Why Is the Movie Never as Good as the Book?

Nov 18, 2022


This week, writer-producer and person behind the bookstagram @readingtheother, Srishti Raj, joins us to discuss dilemmas around representation, ‘staying true’ to the text, grappling with the legacy of complicated authors, and why we have a love-hate relationship with screen adaptations of books.

Here are some of the books and movies we refer to in this podcast, which we love: 

  1. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
  2. The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante
  3. The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante 
  4. The Lost Daughter the film
  5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  6. Little Women the 2019 film

And here is the link to Elena Ferrante’s interview Srishti talks about at 34.14 — https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/nov/10/elena-ferrante-on-screen-adaptations-of-her-novels 

Respectfully Disagree is The Swaddle Team’s very own podcast series, in which we get together to discuss and dissect the issues we passionately differ on.


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