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Ink to Film

Sep 24, 2020

Was this 1978 animated film inspiration for Peter Jackson's trilogy? Does this original adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's work hold up today? On this (former patreon-exclusive) episode Luke and James recount the experience of watching this rotoscoped film as first time viewers in the modern day.


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Sep 17, 2020

Charlie Kaufman’s dreamlike adaptation of Iain Reid’s psychological horror novel makes for intriguing viewing, using the language of cinema to introduce a critique of our obsession with both entertainment and outside validation into a story already brimming with existential despair. In episode 153, Luke & James do...

Sep 10, 2020


Iain Reid’s debut combines an insightful literary take on a relationship with creeping dread and psychological horror to make I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS a dark and memorable read. In episode 152, Luke & James first give a spoiler-free recommendation, then peel away at all the secrets the book holds.

Sep 3, 2020

Philip K. Dick returns to the show with what might be his strongest story yet with “Second Variety,” but how does the adaptation by Christian Duguay stack up? In episode 151, Luke & James smoke some anti-radiation cigs and set off into the wastes to hunt some deadly machines.

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Sep 1, 2020

After covering 58 different book-to-film adaptations over 3 years and 150 episodes, Luke and James try to answer these questions:

“What have you learned about adaptations?”
“How has covering adaptations made you better artists?”
“What are your favorite projects you’ve covered?” 

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