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Page to Screen: Percy Jackson & the Sea of Monsters

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I have finally seen the second film in the Percy Jackson franchise, and my emotions are heavily conflicted.

It seems to me that a film adaption of a book is in more danger of being ruined the closer to the original plotline it gets, which I think is the case with this movie. The first installment, The Lightning Thief, was different enough from the book that I still liked it (although I do my best not to think about the innacuracies, otherwise I get angry), but I have a feeling that Thor Freudenthal was trying to get the franchise to follow the books’ story closer, although still have creative differences to make the movie work.

But I think he went about it the wrong way.

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Posted by on January 4, 2014 in Page to Screen, Reviews

 

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My Top 5 Fictional Heroines

Everyone has their favourite character – the one who they most connect with, who reaches out of the page and holds out their hand to drag you into the wonderful world of fiction. They are the people help you through all the less-than-fantastic days as you curl up in bed and read until God-knows-when. They hold a special place inside you for your entire life.

Since I, for some reason, found it easier to list female characters that I love, I decided to share the fictional women who have changed my life from the pages of a book.

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5. Alice
(from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll)


All throughout my life, Alice has reminded me that normality is the truly trivial thing in this world, and imagination is what makes the planet turn. The story literally shows that entire worlds can be created in one person’s mind.

Alice and her mad acquaintances are some of my favourite children’s characters ever, and Alice herself shows that children can be as witty and clever as any adult. She also tells us that we should never take something too seriously.

I am a massive Alice fan, and I’ve vowed to watch every adaption of the tale I can get my hands on. Seriously, don’t mess with me and my Wonderland.

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Posted by on December 4, 2013 in Miscellaneous

 

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Books I Think Should Have Film/TV Adaptions

Last post, I mentioned I was going to see Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters in cinemas. Unfortunately, the screening period had ended at the cinema I went to a few days earlier. Of course, that means I cannot write a Page to Screen post about it.

So, to make it up to you, I have written a list of some books and stories I adore, that I think should be adapted for film or television.

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Posted by on October 12, 2013 in Miscellaneous

 

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Releases Galore!

There is so much happening in the worlds of my favourite authors recently – so much so that I think I may have a heart failure. So many releases and announcements of new books, film adaptions, and more!

The soonest release is the long-awaited fourth book in the Heroes of Olympus series, The House of Hades. A mere day away! Rick Riordan, King of the Cliffhanger, was seriously nasty at the end of The Mark of Athena, and I expect some epic storytelling to make up for that.

If this isn’t the most epic cover art you’ve ever seen… Then, um, you’ve seen more epic cover art…

But after this, there’s only ONE book left! I’m going to have to say goodbye to my fictional friends for a second time, and I don’t think my tears are going to hold this time round…

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Posted by on October 7, 2013 in Miscellaneous

 

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