Re: New S&A Film

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Posted by Peter Ceresole on May 22, 2016 at 03:04:03 user PeterC.

In Reply to: Re: New S&A Film posted by Peter Hyland on May 16, 2016 at 01:39:42:

Sorry- coming to this a bit late but...

I simply do not buy this idea that people will only go to the cinema if there is a shoot-up, or a car chase or whatever in the film.

That's clearly true, but more people will go to see it, or at least the producers must feel that experience shows that they will, if it has those elements in it.
And when you're playing with substantial chunks of money, and trying to get other people on side to contribute, and they are looking at the same statistics of audience and profits as you are, then the importance of faithfulness to the original AR story will tend to fade.
Of course, Whatham did an extraordinary job of doing a faithful AR version, stunningly accurate in terms of mood and feel. So there's always the DVD...

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