It's hit or miss with adaptations

...there have been the adaptations that have worked...ugly of cinematic adaptations: JOHN STEINBECK: The adaptation of his masterwork...Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the short story...STEPHEN KING: Most adaptations of the horror master's...

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THIS WEEK THE WORLD OF OWLS: Learn about owls in Georgia, their adaptations and their natural history; walk outside at night to listen for owls, then dissect owl pellets to learn about the food web; 7-8...

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Adaptation stays close to character

With 47 adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs' 1914 literary classic Tarzan of the Apes already on celluloid, producers of Walt Disney Pictures' new...

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Filmmakers weave cinematic tales adapted from poems

As cinematic adaptations go, a novel seems an obvious choice. After all, most novels follow...Russian heritage. JABBERWOCKY (1977): Although not a literal adaptation of Lewis Carroll's absurdist poem, this certainly is similar...

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'Diaries' has its strong parts, gushy moments

Having set the standard for contemporary chick-lit adaptations, The Devil Wears Prada is a tough act to follow. The clothes, the attitude, the scene-stealing, Oscar-nominated work from...

Eloise of The Plaza comes to life in ABC TV movie

...author Kay Thompson jealously guarded her creation against adaptations she thought might dilute it. But Hilary Knight - the artist...was born last year. Would Thompson have accepted the TV adaptation of her work? Knight, an in-demand artist who has illustrated...

PBS' 'Masterpiece Theatre' to add American dramas

...movies and miniseries based on American books, beginning in the fall of 1999. The "American Collection" will include adaptations of works by Willa Cather, Langston Hughes and Henry James, producers said at the Television Critics Association summer...

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Reel world is stage struck

...talking about Evita. While the big-budget, big-scale adaptation of the Madonna-adorned musical is the center of attention...Mamet's American Buffalo were the vanguard. Five other adaptations open soon or already are in limited release, including Arthur...

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'Cinderella' isn't fairy tale of old

...retelling of the passe bedtime story, 65 years after Disney released its animated classic?For one, Disney's live-action adaptations of its animated properties have become big business. Between Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Maleficent (2014), Disney...

Past comes back to haunt womanizer in 'Blithe Spirit'

...marriage to Ruth.The play debuted in 1941. It was adapted for a film in 1945, starring Rex Harrison, and there was a musical adaptation, High Spirits, on Broadway in 1964.Debbie Fryer, who plays Madame Arcati, said this role has long been on her bucket...