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Drama

Outbursts #029: Novels VS Films

By | Animation, Book, Drama, Impressions, Introspective, Movie, Outbursts | No Comments

The movie is better than the book. The book is better than the movie. Which is better? The debate for whether a film adaptation of a popular novel (or any novel, for that matter) can meet or exceed expectations of its fans has been one for the ages. For sure, numerous film studios (live action and animation) have hunkered down and spewed films that draw from pre-existing material. The advantages of this include many: having an original source to draw inspiration from, having pre-existing marketing material or ideas for fans to get excited about (therefore increasing revenue based purely on anticipation), and being able to work with your favorite childhood (or adulthood) characters and bring them to life. Many risks accompany such a decision, as well, however, ranging from total crashing and burning of the movie fails (Golden Compass and Animal Farm come to mind) to being completely forgotten in the voids of film making (not sure which is better). Read More

Autumn’s Concerto / Next Stop, Happiness

By | Drama, Impressions, Review, Taiwanese | No Comments

It’s not too often that I watch live dramas during my free time. It seems  like I’ve seen a lot since each episode is an hour long and existentially is more exhausting to plow through than 20 minutes anime episodes, but the truth is that I can count all the live action dramas I’ve seen on basically one hand (maybe two). Based on my limited experience, dramas tend to follow similar constructions and pot devices, but Autumn’s Concerto proved to be an utterly new experience in many ways. Read More