Category Archives: Versus Machine – A Comparison of Great Things

The Versus Machine takes on two works of art, one source material and one adaptation, and processes it through to discover the differences and similarities of the two. Whether those differences are good or bad is up to you!

V for Vendetta (The Graphic Novel) VERSUS V for Vendetta (The 2005 Movie)



Remember, remember, The Versus Machine Podcast in November – and the New Year! Don’t miss out on OUR contrast and comparison session of V for Vendetta (The Graphic Novel) VERSUS V For Vendetta (the feature film from 2005) tonite! Tell us what YOU think here and we’ll include details inside our ALL FAN INPUT later … Continue reading V for Vendetta (The Graphic Novel) VERSUS V for Vendetta (The 2005 Movie)


Cycle Of The Werewolf (The Novella) Versus Silver Bullet (The Film)



Stephen King has a body of work that is ripe for adaptation. Over the decades many of his short stories and novels have been adapted into everything from feature films, television miniseries and even comic books. Depending on their faithfulness to the source material, those adaptations run the gauntlet of being surprisingly good to painfully … Continue reading Cycle Of The Werewolf (The Novella) Versus Silver Bullet (The Film)


The Shining (The Book) VERSUS The Shining (The 1980 Movie)



What could be more disturbing than reading through Stephen King’s “The Shining?” Well, how about a viewing of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining?” Well – we’ve got that beat. How about an Axe Murderer, and a Sorcerer, COMPARING “The Shining” (The Book) & “The Shining” (The Movie)? That’s what we’ve got and it’s not just a … Continue reading The Shining (The Book) VERSUS The Shining (The 1980 Movie)


Watchmen (The Graphic Novel) VERSUS Watchmen (The 2009 Movie)



Graphic novels and graphic novel movies have been a staple of American culture since the golden age of comics. They have steadily become the most interesting and hotly debated of cinematic exploits. To talk about a time when movies made us feel like we knew superheroes is to talk about a time when cinema ruled … Continue reading Watchmen (The Graphic Novel) VERSUS Watchmen (The 2009 Movie)


The Great Gatsby (The Book) VERSUS The Great Gatsby (The 2013 Movie)



In terms of the American Dream, it does not get better than F. Scott Fitzgerald. He unique vision of a time when climbing to the top meant knocking someone else down, he, more so than other of his time, understood that not everything was as it seemed. While all of his stories embody this image, … Continue reading The Great Gatsby (The Book) VERSUS The Great Gatsby (The 2013 Movie)