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Archive for March, 2012

Hunger Games, The Reality Show

Hunger Games, The Reality Show

| March 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

It was my niece who made me think about Catcher in the Rye this morning… I read a FB entry she’d posted about the Hunger Games and was very excited.  ”HUNGER GAMES (sic) . . . Soo BAD,” it read.  Great!  Something out of the ordinary to say about a pop culture phenomenon and, not [...]

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The Jimbo List

The Jimbo List

| March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Thanks to my friend Jim Shelton, feature writer for The New Haven Register, for permission to share the list he’s compiled of films that have prepared us for The Hunger Games. Take a look at his blog — his lists are amusing and thought provoking. . . . 11 Movie & TV Precursors to ‘The [...]

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Cine Tattoo

Cine Tattoo

| March 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Girl with the Dragoon Tattoo reads in places more like a screenplay than a novel.  Replete with product placement (there are no fewer than twenty mentions of the two heroes’ Macintosh I-Books alone), the book seems to have been crafted so that not only would there be a film version but it would absolutely be [...]

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Creative Writing MFAs

Creative Writing MFAs

| March 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

As the Editor in Chief of DAPT’D, I have been looking around at the various Creative Writing MFA Programs I can recommend, institutions where aspiring writers can actually learn to craft their talents. How to choose?  Begin with questions: Am I willing to relocate?  Where would I be willing to be for two years? Do [...]

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Literary Film

Literary Film

| March 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Adaptation from novel to film is a tricky business.  A logorrhea medium by nature, the novel can be ill suited to the audio-visual construct of a film.  Pulitzer Prize-winning author E.L. Doctorow suggests, in fact, that the notion of a “language of film” may be oxymoronic and that the non-verbal nature of film has had [...]

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Free Julie

Free Julie

| March 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

No one adapts like Julie Taymor.   Her vision of what a work can be, her ability to use technology and theatricalism, her talent for breathing life into even the most static of works are exemplary and set a bar for us all.  She personified the spirit of feminism. I personally came late to feminism.  As [...]

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NO HUGGING IN CHINA, by Felicia Brings

NO HUGGING IN CHINA, by Felicia Brings

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dapt’d is proud to release its first collaboration and eBook release with author Felicia Brings, to launch her book No Hugging In China, the “totally true story of a blonde New Yorker’s sojourn as an English teacher in the Guangdong Province.” Buy the book at Amazon Barnes & Noble Smashwords Synopsis No Hugging in China [...]

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