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photoWe've all said it before "Liked the movie but the book was much better". Adaptations. Hollywood has taken from literature since its very beginnings and this holiday season finds a bunch of literary works transitioned to the silver screen, From the Sci-fi, "Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter", to the classic "Nicholas Nickleby" to the contemporary "The Hours". Which works make a good transition and which make a Hollywood flop?

Guests:

Garen Daly, owner of the Dedham Community Theatre in Dedham, Massachusetts, film reviewer and On Point's Movie Maven

Wendell Aycock, Dean of the Graduate School at Texas Tech and editor of "Film and Literature: A Comparative Approach to Adaptation

Michael Cunningham, author of the Pulitzer-prize winning novel "The Hours"

Doug McGrath, screenwriter, wrote the screenplay for Jane Austin's novel "Emma" and the upcoming movie adaptation of Charles Dickens's "Nicholas Nickleby".

This program aired on December 18, 2002.

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