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This means war....

Okay, first go and read my friend andrewducker's post on the new Hollywood take on the greatest book ever The Three Musketeers.
http://andrewducker.livejournal.com/2367811.html?view=17160515#t17160515

Watched it? Okay.

All right, that's it, Hollywood, I'm taking away your X-Box. And your Wii. And your trousers. You only get them back when you learn to Respect The Bloody Books. You're turning Miss Marple into an American sex-pot, too, I gather. You ruined The Little White Horse with sparkly sentiment and cloying faux Englishness. You don't get to play in the European literary sand box any more.

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inamac
Mar. 30th, 2011 09:09 am (UTC)
Somehow I didn't think that you'd be enamoured of this film when it crossed your radar ;)

No amount of black leather, puffy shirts, tight trousers and long swords can really make up for improbable weapons, bizarre accents and (shudder) 3D.

Looks like they saw Ritchie's Holmes but missed the bit about actually reading the book...

I'm just grateful they've not got their hands on Prisoner of Zenda
caffeine_fairy
Mar. 30th, 2011 09:11 am (UTC)
Have you seen what they're doing to Miss Marple? *shudder*
inamac
Mar. 30th, 2011 09:19 am (UTC)
I can't say that I'm particularly protective of Christie (though there are enough US female detectives they can mess about with if they want to), but I am torn about The Eagle (not, apparently, 'of the Ninth' which is in some ways a blessing and distancing from the original book). Should go and see it before criticising, but, OTOH, do I want to encourage them?
la_marquise_de_
Mar. 30th, 2011 09:31 am (UTC)
Oh, they will. They own everything, remember?

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