Re: New S&A Film

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Posted by Dave Thewlis on May 26, 2016 at 05:55:47 user dthewlis.

In Reply to: Re: New S&A Film posted by Alan Hakim on May 25, 2016 at 11:16:25:

I suppose the film folks could point out that "Tatty" was at least the name of the other mouse in the story rather than completely random, and so might possibly have been the name Mavin adopted.

What really surprises me (others have remarked on this) is how comparatively grown up the two eldest Swallows are, based on the pictures Alan posted. I'd put both of them at mid-teens. T*tty and Roger are both oldish but not so remarkably so.

This might not matter much in keeping true to the spirit of the story -- but it would make the kind of easy movement between reality and fantasy in the Swallows' talking with one another much less realistic I would think. Leading me to suspect the film crew might have abandoned that in favor of the Russian Spy fantasy as more believable for characters that are almost what would be called Young Adults today; i.e. not just because it's a current theme but because the characters would seem ridiculous suddenly talking about being abandoned on a desert island, or whatever.

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