• Pretty Much Pop 10 Examines Margaret Atwood's Nightmare Vision: The Handmaid's Tale

    8 days ago - By Open Culture

    010 8-23-19.mp3
    Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt take on both Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel plus the Bruce Miller/Hulu TV series through season 3. There's also a graphic novel and the 1990 film.
    We get into what's needed to move a novel to the screen like that: The character can't just remain passive as in the novel in order to keep us suffering with her past the first season as storytelling beyond the book begins. We talk about Atwood's funny neologisms that didn't make it into the show.
    How does race play into the story, and how should it? Is the story primarily a political...
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