Whether you’re visiting for the first time or just looking to make an informed deep dive into the Primer’s archive, these posts are a great place to start.
Film genres phase in and out of relevancy. They rise and they fall. One such genre that has dissipated into lesser popularity is westerns. But are westerns dead? Have modern […]
Regardless of the kind of Western 3:10 to Yuma unfolds as, there is little doubt that the story is a Western, and I have never enjoyed Westerns. However, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the short story written by Elmore Leonard, and I know why.
It seems like the shorter the source material is, the better adaptations are. “The Maltese Falcon” was a great novella, and for all intents and purposes was a very good […]
King is one of the most renowned writers alive today. The Body, though, is a prime example of why Stephen King is as acclaimed as he is today: he writes about what he knows best.
If you’re familiar with Stephen King and his work, The Body and Stand By Me might seem pretty tame compared to his more, let’s call it, outlandish work. His stories […]
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a film that shines in the hearts of many even today, nearly 60 years after its release. However, as I was watching it, there was an overwhelming sense of “I should not be watching this.”
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is something that I’m still processing. I am not typically one to enjoy movies focused on love, specifically romantic, but as I’ve gotten older it has become […]
It Had To Be Murder The short story It Had To Be Murder was a short story published in Dime Detective magazine. You’re probably thinking “a dime? that’s cheap!” You […]
While many elements were changed from short story to film and each had varying importance, there was one part of the story that didn’t change from page to screen at all which was, personally, the most well-written and well-filmed element by Woolrich and Hitchcock: the rear window.
Storytelling, no matter the medium, is my greatest passion. In fact, I love it so much, I co-host and produce a weekly podcast with one of my best friends, SWU […]
The Maltese Falcon. A detective story from 1931 written by Dashiell Hammett. The book is widely regarded as a classic among detective fiction, and the third film adaptation of the […]
Detective stories, especially gritty, noir-inspired ones, have always intrigued me but never been a genre I have passionately sought after. The extent of my experience is the modern renditions of […]