Lise and Kevin gush in a weird, fan-girly sort of way about A Scanner Darkly, written by Philip K. Dick in 1977 and made into an amazingly faithful animated movie in July 2006 by Richard Linklater.
Lise and Kevin take on the classic Jack Nicholson vehicle The Shining, published in 1977 by Stephen King and made into the 1980 film by Stanley Kubrick, written by Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson.
Here are the links Kevin mentioned during the show:
Lise, Kevin, and special guest Paul Jessup talk about Annihilation, written by Jeff VanderMeer and published in 2014 and adapted for the screen by Alex Garland in 2018.
Lise and Kevin take on the iconic One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a 1962 novel by Ken Kesey, made into a film in 1975 written by Bo Goldman and Lawrence Hauben and directed by Miloš Forman.
Lise and Kevin take on Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, written by Jonathan Safran Foer and published in April 2005. Made into a movie directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Eric Roth, released December 2011.
Here are those other works Kevin mentioned at the end for those of you who like the subject of this film and might be looking for more stuff like it:
Lise and Kevin tackle the Philip K. Dick story “Minority Report,” originally published in January 1956 in Fantastic Universe, then made into the 2002 movie directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Scott Frank and Jon Cohen.
Have you ever watched a movie and wondered if the book was better? Me either. I just automatically assume that the book is ALWAYS better than the movie and kind of think that the rise of movies signals the end of civilization.
Okay, maybe that’s a little harsh. And the truth is, the book isn’t always better. It’s possible to make great movies out of less-great books. And I’m excited to start talking about some of my favorite books and movies and what happens when you go from one form to the other. I’m keeping an open mind, but I have to be honest. I liked the book better.