Outstanding Blogger Award Parts I & II

Today, I’m doing the Outstanding Blogger Award! I’m super happy to have been nominated for this, so many thanks to Poorwa and Pavithra who nominated me. You can find Poorwa’s blog, AtlasWebDesigns, here, and Pavithra’s, IntrovertBags, here, so please head on over and show some appreciation. First things first, of course, the rules!

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Rebecca (2020) | ADAPTATION REVIEW

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…

Daphne Du Maurier, Rebecca

Let me preface this by saying that I love Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca. I did, however, read it a while ago, so my memory of it isn’t going to be too detailed. I obviously still remember enough to write about it, but I won’t really be talking about how accurate the adaptation is in terms of the finer points. Quite aside from my memory, I think there’s far more to adaptations than being totally loyal and accurate to the source material. I personally would much rather the adaptation capture the themes and aesthetic and tone of the original than stick rigidly to fine details that may not translate well across mediums. So, tone, theme, and aesthetic are all things I look for when considering whether I like an adaptation as an adaptation. Something could be a brilliant film, and terrible adaptation.

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X Files Season 1 Review

X Files Season 1: Review & Recommend

Welcome back! I don’t often do TV show reviews, so I’m stepping out of my comfort zone a little bit here. As I’m sure you know from the title, I’m going to be talking about an absolute classic, The X-Files. I started watching the boxset a couple of years back and then just kinda stopped for some reason, so I decided to bring it back for the 2020 ~spooky season~. Spooky season is over now, but it took me a while to work my way through the season because it is pretty long, and I’ve also been watching The Queen’s Gambit recently with my boyfriend which is a very different show to The X-Files, though I do recommend it.

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