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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

question of the day: If you could turn any — yes, *any* — book into a movie or TV show, what would it be?

News broke yesterday (via Deadline) that Showtime is developing a series from Stephen King’s novel Under the Dome. That’s really cool and all — I love the book — but c’mon. Developing a narrative series from a fictional book? *yawn* It’s been done.

Critic Scott Weinberg is thinking outside the box. He recently tweeted:

If I could adapt any book in the world into a movie, it would be this book.

His tweet was accompanied by this picture:

Carnivorous Plants

(I keep mistyping that as Carnivorous Planets, which would be even better, but I doubt there’s a book already named that.)

If you could turn any — yes, any — book into a movie or TV show, what would it be?

The Joy of Sex? Jane’s Fighting Ships? Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management? And what would your movie or TV show look like? (I see Mrs. Beeton’s as a satirical spin on Victorian mores in which a sprawling cast sends up both contemporary and, by extension, modern domesticity, a sort of Real Housewives of 1860s Heretfordshire.)

Go!

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