Cinematic adaptations of beloved literary tales are nothing new. Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is no stranger to the adaptation process, and newcomer Silver Linings Playbook enters the romantic comedy game. NPR critic Bob Mondello has his review of both.
Wright has made four feature-length movies, three of which have been adapted from literature. His newest film, Anna Karenina, tackles Leo Tolstoy's iconic love tragedy. He speaks with NPR's Renee Montagne about making a familiar story his own.
The DOC NYC film festival wraps up with The Central Park Five. The film recounts the notorious rape case of the Central Park jogger and the five young men wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for her rape. Host Michel Martin speaks with Raymond Santana, one of the convicted men. Advisory: This conversation may not be comfortable for all listeners.
The stigma of a film going "straight to video" is beginning to fade. Movie studios are increasingly experimenting with showing their films on iTunes, Amazon.com, cable and satellite TV. Some movies are being released digitally the same day or even before they're shown on the big screen.
Host Rachel Martin talks with director Nikolaj Arcel about his new film, A Royal Affair. The movie focuses on an affair between the 18th-century queen of Denmark and her German physician, which led to a revolution. Arcel also wrote the screenplay of the Danish film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
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