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Connections: When should the classics be modernized?


When – if ever – should the classics be modernized? In a recent piece for the Atlantic Monthly, David Sims argues that the new Cinderella film available on Amazon Prime is “a mess”. Sims writes, “Like the worst modernizations, Cinderella feels like the result of out-of-touch executives trying to identify the hip new thing.”

Is Sims being overly critical? What are the characteristics of a successful adaptation? We discuss these questions and more with our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.