Reviews

Divergent: Does Not Diverge From the Novel

Poster by Summit Entertainment, Lions Gate Natalie Kane ’14 It seems that one benefit of the recent trend of adapting every popular young adult series for the big screen is that Hollywood is starting to get better at it. As a bookworm, I tend to stick firmly to the mantra that “the book is always…

The Book Thief Wrenches Heartstrings

Rachel Cheng ‘17 One thing you should take away from this article: do not watch the movie if you have not read the book. The book is much better than the movie, in that words can depict things that the eye could never see on its own. The descriptive language in The Book Thief is…

The Sound of Music Live! Cannot Compare to Film

Sophia Duke-Mosier ’15 On December 5, 2013, NBC aired its latest television special, a three-hour live production remake of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved Broadway musical The Sound of Music. The $9 million production, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, starred American Idol winner Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp and True Blood’s Stephen Moyer as…