28. Frankenstein

Happy Halloween! In this very special, spooky episode of Adapt or Perish, we discuss Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus!

For this episode, we read, watched, and discussed:

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s original 1818 novel, celebrating it’s 200th anniversary this year! Read it on iBooks or Amazon.
  • Frankenstein, 1931, directed by James Whale, starring Colin Clive as Henry Frankenstein and Boris Karloff as the monster. Watch it on iTunes or Amazon.
  • The Bride of Frankenstein, 1935, directed by Whale, starring Clive and Karloff as Frankenstein and the monster, with Elsa Lanchester as both Mary Shelley and the titular bride. Watch it on iTunes or Amazon.
  • The Curse of Frankenstein, 1957, the Hammer Film Production, directed by Terence Fisher, starring Peter Cushing as Victor Frankenstein and Christopher Lee as the monster. Watch it on iTunes or Amazon.
  • Frankenstein: The True Story, the 1973 made for television movie, directed by Jack Smight, and written by Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy. It starred Leonard Whiting as Frankenstein, Michael Sarrazin as the monster, James Mason as Dr. Polidori, and Jane Seymour as “Prima.” Don’t watch it on Amazon.
  • Victor Frankenstein, 2015, directed by Paul McGuigan and written by Max Landis. It stars James McAvoy as Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe as Igor. Watch on iTunes or Amazon.
  • Young Frankenstein, 1974, directed by Mel Brooks and written by Brooks and Gene Wilder. Starring Gene Wilder as Frederick Frankenstein and Peter Boyle as the monster. Also starring Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Kenneth Mars, and Gene Hackman. Watch it on Amazon.
  • Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, 1994, directed by Kenneth Branagh and written by Steph Lady and Frank Darabont. Starring Branagh as Frankenstein, Robert De Niro as the monster, and also starring John Cleese, Tom Hulce, Ian Holm, and Helena Bonham Carter. Watch on iTunes or Amazon.

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One Year Spectacular: Top 10 Cast

In our One Year Spectacular, we created four Top 10 lists. Best cast roles, worst choices, best moments, and Top 10 adaptations of the past year of Adapt or Perish. Here’s the first in a series of posts detailing each list.

We mentioned that we came up with a list of nominees that we both chose from for our draft. Some were individual actors, some were pairings, and some were groups. Here’s that complete list. Each will bring you to that episode!

Here’s how our Top 10 Cast came together:

  1. Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988)
  2. Robin Williams and Nathan Lane as Armand and Albert in The Birdcage
  3. Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice (1995)
  4. Trini Alvarado, Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, and Samantha Mathis as the little women in Little Women (1994)
  5. The cast of The Princess Bride
  6. Amybeth McNulty as Anne Shirley in Anne with an E
  7. Stephen Fry as The Book in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
  8. Ingrid Bergman as Greta in Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
  9. Elisabeth Moss as June in The Handmaid’s Tale (2017)
  10. Bruce the Shark in Jaws

I still can’t believe that Bruce the Shark made his way onto the list. Michael Caine and Patrick Stewart didn’t make it to the list.

27. One Year Spectacular!

In this episode, we look back on one year of Adapt or Perish in our One Year Spectacular!!!

For this episode, we read, watched, and discussed:

  • Everything ever.

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26. Fried Green Tomatoes

In this episode of Adapt or Perish, we discuss Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe!

For this episode, we read and watched:

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25. A Wrinkle in Time

In this episode of Adapt or Perish, we discuss Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time!

For this episode, we read and watched:

  • Madeleine L’Engle’s original novel, published in 1962. Read it on iBooks or Amazon.
  • The 2003 TV movie, directed by John Kent Harrison, and starring Katie Stuart, Kate Nelligan, and Alfre Woodard. Watch on Amazon or iTunes.
  • The 2018 theatrical movie, directed by Ava DuVernay, written by Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell, and starring Storm Reid, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Oprah Winfrey. Watch on Amazon or iTunes.

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24. The Little Prince

In this episode of Adapt or Perish, we discuss Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince!

For this episode, we read and watched:

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23. Dial M for (A Perfect) Murder

In this episode of Adapt or Perish, we discuss Dial M for Murder and A Perfect Murder!

For this episode, we watched and discussed:

  • Dial M for Murder, 1954, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Grace Kelly, Ray Milland, and Robert Cummings. Watch on iTunes or Amazon.
  • A Perfect Murder, 1998, directed by Andrew Davis, and starring Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, and David Suchet. Watch on iTunes or Amazon.

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22. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

In this episode of Adapt or Perish, we discuss Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

For this episode, we read and watched:

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21. La Cage aux Folles & The Birdcage

In this episode of Adapt or Perish, we discuss the films La Cage aux Folles and The Birdcage!

For this episode, we watched and discussed:

  • La Cage aux Folles, the original 1973 play, written by Jean Poiret.
  • The 1978 French/Italian movie La Cage aux Folles, directed by Édouard Molinaro, and starring Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault. Watch on Amazon or iTunes.
  • The 1983 Broadway musical, written by Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman.
  • The Birdcage, the 1996 American remake, directed by Mike Nichols, written by Elaine May, and starring Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Weist, and Hank Azaria. Watch on Amazon or iTunes.

Footnotes:

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20. Jaws

Just in time for the Fourth of July, in this episode of Adapt or Perish, we discuss Peter Benchley’s Jaws!

For this episode, we watched and discussed:

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19. The Joy Luck Club

In this episode of Adapt or Perish, we discuss Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club!

For this episode, we read and watched:

  • Amy Tan’s original novel, published in 1989. Read it on Amazon or iBooks.
  • The 1993 movie, directed by Wayne Wang, written by Amy Tan and Ronald Bass, and starring Ming-Na Wen, Tamlyn Tomita, Tsai Chin, France Nuyen, Lauren Tom, Lisa Lu, Kieu Chinh, and Rosalind Chao. Watch it on Amazon or iTunes.

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18. The Producers

In this episode of Adapt or Perish, we discuss Mel Brooks’ The Producers!

For this episode, we watched and discussed:

  • The original 1967 movie, written and directed by Mel Brooks, and starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. Watch on Amazon or iTunes.
  • The Producers on Broadway (2001), written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, directed by Susan Stroman, and starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. Listen to the original cast recording on iTunes or Amazon.
  • Recording the Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks, the 2001 documentary that followed the production of the original cast album for the initial run of the Broadway musical, with appearances by Brooks, Meehan, Stroman, and stars Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. Buy it on Amazon.
  • The 2005 movie based on the Broadway musical, directed by Susan Stroman, and starring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, and Will Ferrell. Watch on Amazon or iTunes. Buy the soundtrack on Amazon or iTunes.

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17. The Price of Salt/Carol

In this episode of Adapt or Perish, we discuss Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt!

We read and watched:

  • Highsmith’s original novel (1952). Read it on Amazon or iBooks.
  • Carol, the 2015 movie adaptation, directed by Todd Haynes, written by Phyllis Nagy, and starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Watch it on Amazon or iTunes.

Footnotes:

16. The Giver

This week, we discuss Lois Lowry’s The Giver!

In this episode, we read and watched:

Footnotes:

15. Murder on the Orient Express

This week, we discuss Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express!

In this episode, we read and watched:

Some of the stuff we talked about in this episode:

14. The Princess Bride

This week, we discuss William Goldman’s The Princess Bride!

In this episode, we read and watched:

Some of the stuff we talked about in this episode:

13. The Hound of the Baskervilles

This week, in our first installment on the character of Sherlock Holmes, we’re discussing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles.

In this episode, we read and watched:

Some of the stuff we talked about in this episode:

12. The Godfather

This week, we discuss Mario Puzo’s The Godfather.

In this episode we read, watched, and played:

We had a special appearance this week by our friend Dom Mahoney, one of the hosts of Not Another Gaming Podcast from Wicked Good Gaming. He’s a great guy! If you’re into gaming, you should give it a listen!

Some of the stuff we talked about in this episode:

11. The Fault in Our Stars

This week, we discuss John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars.

In this episode we read and watched:

  • John Green’s original novel, published in 2012.
  • The Fault in Our Stars, the 2014 film directed by Josh Boone, starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern, and Willem Dafoe.

Some of the stuff we talked about this episode:

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10. Children of Men

This week, we discuss P.D. James’ The Children of Men.

In this episode we read and watched:

  • P.D. James’ original novel, published in 1992.
  • Children of Men, the 2006 movie directed by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, and Claire-Hope Ashitey.

Some of the stuff we talked about in this episode: