Re: New S&A Film

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Posted by Peter Hyland on May 23, 2016 at 02:14:36 user Peter_H.

In Reply to: Re: New S&A Film posted by Mike Field on May 22, 2016 at 14:13:17:

I certainly agree that the 1974 film was a masterpiece, but I don’t agree that after 42 years no one should have another go at an S&A film. If I were a film director, and could get the funding, I’d love to have a go. I wouldn’t alter any of the plot unless I absolutely had to, but I would try to approach it in a different way from Claude Whatham, using camera angles for effect, different timing, modern but hopefully sympathetic scripting, different mood music – maybe more modern and spare. Hand-held camera footage, maybe some judicious CGI, particularly if I decided to film a version of ‘We Didn’t Mean . .’ (a book which is begging for dramatisation). Intrusions like Russian spies etc would just be irrelevant.

Of course, if I couldn't get the funding, I wouldn't do it. I'd watch the 1974 DVD.

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