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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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la_marquise_de_
Mar. 31st, 2011 03:37 pm (UTC)
I don't mind some liberties -- the Lester films are a good example, as is Valmont (a lower budget version of Les Liaisons Dangereuses which came out around the same timeas the Glenn Close version, which I found static, and which took considerable liberties with the plot while being much truer to the spirit). What I mind is the 'throw it out and redo it' attitude that seems to prevail sometimes. And I don't have as much faith as you in Davies, as he has form on speaking of his ability to 'improve' books he's adapted, which is I find a little arrogant. I don't want line-by-line fidelity, but a bit more care, attention and respect -- and less Americanisation, sometimes -- would be nice.
swisstone
Mar. 31st, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
Fair enough. And yes, Davies is an arrogant sod (though with some reason to be), but I think the more jaw-dropping nonsense in that trailer (will Orlando Bloom actually twirl his moustache?) is nothing to do with him.

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