The Novelization Realization Project

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Rich Stroffolino is joined by esteemed social critic Phil Szabados to discuss the occasionally prescient novelization for Hackers. They discuss how the depictions of hacking have aged, if their only crime was in fact curiosity, and if Zero Cool
Rich is joined by Ben Weinberg to talk about Terry Bisson’s novelization of The Fifth Element. Is the been a thoughtful expansion of the movie’s unique setting, or a mandatory restructuring of the script into a novel on the most cynical level?
Rich and guest Tim Cornett join forces to talk about Star Trek: The Motion Picture: A Novel. Written by Gene Roddenberry, it’s a window into his idealized version of the movie, complete with mind control, Enterprise sex rooms, and a resolution
Rich boldly goes where the mini-episode has never gone before by doing it solo this week. We’ve got announcements galore, so be sure to listen.Download Boldly Going Live
Rich is joined by Jennie Josephson to talk about Tim Lebbon’s novelization of Cabin in the Woods. What happens when you take a masterfully self-aware script and let someone expand on it? Is it standing on the shoulders of giants to reach new he
Rich is joined by Eric Owens to mull over the question of our age, is there any way that 1998 Godzilla is superior to the 2014 iteration? The answer may be surprising. All that and nothing more on this interstitial episode! Make sure to be on
Rich is joined by Eric Owens to discuss the novelization of the 2014 version of Godzilla, by Greg Cox. They discuss the pioneering literary perspective of 3rd person convenient, the movie’s scenery chewing budget, and the ecology of MUTOs. Do
Rich gives a quick recap of last week’s episode, then teases February’s novelization: Godzilla (2014) by Greg Cox. Plus, we’ve thrown in a bonus (read: reposted) full episode discussing the novelization for Godzilla (1998)! Download Fistful o
Welcome back to another long awaited episode of the Novelization Realization Project. This time around, we’re talking about the novelization of Howard the Duck by Ellis Weiner. Rich is joined by Pete Matuszewski for this dubious undertaking, an
The Novelization Realization is back for season 2! Sorry for the down time faithful listener, but we’ve got an extra special episode to welcome you back. Rich is back and looking at Raider of the Lost Ark with movie connoisseur Adam Shreve. We’
Trying something new here on a podcast, we’re going to be posting smaller, easily digestible bits for each novelization. Today we’re starting to tackle the 1986 debacle Howard the Duck. Hope you really, really, really like duck puns! Downlo
I sit down with college radio pioneer Brandt Fundak and talk about the 2008 novelization of Iron Man by Peter David. We discuss the history of Marvel’s rebirth as a movie studio, Gwyneth Paltrow’s neck strength and go deep discussing Peter D
Where is this weeks episode? Details inside (spoiler: bronchitis) Download Status Update
Tom Merritt joins me for another week to do a quick rewrite delight freestyle session. We think of some of our favorite authors and rhapsodize on what movie novelizations they should write. Also make sure you check out Tom’s awesome podcast on
Podcaster, author and drive-in enthusiast Tom Merritt joins me as we discuss Star Wars by George “Alan Dean Foster” Lucas. We discuss how we were first introduced to the franchise, then move on to discuss Jawa rights, if its unfair to describ
I’m joined once again by Dylan Baldanza and we take a closer look at the literary qualify of Constantine. We read through a few passages, discuss their dubious merit, and most importantly, laugh. Download 6.5 Reading Constantine
I bro down with my good friend Dylan and talk about the 2005 “film” Constantine. Dylan brings a solid background knowledge of the comics that inspired the movie, so we can pinpoint how much of the baby was thrown out with the bathwater. We ta
Jennie Josephson rejoins me to do a rewrite delight freestyle, contemplating the best novelizations that will never be written, and why we’d want to see them. Download Rewrite Delight Freestyle, featuring Jennie Josephson
Jennie Josephson and I discuss George Gipe’s intriguing novelization of Back to the Future. We get into all the pertinent topics, we talk about screenwriting, basing the climax of a movie on sexual assault, and crusty old man neck. Follow Jen
I sat down with famed Novelizer (and author of note) Alan Dean Foster. We talk about how novelizations get done, what his creative process is like, his worst experience writing a novelization and what the future of literature holds in store.
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