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A podcast discussing the novel and the film and television adaptations of Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

In September we brought you a Modern Life podcast in which host Tabby Pawlitzki talked to Laura Varnam about the novel The Scapegoat and its two film adaptations. 

Today we are linking you to another of the Modern Life podcasts.  This time Tabby is talking to Kaylee Gwyn, who can be found at https://www.instagram.com/literarypengwyns/, they discuss Daphne du Maurer’s novel Jamaica Inn and the problematic 1939 Hitchcock film adaptation, which moves away from Daphne’s story considerably.  They also talk about the two television miniseries adaptations from 1983 and 2014 and how they relate to the novel.  They look at the historical accuracy of life in Cornwall, beautifully described in the book, but lost in all the adaptations.  They also talked about the fact that Jamaica Inn is not a romantic novel, and yet the adaptations try to pull the story into the direction of romance.  

To listen to the podcast, click here: https://www.modernlifepodcast.com/podcast/episode/90be069a/jamaica-inn

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