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Frankenstein Recommendations

Book Cover of Frankenstein

Claire

A Movie Adaptation for Your Consideration: It just doesn’t get better than the 1931 Frankenstein, the  monster movie of all monster movies. This flick popularized the idea of the monster as a green dude with bolts in his neck, and was so iconically played by Boris Karloff that no image of the monster has ever been able to overtake or even hold a candle to the cultural influence wrought by Karloff’s shambler. Truly unmissable! 

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Podcast Episodes

Episode 16, May 27th, 2020

Haddy posing for Wishbonafide Episode 16

Do you love crazy rampaging monsters with existential crises? Do you enjoy tiny dog scientists and discussion of their outfits? Then Wishbonafide’s Episode 16 about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Wishbone’s “Frankenbone” is for you! Featuring guest Haddy!  

Watch parts 1 & 2 of the TV show.

About Our Guest

Haddy is a woman making faces and telling facts on the internet. She is also known as @the_madhadder on TikTok where she tells people useless information that nobody asked for! (Jk) She also has a BA in Theatre Performance and is a lover of literature, music. nostalgic television, cartoons, and animals. Watch as she spreads the madness one useless fact at a time!

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A Tale of Two Cities Recommendations

Book cover of A Tale of Two Cities

Erin

For those who enjoyed the historical french side of A Tale of Two Cities, I would recommend checking out the wildly over the top, but oh so fun film Marie Antoinette (2006) directed by Sophia Coppola. It is a lovely film not so historically accurate, but bright and entertaining and will transport you to historical France. 

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Episode 15, May 20th, 2020

Erin, Claire, and Rory jumping for joy in Wishbonafide Episode 15.

The third time’s the charm they say, but we love having co-producer, Rory Nachbar, on the show every time! Wishbonafide Episode 15 hits up Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities and Wishbone’s “A Tail of Two Sitters.

Watch parts 1 & 2 of the TV show.

About Our Guest

Rory used to live with Erin and Claire in college with great happiness, and is therefore delighted that she can share this podcast experience with them. She works as a Digital Communications Specialist for Johns Hopkins University and spends her free time developing content and promoting Wishbonafide. When she isn’t on adventures with her co-producers, you can find her curled up with a good book or crafting and painting while binging crime dramas. 

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Silas Marner Recommendations

Book Cover of Silas Marner, by George Eliot

Claire

A Movie Adaptation for Your Consideration: Masterpiece Theater’s 1985 adaptation for TV starring Ben Kingsley! So stately. So stalwart in his silent suffering of trials. Not the most attractive Benny’s ever been, though, but still a great performance.

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Podcast Episodes

Episode 14, May 13th, 2020

Image of Alecsa Kazenas, Claire McCrea, and Erin Venable on Zoom for Wishbonafide Episode 14.

We’ve finally found gold in Wishbonafide Episode 14! Claire and Erin sit down again in 2020 for the first time in three years to record a new new episode on Silas Marner by George Eliott and Wishbone’s episode, “Golden Retrieved,” with special guest Alecsa Kazenas!  

Watch parts 1, 2 and 3 of the TV episode.

About Our Guest

Alecsa Kazenas is a 5th grade teacher and full-time word nerd in New York, New York. She has a penchant for words you only hear once a year and knows way too much about cheese. She loves her students with her whole heart because they are, quite obviously, the best!

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Recommendations

Book Cover of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo

Erin

My first recommendation is the musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber The Phantom of the Opera. The 2004 adaptation is a very decent film version starring Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler. It is a work based on the novel by Gaston Leroux the Phantom of the Opera and covers the theme of an outcast trying to find his place. It is also a very tragic story  of a disfigured man and elements similar to this one and has hauntingly beautiful music. 

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Podcast Episodes

Episode 13, May 6th, 2020

Guest Annie Malady poses with Claire McCrea and Erin Venable in front of a tree for Wishbonafide Episode 13

SANCTUARY! We could’ve used it after Wishbonafide Episode 13 was said and done, featuring Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Wishbone’s “The Hunchdog of Notre Dame” – with guest Annie Malady! 

Watch parts 1 and 2 of the TV episode.

About Our Guest

Annie Malady is a graduate student at Boston College. They enjoy long hikes, hanging out with their puppy, and drinking lots of coffee. Annie is very excited to be a included in the Wishbonafide adventures and getting to share their thoughts about classic 90s tropes and wonderful pieces of literature.

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Ivanhoe Recommendations

Book Cover of Ivanhoe, by Walter Scott

Claire

A Movie Adaptation for Your Consideration: The 1952 Ivanhoe, directed by Richard Thorpe and starring none other than Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, and Joan Fontaine. It’s quality mid century American period fantasy and won plenty of awards and praise to prove it. A regular proto-blockbuster, and generally straightforward as far as adaptations go! 

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