Re: New S&A Film

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Posted by Magnus Smith on May 09, 2016 at 23:09:39 user Magnus.

In Reply to: New S&A Film posted by Mike Dennis on May 07, 2016 at 00:47:28:

To which I want to ask him 'Why?'

1. There is already a film made from the book. Who would fund another film with the exact same plot? Who would go to watch another film with the same plot?

2. This film is not for the hard-core Ransome maniacs like us. It is for the general public in the year 2016.

Nick Barton could be in love with S&A as much as you, or he might have read it disinterestedly once. It would not make a difference to how he produced this film. He has no option but to make a profit, based on the current market. (It can still be a work of love.)

Harcore fans can, of course, say they'd rather there was no new film at all. To do so means rejecting a means of sharing the story with a new potential audience. Some will come to read the book, via the film. Many won't, but at least the story will be shared.

I probably won't go to see the film, just as I deliberately avoided the recent musical adaptation. I'm still glad the story will give enjoyment to a new audience.

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