Guest review: Gerard Elson on Tim Burton’s The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories

Faber/Allen & Unwin (Aus, US, UK) November 2010 (orig. 1997) 9780571270248 Reviewed by Gerard Elson It’s been a big twelve months for Tim Burton. Tim Burton: The Exhibition drew record crowds during seasons at both New York’s MoMA and Melbourne’s ACMI, and his visually brillig (though otherwise rote) Alice in Wonderland became just the sixth film … Continue reading Guest review: Gerard Elson on Tim Burton’s The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories

When they get it right – from book to film

to One of my favourites: to Oh, Virginia! And then something like: to What are your favourite book-to-film adaptations? I love all of the above because the films aren't necessarily 100% true to the plot and characters of the books, but are something wonderful on their own - maintaining something of the 'mood' of the … Continue reading When they get it right – from book to film