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A group of smart, funny friends meet together every week to talk about the book they’re reading—a book that just so happens to be incredibly buzzy and in the zeitgeist because it has an adaptation coming up on the big screen or via streaming. Because when everyone at work is talking about it, weRead more

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Final Episode

Dec 14 • 01:03:04

Popcorn Book Club comes to you with sad news this week in that this will be our final episode. We spend it talking about the books we covered, the books we wish we'd covered, and some of our favorite adaptations. Thank you for listening and please follow us as we continue making things....

Screen Time: V For Vendetta

Dec 7 • 01:19:46

After covering books one through three of Alan Moore and David Lloyd's graphic novel V For Vendetta, we are getting into the 2005 film adaptation, directed by James McTeigue, written (and perhaps shadow-directed) by the Wachowski Sisters, and starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving. We'll talk about this being a rare case where the film may be better than the book, and w...

V For Vendetta (Part 3)

Nov 30 • 01:03:45

It still being November, just a little bit, we are still talking V For Vendetta. We have made it to Book Three, the final part of the graphic novel, and this week, we'll hash out our issues with the ending and discuss the allowances and issues with art-as-manifesto....

V For Vendetta (Part 2)

Nov 23 • 01:05:45

There were plenty of options for our first graphic novel adaptation to choose from, and I think there are few more appropriate ones for November 2020 than “V for Vendetta,” the graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd, and adapted for film in 2005. This is part two of our conversation and we were left with several questions last week: What’s going...

V For Vendetta (Part 1)

Nov 16 • 01:08:43

Though we are a little late for November 5th — Guy Fawkes Day — we unfortunately seem to be right on time for the impending threat of totalitarianism. This week we begin our discussion of V For Vendetta, the graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd, and adapted for film in 2005....

Screen Time: Lovecraft Country (Part 2)

Nov 9 • 01:30:23

Halloween is over and Biden is president-elect, but luckily (?) for us, the horrors of America and its past are with us always! And so this week we are getting more Screen Time with the second half of the season of HBO’s Lovecraft Country....

Screen Time: Rebecca (2020)

Nov 2 • 01:20:16

You ever read an entire book and not really get what it’s about? I bring that up for no real reason. This week on Popcorn Book Club we’re taking in some Screen Time with the movie adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s “Rebecca.” Last week we talked about Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 film, now we’re moving on to the brand new Netflix version, and we have some NOTES....

Screen Time: Rebecca (1940)

Oct 26 • 01:15:59

Over the past couple weeks, we’ve been talking about the novel Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier—it’s a story about murder, obsession, and finding out the person closest to you harbors an awful secret. Honestly, it already sounds like a Hitchcock movie. And so sure enough, we’re taking in some Screen Time this week with Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 film adaptation to talk about the ...

Rebecca (Part 2)

Oct 19 • 59:23

Have you ever had a partner who just could not let go of their ex? I’m willing to bet Daphne du Maurier did! This week we continue our discussion of the second Mrs. de Winter and the long shadow of her predecessor, Rebecca....

Rebecca (Part 1)

Oct 12 • 59:02

Happy October, Popcorn Book Club listeners! We covered horror and monsters and cults of scary white people a few weeks ago with our discussion of Lovecraft Country, and so we’re covering the other side of this spooky season with the gothic thriller Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, soon to be a film on Netflix. Not “goth” in the sense of dressing in all black and listening to ...

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