Posts tagged with margaret-atwood

Feb 7 2018

PIGOONS!

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Variety informs me that a TV series adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy is in the works at Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. This isn't the first attempt at adapting this material (Darren Aronofsky was previously working on an adaptation of the novels for HBO—thankfully we've been spared that), but...

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Jan 16 2018

What happens next

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The trailer is out for the second season of The Handmaid's Tale, which will take the series in a new direction now that they've covered the material in Margaret Atwood's book. I didn't watch the first season (because creepifying misery isn't my jam), but...

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Jul 27 2017

I dunno...

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The trailer is out for Netflix's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1996 novel Alias Grace, which was inspired by the life of Grace Marks, an Irish-Canadian maid who was convicted in 1843 of murdering her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery. The adaptation looks extremely well-made and acted and everything...

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Apr 27 2017

Ink has been spilled

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There are approximately one million solid think pieces being written right now about the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, but these two particularly caught my attention...

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Apr 13 2017

Visual appeal

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There's a great article over on Buzzfeed by Anne Helen Petersen called "The Radical Feminist Aesthetic Of The Handmaid’s Tale". (The article claims to be spoiler-free, but it does share quite a bit about the novel, so bear that in mind if you want to watch the TV series completely unspoiled.) Petersen talks about the visual way the filmmakers illustrate the characters' world...

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Apr 7 2017

That's a dizzying image

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There's an article on Flavorwire about a possible sequel to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. This is by no means confirmed, but people are basing their hopes on a recent audiobook edition of the novel...

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Mar 24 2017

Topical!

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There have been a load of stories about best-selling dystopian novels since Trump's election, but some people have taken it a step further: political cosplay! According to Slate, a group of Texas women dressed as characters from Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale...

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Jan 12 2017

Ch-ch-changes

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International Business Times recently posted an article about the differences between Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale and Hulu's upcoming TV adaptation of the story. The article features some spoilers (obviously), but I'm glad I read it. I'm wrestling with the TV producers' decision to...

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Dec 1 2016

Apropos, but...

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Well, Entertainment Weekly has the first images from the upcoming miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, and they look creepy as hell. That is, of course, an accurate...

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Jun 21 2016

My mom will watch this (but she'll cover her eyes a lot)

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Slate tells me that Sarah Polley is adapting Margaret Atwood's 1996 novel Alias Grace into a six-hour-long miniseries for Netflix. The novel is a fictionalized account of the life of Grace Marks, a Canadian housemaid who was convicted of murder in 1843...

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May 5 2016

Original-flavor dystopia

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Nightmares, ahoy: according to THR, Hulu is planning a 10-episode-long miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. The series will air in 2017 and star Mad Men actress Elizabeth Moss. I've never been able to finish The Handmaid's Tale...

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