Posted by Peter Hyland on May 15, 2016 at 06:41:07 user Peter_H.
In Reply to: Re: New S&A Film posted by Magnus Smith on May 14, 2016 at 09:34:50:
Magnus – I follow your logic OK. But – you stop where the people who have seen the film go find the book. What happens then? Instead of bang bang - bullets flying, they find a plot that is concerned with John resenting being called a liar, Susan vexed because the potatoes won’t cook, and Titty swotting up French irregular verbs as a holiday task. James Bond it is not. Ransome set his stories in reality – on what would probably concern children on holiday in the Lakes. You don’t expect to see an armed Russian spy on High Topps for heaven’s sake, but how alarming it was to see a strange man making paint marks. This is the charm of Ransome – it is delicate, and it can be ‘period’, but how precious it is! Can it survive the sickening diet of violence which is presented and expected on today’s media?
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