Tag: Book

VALENTINE by Tom Savage

Adapting Valentine to film took a traditional novel thriller and turned it into a slasher film. The movie shares little with its source material. I’m not sure if this is a case of the movie studio buying the rights to the novel just to use the name with a movie they were going to make anyway.…

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GHOSTBUSTERS by Larry Milne

  While standing in the lobby of a 100-year-old hotel, in San Antonio, recently, a woman and her husband approached me and asked: “Is it true that this hotel is haunted?” I gleefully replied “Well, most of the original staff knows about the 12th floor. The disturbances, I mean. But, it’s been quiet for years.”…

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PUBLISHERS TURNING COOL TO THE TIE-IN NOVELIZATION OF MOVIES – nytimes.com circa 1981

This is a fascinating article from the early 80’s capturing the uncertainty of the future of novelizations. Thirty-six years later, novelizations are still around, but not to the degree of what they were back then. The most exciting part, that stood out to me, was how it examined the boom in novelizations and how the apparent decline…

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