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Shouldn’t Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles Go to Television?

So Hollywood is developing a film version of Anne Rice’s “Tale of the Body Thief.”

Can we just admit that this is a bad idea? I mean, the film treatments of this series have been awful – Kirsten Dunst notwithstanding – without any real continuity, so it would just be better to reboot it.

And what better way to do that then to reboot it as a series in the vein of Game of Thrones on HBO? It’s no accident that the best adaptation of an Anne Rice novel was the miniseries of Feast of All Saints that was done about a decade ago. Television gives so much more room to dig into Rice’s dense prose.

Why has no one thought of this?



Posted on February 9th, 2012 - Filed under Books,Film
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The Nature of Evil

I thought about this line from Alyssa on a recent episode of Bones:

The show made a much bigger deal of those coping mechanisms and the characters ultimate concern for the humanity of the victims in earlier seasons, but I suppose that point being sufficiently established, they've kind of moved on from it.

…while watching last night's episode.

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Posted on March 11th, 2011 - Filed under Television
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