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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 four horsemen ride to start the Apocalypse and to meet the Antichrist (Adam Young) in the last 3 episodes of Neil Gaiman’s feel-good TV series about the end of the world. Join Luke & James as they discuss the second half of the show, before putting a bow on their coverage. Topics include: overall takeaways from the project, Michael Sheen & David Tennant's potential to pull off each other’s roles, the CGI used, Luke shares a “duh moment,” Anathema & Newt’s hook-up, the are they/aren’t they relationship of Aziraphale & Crowley, a demon’s taste in whisky, and finally a discussion on the potential for a season 2 possibly based off of Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett’s unfinished manuscript. Ink to Film is now on YouTube: Search “Ink to Film Podcast” to find our channel. Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter     Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Feedback: inktofilm@gmail.com Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads Intro Music: Heaven and Hell
Neil Gaiman serves as writer & showrunner for the adaptation of his own work in Amazon Prime’s GOOD OMENS TV miniseries! Luke & James have seen half the show and discuss what it’s like watching a show so lovingly made to honor the late Terry Pratchett. Topics include: the Terry Gilliam movie we almost got instead, Michael Sheen & David Tennant's charisma, the story behind Jon Hamm as the angel Gabriel, ideas from the unmade Good Omens sequel, the nature of Crowley & Aziraphale’s relationship, the influence of Doctor Who & Sherlock on this show, Easter eggs hidden in these episodes, and the symbolic nature of the demon/angel in this story. Ink to Film is now on YouTube: Search “Ink to Film Podcast” to find our channel. Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter     Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Feedback: inktofilm@gmail.com Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads Neil Gaiman on Tim Ferriss Show Intro Music: Heaven and Hell
The End is now! Join Luke & James as they finish out the 2nd half of Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett’s GOOD OMENS in preparation for the brand-new Amazon Prime Video series premiering soon. If you would like a refresher on the classic novel before the series begins, this episode has got you covered! Topics include: Alternate names for the Other Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Crowley’s secret weapon, Aziraphale’s trip to America, a particular line that Luke swears was written by Gaiman, the potential humanist themes of the novel as expressed by Adam Young, the message of the novel’s final lines, and finally some predictions about the upcoming series! And follow along as their coverage eventually includes the new TV series starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen! Ink to Film is now on YouTube: Search “Ink to Film Podcast” to find our channel. Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter     Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Feedback: inktofilm@gmail.com Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads Neil Gaiman on Tim Ferriss Show Buy Good Omens Intro Music: Heaven and Hell
Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett, much like Crowley & Aziraphale, joined forces once upon a time to write an absolute landmark fantasy novel. That book has finally found a home on Amazon Prime Video for its upcoming adaptation with show-runner Neil Gaiman himself at the head. This week, Luke & James team up to cover the first half of the novel and speculate on what it must’ve been like for these legendary authors to write something like this together. Spoilers Begin: 21:52 Topics include: The process of co-writing this book according to Neil & Terry, Free Will vs. Determinism as a theme, modern interest in the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, what other Gaiman novels they want to read, and Luke has to take a moment to step back and analyze a specific line that has him questioning everything. And follow along as their coverage eventually includes the new TV series starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen! Ink to Film is now on YouTube! Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter     Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Feedback: inktofilm@gmail.com Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads Neil Gaiman on Tim Ferriss Show Buy Good Omens Intro Music:Heaven and Hell
THE TWILIGHT ZONE is an iconic piece of television history, and this Richard Matheson short story provided the basis for one of its most legendary moments. Several versions of this tale have been put to screen, but we focus our discussion on the 1963 episode from the original run starring William Shatner and the 2019 Jordan-Peele-helmed reboot episode starring Adam Scott. Spoilers for 2019 episode begin: 33:42 Topics include: Good Omens Giveaway announcement, Stephen King’s respect for Matheson, the paranoia and isolation of not being believed, the gremlin’s infamous look, shared human fears, the legacy of the original Twilight Zone, the casting of Adam Scott, the big new twist on the old monster, Dan Carlin as the true crime podcast host, the questionable second ending, the influence of Black Mirror, and our interest in the reboot going forward. Ink to Film is now on YouTube! Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter     Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Feedback: inktofilm@gmail.com Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads  Intro Music: Ross Bugden
The Battle of Helm’s Deep set the standard for medieval warfare put to screen, but there’s a lot else in The Two Towers that’s worth revisiting. Peter Jackson’s masterwork continues with part two of The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, the difficult-to-do middle movie in the epic trilogy. Luke & James discuss all the ways it succeeds and its occasional missteps along the way. Topics: Andy Serkis’ legendary portrayal of Gollum, the saggy middle, the absence of the battle with Shelob from the film, Elijah Wood as Frodo and beyond, a soapbox moment about the accusations of “Mary Sue” in today’s culture, Eowyn & Arwen’s role in this male-dominated movie, Faramir’s changes from book to movie, a spoiler-free comparison with Game of Thrones season 8x03, the carryover from this movie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a quick BOOK GIVEAWAY announcement for GOOD OMENS, and a final decision is made about which film we like better!  Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter     Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Feedback: inktofilm@gmail.com Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads Music: Lord Of The Rings - Concerning Hobbits (Ectronic Remix)
Sam, Frodo, and Gollum head into Mordor to traverse the high path and battle the fearsome spider Shelob this week as Luke & James finish out The Two Towers, part two of The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.  Topics: The unique relationship between Frodo & Sam, the trustworthiness of Faramir, Oliphaunts vs elephants, a potential influence for Patrick Rothfuss, the “Shadow of Mordor” video game, the purpose of chapter titles, the heart of Sméagol, fantasy races as allegories for real racial relations, Shelob’s legacy, ending on a cliffhanger, and which they book they preferred, Two Towers or Fellowship of the Ring. Chapters Covered Book IV CH 3: The Black Gate is Closed CH 4: Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit  CH 5: The Window on the West  CH 6: The Forbidden Pool CH 7: Journey to the Cross-Roads CH 8: The Stairs of Cirith Ungol CH 9: Shelob’s Lair CH 10: The Choices of Master Samwise Join them next week for their coverage of Peter Jackson's 2002 film!   Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter     Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Feedback: inktofilm@gmail.com Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads Buy The Two Towers Music: Lord Of The Rings - Concerning Hobbits (Ectronic Remix)
The battle of Isengard and Helm’s Deep both rage this week while Frodo and Sam pickup an unexpected companion on their trip to Mordor. This episode covers the second 3rdof The Two Towers, part two of The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. Topics: Trees vs caves, not weed but also not not-weed, consulting scripture for our allegories, the power of a wizard’s voice, Gollum the Great, the Dark Souls marshes, and the one-man play of Sméagol vs Gollum. Chapters Covered Book III CH 7: Helm’s Deep CH 8: The Road to Isenguard CH 9: Flotsam and Jetsam CH 10: The Voice of Saruman CH 11: The Palantir   Book IV CH 1: The Taming of Sméagol CH 2: The Passage of the Marshes Join them next week as they continue their coverage of the book before arriving at Peter Jackson's 2002 film. Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter     Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Feedback: inktofilm@gmail.com Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads Buy The Two Towers Music: Lord Of The Rings - Concerning Hobbits (Ectronic Remix)
Middle Earth prepares for war as Luke & James return to a beloved series to continue where they left off all the way back in episode 39. So, grab some Lembas bread, put on your running shoes, and head into the forest to commune with some immortal trees! This episode covers the first 1/3rdof The Two Towers, part two of The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien.  Topics: The choice to begin the novel with the death of Boromir, telling one half of the story absent Frodo and Sam, the mystery of the creep in white hanging out in Fanghorn Forest, the ponderous joy of Treebeard the Ent, Merry and Pippin’s clever escape, orc politics, Gimli is sad he didn’t get a message from his crush, Aragorn gets the hots for Eowyn, Gandalf the White Liar, and the slapping down of Wyrmtongue. Chapters Covered CH 1: The Departure of Boromir CH 2: The Riders of Rohan CH 3: The Uruk-Hai CH 4: Treebeard CH 5: The White Rider CH 6: The King of the Golden Hall Join them next week as they continue their coverage of the book before arriving at Peter Jackson's 2002 film. Sign up for Ink to Film’s Newsletter     Twitter, Facebook,Instagram Feedback: inktofilm@gmail.com Home Base: inktofilm.com Ink to Film Book Club on Goodreads Buy The Two Towers Music: Lord Of The Rings - Concerning Hobbits (Ectronic Remix)
Stoker-Award-nominated horror writer Sara Tantlinger joins Luke & James to discuss the new Pet Sematary adaptation! Filmmakers Kevin Kölsch & Dennis Widmyer take some liberties with Stephen King’s source material, and the hosts weigh in on which ones worked and which fell short. How does the Creed family come across in the new adaptation? Does John Lithgow do Jud Crandall justice? They start with a spoiler-free conversation to kick things off! Spoilers begin: 23:43 Topics Include: Their theater-going experience, the problem with horror-clichés, Stephen King Easter eggs, issues with the way the film uses Victor Pascal, the BIG change, the new interpretation of the Wendigo, the differences with Rachel’s sister Zelda, Church’s performance & red carpet attire, and how they felt about the film's final scene. Find Sara Tantlinger on her website, Twitter, or Instagram. Ink to Film is now on Patreon! (Learn how to access bonus content) 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 Intro Music: Ross Bugden
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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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Ink to Film

Sarah Gallegos Thanks, Sarah! We're always happy to help beef up a TBR pile :)

Mar 17th
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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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Ink to Film

Bijay Gautam Thanks for your kind words, Bijay!

Mar 7th
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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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