Two literary TV shows I’m excited about in 2012

Parade's End Ford Madox Ford has not yet made it from the to-read list to my eyeballs, but from what I've heard, he's magnificent. That's one reason I'm excited about the BBC/HBO co-production of Parade's End, based on Ford's 1920s four-part novel about a complex relationship and the madness of war (and undoubtedly much more). The … Continue reading Two literary TV shows I’m excited about in 2012

Aside: The Picture of Dorian Gray 1945

Watched the 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray (dir. Albert Lewin) last night and experienced a kind of aesthetic angst when Dorian (Hurd Hatfield) first came on screen. I wanted him to take my breath away. 'I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best,' said Oscar Wilde. Well, I had simply imagined Dorian … Continue reading Aside: The Picture of Dorian Gray 1945

Read and Seen: Watchmen

The second simultaneous book and film review by LiteraryMinded’s Angela Meyer and Celluloid Tongue’s Gerard Elson. Watchmen, Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons (1986, DC Comics, 9781401222666 - Aus, US) Angela says... Reading a graphic novel is an experience already half-way between literature and film. The opening 'frames' of Watchmen are like a series of shots from moving … Continue reading Read and Seen: Watchmen

Read and Seen: Revolutionary Road

The first in a series of simultaneous book and film reviews by LiteraryMinded's Angela Meyer and Celluloid Tongue's Gerard Elson. Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates (orig. 1961, several editions: Aus, US) Angela says... Revolutionary Road opens with a moody series of observances and a sense of foreboding - 1955, Western Connecticut, settled yet restless characters, cars too … Continue reading Read and Seen: Revolutionary Road