Books into Movies

We’ve all been there, you’ve just finished a great book, it’s still fresh in your mind, what the main characters look like, the setting for the plot, how the romantic restaurant is decorated when the lovers first kiss, and then the movie is released. The process of adapting a book (or short story) for the big screen is a tricky one. Decisions have to be made as to what to keep, what to leave out and what to change. In the end, it seems impossible to please everyone. But some adaptations do work, some are disastrous and some stand on their own away from their books. Listen to the Show

Incentives Might Attract Filmmakers

Filmmakers are making more films outside of Hollywood thanks to state tax incentives. More than 40 states are offering big film industry tax credits and Kentucky could be next. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Kentucky has had its share of movies set and filmed in the Bluegrass state from the 1980 film “Coal Miner’s Daughter” to […]

Has a Movie Changed Your Life?

Has a movie changed your life?

Now that’s a big question. Or maybe not a big question, but a big responsibility for a movie. Tuesday on State of Affairs, our show is about movies that have changed your life. It wasn’t our idea (I’ll confess), but part of this year’s IdeaFestival (all movie submissions can be found here). Well here at WFPL we’ve been discussing the topic on and off for about a week. I don’t know what it says about news people, but so far no one has admitted to a movie that has changed their life.