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

New Kind of Cinema Slated to Open in Louisville

A new kind of movie theater is planned to open next year in Louisville. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Vanguard Cinema will be a movie theater with two screens — along with a restaurant and bar — and will show a variety of independent and foreign films at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center. The Vanguard… Continue reading New Kind of Cinema Slated to Open in Louisville

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… Continue reading Incentives Might Attract Filmmakers

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.

The 48 Hour Film Project Debuts 48 New Films

Tonight and tomorrow, The Louisville 48 Hour Film Project shows the on the big screen. Last weekend, 48 teams scrambled to produce a film in 48 hours. Each team had to choose a genre and include a specific character, prop and line, as the festival’s producer, Sheila Berman, explains. “This year the character was a… Continue reading The 48 Hour Film Project Debuts 48 New Films