It was the film that put the gangsta in Shakespeare: loud, brash, and brimming with pistols and gold chains.
He called them ‘stinkers’ and ‘nauseating little warts’, but author Roald Dahl’s characterisation of children as vulnerable is necessary for them to ultimately triumph.
H. G. Wells helped pioneer science fiction with his 1898 book The War of the Worlds. Many iterations later, it still scares and fascinates us.
Heroes and heroines of Classical Greek tragedy used to get all the glory. Today scholars, and theatre and film directors are looking to what the minor players can tell us about the zeitgeist.
There was an outcry in the LGBT community when the ending of Fiona Shaw’s bestselling novel was changed for the film.
Everyone has a favourite novel that hasn’t made it to the screen. Here’s why.