Blog Posts - Adaptation



Movie Adaptations

This day, it is so common for a popular video games to have their movie version, Street Fighter, Tomb Raider, Doom, Tekken, Prince of Persia to name a few.  But does the movie version meet the expectations of the gamers or they just end up ruining t...
by Beer andJoysticks on Aug 11, 2013

Swapna Mahal – A Streetcar Named Desire (2013)

A direct translation of the Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Swapna Mahal (Dream Castle) is the Nepali representation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning (1948) drama that comprised an assembled cast of Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunt...
by An Artist's Vision on Jul 21, 2013

Swapna Mahal – A Streetcar Named Desire (2013)

A direct translation of the Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Swapna Mahal (Dream Castle) is the Nepali representation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning (1948) drama that comprised an assembled cast of Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunt...
by An Artist's Vision on Jul 21, 2013

Bouncing Back: How Do Population Dynamics and Social Cohesion Affect the Resilience of Societies?

“The scale and the impact of disasters today can be greater than anything we’ve previously experienced,” said Laurie Mazur at the Wilson Center on March 18. “The proliferation of disasters has gotten a lot of people talking about resilie...
by Global Rush on Jul 20, 2013

Adaptation is …

Adaptation An adaptation, also called an adaptive trait, in biology is a trait with a current functional role in the life history of an organism that is maintained and evolved by means of natural selection. Adaptation refers to both the … Conti...
by What is this ? on Jul 13, 2013

What steps of the general adaptation syndrome will I experience?

Question by : What steps of the general adaptation syndrome will I experience? You are currently an associate at an advertising agency where you have worked for two years. You are pursuing a promotion to the position of advertising executive. While y...

The Saint goes on

I belatedly came across the YouTube preview of The Saint, a reimagining of the Leslie Charteris character, which was shopped at Cannes this month. It had been posted by Ian Dickerson, who at my last contact was the honorary secretary of the Saint Clu...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Apr 30, 2013

Adaptation Battle: To the Beautiful You, Boys Over Flowers, Playful Kiss

I’m not going to deny it- I am dreadfully and irrevocably biased. There really are some preferences that I have that even I don’t understand. For example the idea of having to watch Boys Over Flowers again makes me a little nauseous. And yet I co...
by Daily Dose of Drama on Apr 4, 2013

Bookmarked: Gunslinger Girl

Well, this week I managed to finish an omnibus I’d gotten some weeks ago and managed to forget I owned. Part of this might have been a little bit on purpose – I’ve seen Gunslinger Girl, and re-reading the manga can be rather tedious...

Japan pledges over US$2 billion to 12 Vietnamese projects

The Japanese government has agreed to grant 202.926 billion yen (more than US$2 billion) in official development aid to Vietnam in the 2012–2013 fiscal year. The agreement formalising the pledge was signed in Hanoi on March 22 by Japanese Ambassado...
by Vietnam Business News on Mar 22, 2013

americanada

My good friend Brian Singh from Calgary published this in the Globe & Mail today. It is an excellent analysis of the Conservative Party’s strategy for ascendancy, and ongoing domination of the Canadian government. There are clear parallels betw...
by ~synthesis~ on Mar 19, 2013

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ to inaugurate Cannes

CANNES, March 13 – It is on “The Great Gatsby” by Australian director Baz Luhrmann, that the curtain will rise at the inauguration of the 66th Festival de Cannes, on Wednesday 15th May, in the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festival...
by Film Enthusiast on Mar 19, 2013

Joe Wright's Anna Karenina: The Train Wreck of Literary Adaptations

Previously, I defended the experimental methods used by director Joe Wright in the film The Soloist (2009), which I believe work well to show the confusing, perturbed and overwhelming state of someone suffering from schizophrenia. Elements of sound a...
by Arash's World on Mar 16, 2013

the pope loop

My list of questions if the Papacy was a job won via interview, and if I were on that interview loop. Name the one thing you believe every Catholic must be/have - the one thing without which you would not...
by ~synthesis~ on Mar 12, 2013

An Evolutionary Ploy Employing Polyploidy

Biology concepts – polyploidy, autopolyploidy, allopolyploidy, gigas effect, heterosisThe Sixth Day was a cheesy science fiction thriller about cloning. But plants do have different versions of themselves in many cases, produced not by cloning, but...
by As Many Exceptions As Rules on Jan 23, 2013

Urban Sanctuary: Rooftop Hut Adapts Rural Garden Shed

The innovation is not in the design, materials or systems, but in the location: HUT Architecture has transplanted a typology – the suburban garden shed – from its rural setting to the city center (in this case: London). “With a slid...
by dornob on Jan 15, 2013

the NRA is right - it’s not about the guns...

...it’s about the gun owners. According to Wayne LaPierre (head of NRA), “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” It’s hard to argue with that, just as it is...
by ~synthesis~ on Dec 29, 2012

stimulating peace

America is a generous country - from 1946-2010 (in 2010 $), she has given just under $2.1 trillion in foreign program and military aid. Impressive, and well... it makes me proud to be an American. Over this period, the #1...
by ~synthesis~ on Dec 26, 2012

Adaptation. (2002)

Computer scientists call it recursion. It is a term used to describe something that can only be defined by smaller instances of the same thing. Charlie Kaufman, with his metaphorically boundless ideas, adapted this concept into a screenplay. "Adaptat...
by Me On The Movie on Dec 22, 2012

Corporate values lead engineers to deny industrial climate disruption

Most engineers take on some of their employer's values. As a result, many engineers come to see industrial climate disruption as a threat to their employer and to their jobs, and that leads too many engineers to deny the reality of industrial climat...
by Scholars & Rogues on Dec 21, 2012


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