“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” Gives an Unlikely Lesson in Adaptation, is Awesome While Doing So

by Mary Kate Costigan

As a teenager, I once made a list of inaccuracies between Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and its movie counterpart. I got to 67 items and decided this meant that the film was worthless. It also probably meant that I needed to get outside more.

It’s strange to value an adaptation primary based on how closely it resembles its source materials, but that seems to be what we do. It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that the book is always better than the movie because the movie has to leave out so much detail simply by virtue of being a different medium. Wh...

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