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Stacks and Stories Podcast


Jun 16, 2021

When people talk about movies based on books, the often say the book is better than the movie. But what if it wasn’t. Is it okay to admit that the movie is better than the book? And what could cause this to happen? Listen as Lacy and Shellie discuss this topic while bringing up their favorite examples.

Books and Films Mentioned

The Children of Men by P. D. James (1992 book)

Children of Men directed by Alfonso Cuarón (2006 film)

The Cider House Rules by John Irving (1985 book)

The Cider House Rules directed by Lasse Hallström (1999 film)

Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897 book)

Bram Stoker's Dracula directed by Francis Ford Coppola (1992 film)

Nosferatu directed by F. W. Murnau (1922 film)

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (1861 book)

Great Expectations directed by Alfonso Cuarón and cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki (1998 film)

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land (2019 book)

Maid (upcoming 2021 Netflix tv series)

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (2015 book)

Moxie directed by Amy Poehler (2021 film)

Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard (1992 book)

Jackie Brown directed by Quentin Tarantino (1997 film)

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (1847 book)

Wuthering Heights directed by Peter Kosminsky (1992 film)

Bonus Books or Film Mentions

Girl in a Band: A Memoir by Kim Gordon (2015 book)

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein (2016 book)

L7: Pretend We're Dead directed by Sarah Price (2016 documentary)

The Punk Singer directed by Sini Anderson (2013 documentary)