Screen cap from promotional trailer
form y Big Little Lies series - publisher   film/TV  
Adaptation of Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty 2014 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Big Little Lies
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An adaptation of Liane Moriarty's novel of parents whose lives unravel after the annual trivia night at the beachside primary school Pirriwee Public ends in a riot, leaving one parent dead.

The adaptation moves the location to California.

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‘Big Little Lies’ Bursts the Bubble Claire Corbett , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly Blog , May 2017;

'Why the TV adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel is not trashy soap but compelling drama.'

Desolate Housewives Helen Razer , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 22-28 April 2017;
'From the designer clothes to the covetable houses to the A-list cast, Big Little Lies is a quality potboiler. But beyond the gloss, the series explores deeper social issues in a refreshingly nuanced way.'
‘Sex and the City’ in Hell Francine Prose , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The New York Review of Books , 6 April 2017;
'On the surface, the popular HBO miniseries Big Little Lies would appear to be nothing but surface: scenic shots of picturesque Monterey, California; multi-million-dollar mansions with panoramic ocean views; stylishly dressed families eating breakfast at kitchen islands the size of many Manhattan kitchens; the melodrama of soap opera ratcheted up by the same narrative hook—a murder has been committed, but a chorus of peripheral characters debate who the killer might have been, and coyly refuse to tell us who was killed—used by several other premium-channel series (The Affair, True Detective) to inspire viewers to keep choosing their shows over the other available Sunday-night distractions.' (Introduction)
Has the Satire and Humour of Big Little Lies Been Lost in Translation? Ella Donald , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 23 March 2017;
'The Australian novel has been adapted for US screens, leaving behind both Sydney’s northern beaches and the nuance.'
Big Little Lies : Kidman and Witherspoon Shine in Masterly Twist on Desperate Housewives Lucy Mangan , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 17 February 2017;
'Bitchy mums, sexy dads, puppet sex and murder. What more could you want?'
Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon's Adaptation of Aussie Bestseller Big Little Lies Gets a Steamy Trailer Rod Moran , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 17 October 2016;
'The unlikely inspiration for what might be the US's next hit TV series? The dark suburban undercurrents of Sydney's wealthy North Shore. ...'
Australian Producer Takes Women to Heart in New Series Karl Quinn , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 20 November 2016; (p. 13)
Stars Align for Moriarty Drama Karl Quinn , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 20 November 2016; (p. 6)
Producer Bruna Papandrea Tackles Hollywood Sexism with Big Little Lies Karl Quinn , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 19 November 2016;
'"I want to keep putting women at the centre of stories, and giving our daughters examples of what women can be," says Bruna Papandrea, the Australian-born, Hollywood-based producer of Gone Girl, Wild, Pom-zom-rom-com Warm Bodies and the hotly anticipated HBO series Big Little Lies. ...'
Gap Closes as Stars Reap Rewards of Small Screen Roles Neala Johnson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 October 2016; (p. 49)
Last amended 18 Sep 2017 09:12:52
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