Posted on by Scott Delahunt

First, A Lupin the Third live action movie has been announced!  The movie will be a prequel, showing how Lupin met his crew.

Next, it’s weird where you can find an adaptation.  Back while getting info for the comments about the It’s a Wonderful Life sequel, I discovered that the movie is an adaptation of a short story, “The Greatest Gift” by Philip van Doren Stern.  Unlike the sheer mess of rights that It’s a Wonderful Life became, van Doren Stern properly renewed his copyright in 1971 on his story.

Moving on, here’s what I hope to do for December.  There will definitely be a review, though of what, I do not know yet.  I’m half-tempted to review Miracle on 34th Street because of the number of times the films has been remade; movie versions in 1955, 1959, 1973, 1994, a Broadway musical in 1963, a stage play in 2006, and a half-hour puppet version at Macy’s in New York City.  For the year’s end, a look back on 2013 followed a week later by a look ahead to 2014 and beyond.  Given the sheer amount of news in October and November, twice even, I won’t be short of material.  That leaves one week, which I may leave as a surprise.

I’m also open to suggestions.  The catch is, I need to have access to the original and the new work.  I am keeping my eyes open for certain titles, either due to personal interest or because of influence.  However, as mentioned above, there will be times when I run across a remake or an adaptation without realizing it.  Along with It’s a Wonderful Life, I found out that Bedazzled, with Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Hurley, is a remake of the 1967 film of the same name, with Dudley Moore and Peter Cook.  I will make a note of when I encounter the new work before the original; it could, as I mentioned previously, make a difference in how the adaptation is perceived.

Next week, back to the reviews!

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