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Ink to Film

Author: Luke Elliott & James Bailey

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Ink to Film is a show for readers and film aficionados alike. We read and discuss a novel in a granular way, then move to the film adaptation and talk about all the ways it relates to the book, and how it stands on its own. Hosts Luke and James have studied writing and film respectively, and bring an insider's insight into the show. Whether merely curious about the source material or an avid fan, Ink to Film should appeal to you!
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The Expanse series by James S. A. Corey is the creation of co-authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, borne from developing a setting for a game, and now is an epic series spanning multiple novels and a massive TV series on Amazon about to premiere its 4th season! In episode 115, Luke & James get their first taste of life on the belt when they go back to where it all began with the first half of LEVIATHAN WAKES. Topics: Author connections to George RR Martin, the Noir-hardboiled-detective meets a SciFi-western ship captain, Tabletop RPG roots, what is permissible in "hard scifi," the Ceres station world-building, the Star Trek feels, a Watchmen reference, and a potential Blade Runner homage.   Join Luke & James next week when they return next week to cover the first five episodes of THE EXPANSE television series! Become a Patron & unlock exclusive content/rewards, including our brand new "Book Club" tier: www.patreon.com/inktofilm    Ink to Film is now on YouTube!    Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter   Follow Ink to Film on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads
Director Mike Flanagan takes on the immense challenge of making a film that is both a sequel to Stephen King’s 1977 classic novel THE SHINING and Stanley Kubrick’s iconic 1980 film of the same name with his movie, DOCTOR SLEEP. In episode 114, Luke & James discuss where the ambitious movie succeeds, and where it might miss the mark.    Spoilers Begin: 36:49 Topics: what makes for a good sequel, the definition of “art house,” the value of callbacks & references, reaction to the recasting of Jack and Wendy Torrance, how this compares to Ready Player One’s Shining references, Jacob Tremblay’s on-set antics, Rebecca Ferguson’s scene-stealing Rose the Hat performance, what may and may not be in Ewan McGregor's wheelhouse, and the unification of the original novel and movie’s climactic moments. Become a Patron & unlock exclusive content/rewards, including our brand new "Book Club" tier: www.patreon.com/inktofilm   Ink to Film is now on YouTube!   Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter   Follow Ink to Film on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads
Stephen King’s sequel to the Shining comes to its thrilling end this week on Ink to Film. In episode 113, Luke & James cover the plot of the second half of the book in advance of the new film’s release. Topics: NaNoWriMo while reading Stephen King, the meaning behind having the True Knot infected with measles, the potential genre differences in the novel, the variations in Jack Torrance’s character in each version, the metaphor of the steam-sucking monsters, and Luke's analysis of the novel through the prism of the author’s personal life. Become a Patron & unlock exclusive content/rewards, including our brand new "Book Club" tier: www.patreon.com/inktofilm  Ink to Film is now on YouTube!  Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter   Follow Ink to Film on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads
Danny Torrance is all grown up in Stephen King’s sequel to the Shining and dealing with some harrowing demons of his own. In episode 112, Luke & James give their overall SPOILER-FREE reactions to the first half of the novel, before diving into the plot so far (chapters 1-9) in detail. SPOILERS BEGIN: 27:45 Topics: Road vampires, potential sequel problems, how new-era Stephen King compares to old SK, the scariest material in the book, dark fantasy vs. horror, Oscar the real world death-harbinger, differences between Dan and Jack Torrance, Abra Stone and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the True Knot similarities to vampires, Rose the Hat’s dark side, a Twilight reference, and some predictions for the second half of the novel.   Become a Patron & unlock exclusive content/rewards, including our brand new "Book Club" tier: www.patreon.com/inktofilm Ink to Film is now on YouTube! Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter  Follow Ink to Film on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads The Shining - How a Red Book Could Explain Everything: https://youtu.be/0CZujrrwZPE
What if the American Dream came true? The iconic graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons explores this question, among others as challenging, but does Zack Snyder’s film handle the subject just as well? In episode 111, Luke & James explore the polarizing adaptation in an attempt to weigh the good against the bad, all while exploring the concept at the heart of the podcast: What makes for a great adaptation? Topics: the way familiarity with the comics changes the viewing experience, the problem of overly faithful adaptations, misinterpretations of the main points of the story, special effects wizardry, a reference to another Ink to Film project, and an explanation of the Bubastis Problem.   Become a Patron & unlock exclusive content/rewards, including our brand new "Book Club" tier: www.patreon.com/inktofilm Ink to Film is now on YouTube! Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter  Follow Ink to Film on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads
In episode 110, SPOONBENDERS author and comic book writer Daryl Gregory joins the podcast to discuss Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s WATCHMEN--a graphic novel that influenced his work and is considered a masterpiece by many critics. Daryl chats with Luke & James about the comic that changed everything, and even shares the surprising inspiration for one of his characters! Topics: Daryl’s experience reading Watchmen during its original run, the power of repeated phrases and symbols, the deconstruction of comic tropes, Neil Gaiman’s story seeds, the SPOONBENDERS pilot on Showtime, Alan Moore’s biography, the work-for-hire nature of comics, the illustrator/writer relationship, the sexual & gender politics, the power of the alternate history, and the legacy of the graphic novel and its modern adaptations.    The episode ends with an exploration of each of the following characters: The Comedian, Rorschach, Silk Spectre, Nite Owl, Dr. Manhattan, and Ozymandias. This episode’s intro/outro: A.O.E. - Crystal Clocks and Music Box (Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution for reuse) Daryl Gregory Twitter: @darylwriterguy Website: https://darylgregory.com Buy Spoonbenders  Become a Patron & unlock exclusive content/rewards, including our brand new "Book Club" tier: www.patreon.com/inktofilm Ink to Film is now on YouTube! Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter  Follow Ink to Film on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads
Alfonso Cuarón’s darker version of the world of Harry Potter was enormously important to the series going forward. He’s a talented filmmaker just starting to come into his own for this movie, but how does it hold up as an adaptation? Are there flaws to be found? Luke & James discuss in episode 109 of Ink to Film. Topics include: clever filmmaking techniques expertly employed by Cuarón, the artistic concept of “one for them and one for me,” the tale of two Dumbledores, the performance of Gary Oldman as Sirius Black, the LOTR-like design of the dementors, what the Boggart would become for Luke & James, what animals the guys would chose for their Animagus, and laying out some potential plot holes (and whether or not they matter).  Become a Patron & unlock exclusive content/rewards, including our brand new "Book Club" tier: www.patreon.com/inktofilm    Ink to Film is now on YouTube!    Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter    Follow Ink to Film on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads Music Credit: Harry Potter: Expecto Patronum (Goblins From Mars Trap Remix)
Fall is here and it’s time to go back to school--Hogwarts to be exact! Grab your Firebolt racing broom and take to the skies for this exploration of J.K. Rowling’s third entry into her iconic young adult fantasy series in episode 108 of Ink to Film. Topics include: the injustice in the Wizarding World, the terror of the dementors, what makes Sirius Black’s story surprising, Snape’s longstanding jealousy, the Patronus explained, Hermoine’s potentially story-breaking Time-Turner, Lupin the loveable Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, and the more-adult themes of the series that begin here. Join them next week for the film starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman, Gary Oldman, and more! Become a Patron & unlock exclusive content/rewards, including our brand new "Book Club" tier: www.patreon.com/inktofilm    Ink to Film is now on YouTube!    Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter    Follow Ink to Film on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads Sign up and get a free audio book: audibletrial.com/inktofilm Music Credit: Harry Potter: Expecto Patronum (Goblins From Mars Trap Remix)
Sci-Fi author Mark Niemann-Ross re-joins the podcast for episode 107 to discuss Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival” starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. Storm Area 51 this week as the guys come face-to-whatever-that-thing-is with the heptapods. Listen to this episode to learn how to win a signed copy of Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life,” the story that the film was based on! Spoilers begin: 34:50 Topics: the appreciation for cinematography that Luke has gained, the strategy behind the design for the aliens and their ships, how this movie differs from Sci-Fi standard fare, being a rebel by loving a thing, the potential Hollywood-ification of the plot, the Kuleshov Effect, the meaning behind calling the aliens “Abbott and Costello,” and whether or not the explosive plot-twist works for the film or detracts from the movie's overall message. This commissioned episode was brought to you by our patrons: Cora S. & Amanda VP. Connect with Mark Niemann-Ross online: www.niemannross.com Become a Patron & unlock exclusive content/rewards, including our brand new "Book Club" Patreon tier: www.patreon.com/inktofilm   Ink to Film is now on YouTube!   Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter    Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Send feedback: inktofilm@gmail.com Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads    Intro music: Ross Bugden
Sci-Fi author Mark Niemann-Ross joins the podcast for episode 106 to discuss Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life.” The conversation surrounding this story gets philosophical, scientific, abstract, and even bizarre at times. The tale is an unusual one that leads the group down some intriguing pathways in their analysis as they wrestle with concepts like the “variational principle” in physics and “Fermat’s Principle of Least Time.” Spoilers begin: 36:29 Questions Include: What makes this time-travel story--if you can call it that--different from the countless others out there? What do we personally believe about Free Will vs. Determinism? Were Ted Chiang’s observations about parenting accurate? How much science is too much, and how much is not enough? What do chickens know about mathematics? This commissioned episode was brought to you by our patrons: Cora S. & Amanda VP. Connect with Mark Niemann-Ross online: www.niemannross.com Become a Patron & unlock exclusive content/rewards: www.patreon.com/inktofilm   Ink to Film is now on YouTube!   Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter    Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Send feedback: inktofilm@gmail.com Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads    Intro music: Ross Bugden
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Benjamin Fisher

Have either of you read Gaiman's take on 'Snow White' called 'Snow, Glass, Apples'?

Sep 20th
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Sarah Gallegos

Wonderful podcast!! I get hooked on their episodes on books/movies that I never even thought of looking into and add them to my TBR list! Very organized and well edited show, I can't recommend it enough!

Mar 15th
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Bijay Gautam

Enjoyed listening to this episode of this podcast. I loved the way hosts went into minute details of the novel and brought back some memories that was not on my mind now. I also enjoyed the conversational style of the hosts. looking forward for more.

Apr 30th
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Bijay Gautam

Enjoyed listening to this episode of this podcast. I loved the way hosts went into minute details of the novel and brought back some memories that was not on my mind now. I also enjoyed the conversational style of the hosts. looking forward for more.

Apr 30th
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