Wednesday, 25 May 2011


Most films are adaptations from popular and sometimes low-key novels. In this regard it's interesting to consider how successful a film managed to recreate the tone of the novel.

Considering the varied success of film adaptations, I will resort to the film Choke (2008) which was made as an adaptation from the Fight Club author, Chuck Palahniuk's book with the same title; Choke. The mixed reviews from critics regarding this film is rather interesting considering that the novel was incredibly convincing in the way that the story was given through to the reader.

Taking into account what was said about the film Choke in a Rotten Tomatoes consensus; "While bolstered by strong performances from Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston, Choke struggles to capture the tone of Chuck Palahniuk's novel.", it is clear how a film can break a novel and how important it is to separate the differing 'mediums' from each other.

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