In this episode, we talk about the 1996 screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's classic, Matilda. With one having (shockingly!) only watched the movie while the other has g̶r̶o̶w̶n̶ ̶u̶p̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ read the book as well, we discuss our impressions of this story of a charming, bookish little girl: the aesthetics and politics of its translation from print to screen (and from England to America); Roald Dahl's usage of tropes; and the endearing strangeness of children's fiction.
In this episode, hosts Vartika Rastogi and Sahej Marwah talk about Ben Wheatley's 2020 screen adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's iconic gothic novel, Rebecca, starring Lily James, Armie Hammer, and Kristin Thomas. With one only having watched the movie while the other has read the book too, we discuss our impressions of the characters, aesthetics, politics, and use of the gothic in the movie, as well as how it holds up to its cinematic and literary predecessors.
In this episode, hosts Vartika Rastogi and Sahej Marwah discuss the BBC screen adaptation of Vikram Seth's 1993 novel, A Suitable Boy, directed by Mira Nair and starring Tanya Maniktala, Ishaan Khatter, Tabu, and Namit Das amongst others.
With one having only watched the show and the other having read the book too, we go at loggerheads over our impressions (no spoilers included) of the characters, politics, and aesthetics of the story, and of course, what got lost in translation. [Produced by: Shashwat Karkare]