The Best of Merged Books and Movies
"Machiavelli's The Little Prince" - Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic
children's tale as presented by Machiavelli. The whimsy of human nature is
embodied in many delightful and intriguing characters, all of whom are executed.
"Green Eggs and Hamlet" - Would you kill him in his bed? Thrust a dagger
through his head? I would not, could not, kill the King. I could not do
that evil thing. I would not wed this girl, you see. Now get her to a nunnery.
And the Winner of the Dancing Critter:
"Fahrenheit 451 of the Vanities" - An '80s yuppie is denied books. He
does not object, or even notice. (Mike Long, Burke)
"Where's Walden?"- Alas, the challenge of locating Henry David Thoreau in
each richly-detailed drawing loses its appeal when it quickly becomes clear that he is always in the woods.
"Catch-22 in the
probably flunk out of prep school, but if you're flunking out of prep
school, you're probably not insane.
(Brendan Beary, Great Mills)
"2001: A Space Iliad"- The Hal 9000 computer wages an insane 10-year war against the Greeks after falling victim to the Y2K bug.
(Joseph Romm, Washington)
"Rikki-Kon-Tiki-Tavi"- Thor Heyerdahl recounts his attempt to prove
Rudyard Kipling's theory that the mongoose first came
"The Maltese Faulkner" - Is the black bird a tortured symbol of Sam's
>struggles with race and family? Does it signify his decay of soul along
>with the soul of the Old South? Is it merely a crow, mocking his attempts
>to understand? Or is it worth a cool mil? (Thad Humphries, Warrenton)
"Jane Eyre Jordan" - Plucky English orphan girl survives hardships to lead
the Chicago Bulls to the NBA championship.
(Dave Pickering, Bowie)
"Looking for Mr. Godot"- A young woman waits for Mr. Right to enter her
life. She has a loooong wait.
(Jonathan Paul, Garrett Park)
"The Scarlet Pimpernel Letter" - An 18th-century English nobleman leads a
double life, freeing comely young adulteresses from the prisons of
"Lorna Dune" - An English farmer, Paul Atreides, falls for the daughter of
a notorious rival clan, the Harkonnens, and pursues a career as a giant
worm jockey in order to impress her.
"The Remains of the Day of the Jackal" - A formal English butler puts his
loyalty to his employer above all else, until he is persuaded to join a
plot to assassinate Charles deGaulle.
"The Invisible Man of
elixir which renders him invisible. He proceeds to go on a mad rampage of
corruption and terror, attacking innocent people in the streets and all
the while singing "To fight the Invisible Man!" until he is finally
stopped by a windmill.
"Singing in the Black Rain"- A gang of vicious Japanese druglords beat the
shit out of Gene Kelly.
"Fiddlemarch" - Emotionally dessicated medievalist Dr. Casaubon is
transformed when everyone in the town reveals that they are jewish and
start to dance and sing a lot.
"Of Three Blind Mice and Men" - Burgess Meredith has his limbs hacked off
by a psychopathic farmer's wife. Did you ever see such a sight in your
"Planet of the Grapes of Wrath" - Astronaut lands on mysterious planet,
only to discover that it is his very own home planet of Earth, which has
been taken over by the Joads, a race of dirt-poor corn farmers who
miraculously developed rudimentary technology and evolved the ability to
speak after exposure to nuclear radiation.
eternity in a flying saucer with a goofy robot, an evil scientist, and 2
"The Exorstentialist" - Camus psychological thriller about a priest who
casts out a demon by convincing it that there's really no purpose to what