Sleepy Hollow – Lost in Adaptation

The Lost in Adaptation November Nanos begin again with Tim Burtons attempt at adapting Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

About The Dom

Reviewer of games, TV shows and movies. The Dom also likes to look at film adaptations of books and talk about what got lost transitioning from page to screen.


  1. Having read the book, it was ambiguous about whether or not the Headless Horseman was a fake or not. It did imply that it was Brom who did it but it was vague enough that “Ichabod was offed by a killer ghost” is a valid interpretation, in my opinion.

  2. Gosh. Sometimes I just love Tim Burton’s style but this movie just doesn’t appeal to me.

  3. The Disney animated cartoon based on the story is a riot. My family watches it every Halloween.

  4. Technically, this one isn’t even ‘in name’ (though it’s close: Sleepy Hollow vs The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow).

    Ages ago, I once asked that you make your list of ‘read the book / saw the movie’ less ambiguous with either ‘did both’ or ‘did neither’. I’ve noticed you’ve been doing that now – thank you.
    (In this case, I’m ‘both’.)

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