The Girl With All the Gifts,” written by M. R. Carey and published in 2014, written concurrently with the screenplay for the film directed by Colm McCarthy and released in 2016.
Lise and Kevin take on the horror classic “Rosemary’s Baby” written in 1967 by Ira Levin and adapted for the screen in 1968 by Roman Polanski, who wrote and directed. Both Lise and Kevin highly recommend that you NEVER watch the sequel “Whatever Happened to Rosemary’s Baby,” which is horrific for completely different reasons.