The Exorcist

Lise and Kevin take on the horror classic “The Exorcist,” written in 1971 by William Peter Blatty, adapted for the screen in 1973 by the author, and directed by William Friedkin. SPOILER ALERT: At the very end of the movie, Regan reaches into the pocket of her pajamas and finds Pazuzu’s petals.

Links we promised:
Uri Geller (guy who bends spoons)

Exorcist III

The Shining

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:

“Writing ‘The Shining'” – article by Diane Johnson

“The Shining Book vs. Movie” – Reddit thread

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

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:

“The Falling Man,” a September 19, 2016 article from Esquire by Tom Junod. 

United 93, a 2006 film written and directed by Paul Greengrass. 

The Last Samurai, a 2000 novel by Helen DeWitt. 

Falling Man, a 2007 novel by Don DeLillo.

A new podcast from Zoetic Press!

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.

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