Kaylia and Sarah discuss The Quiet Boy (short story) and Antlers (movie adaptation) in the newest episode of Pages and Popcorn. When you base a feature-length film on an 8,000-word short story, you have to add some stuff. But some of the things they added were truly scary. We talk about the stories behind the plots, the people behind the monsters, and the big sins behind the padding. Plus a tease about a future PPP episode!
In this special crossover episode, Kaylia (Pages and Popcorn) and Matt (Ghosthropology) talk about that 1970s classic: The Exorcist. We discuss the “true story” that inspired the novel, the novel that inspired the movie, and the movie that has inspired fear for almost 50 years.
Hey there, remember me? Yeah… it’s been a while. Here’s a quick update as to why I went away, when I’m coming back, and what you can expect for the future of the Pages and Popcorn Podcast.
Fantasy, lust, envy, nighttime wanderings, masks, and the most boring male-gaze-y orgy of all time. That’s right! It’s time for Jennifer and Kaylia to talk sex, love, and dreams aka Dream Story (1926) and its film adaptation Eyes Wide Shut (1999).
Jennifer and Kaylia talk about all four versions of the Grinch story… from a mostly black and white book to a sponsored TV special to the more adolescent onslaught of Jim Carey, and finally a sweet CGI offering, we will talk about what works, what doesn’t work, and which versions are worth your time. Plus, Star Trek Trivia and a brief lesson on the history and true meaning of Christmas. Enjoy!
Leah and Kaylia attempt to separate their love of the book from their disappointment in the movie and discuss the very different stories the two are attempting to tell. We try to answer the important questions like… How do these two much-loved things actually connect to one another? How much slime is the right amount of slime? Who is this movie for? What happened to Sophie’s sisters? Can you adapt an English fairy tale into a Japanese anime movie about a Middle Eastern war and set it somewhere in France? Should you?
Chris and Kaylia talk about this amazing and important nonfiction book that was adapted into a heartbreaking well-made movie that has the same name but tells a very different story. Happy Thanksgiving!
n this very special Crossover Halloween Episode, Matt and Kaylia talk about the folklore that became the book, the book that became the movie: the Mothman Prophecies! We talk about what works and what doesn’t, what the book/movie can tell us about US society in the 70s and early 2000s, and attempt to determine if the Mothman, the UFOs, the Men In Black, and the very scary Chapstick are worth our attention. Enjoy!
Leah and Kaylia talk about gender dynamics, the lgbt coding, the struggle of good and evil, the Biblical Easter Eggs, the concept of rising above base nature…. And of course, there is Star Trek trivia and a bunch of English major interpretations. Enjoy!
Jennifer and Kaylia talk about life lessons learned through fairy tales, the failings of Hollywood tropes, and the amazing casting for a movie that simply could not hold a (Babylon) candle to the book. Plus Star Trek trivia and lots of episode name-dropping. Enjoy!