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The Return Of Monsterpiece Theatre
December 12, 2007
Vulture: X-Files star Gillian Anderson has been named the new host of PBS' Masterpiece Theatre. She's expected to be more skeptical of the masterpieces than previous hosts. Personally, I think they should've stuck with Alistair Cookie. --Christopher Orr
Women in Danger
January 15, 2001
By now it is a rule of thumb (well, my thumb, anyway) that a chief problem in filming a first-class novel is its prose. Other matters are much easier to deal with: extracting the plot, condensing it (usually necessary), and possibly rearranging it. But the better the novel, the less important is this plot-processing. The big trouble is in transmuting the very organism of a work in one art into another organism.