Re: New Swallows and Amazons film trailer

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Posted by Peter Ceresole on June 19, 2016 at 01:37:46 user PeterC.

In Reply to: Re: New Swallows and Amazons film trailer posted by Peter Hyland on June 18, 2016 at 13:25:35:

No, but if it isn't an improvement then it ought to be different

From the trailer it does look pretty different. Some similar elements, but a completely different feel. The 1974 film was deliberately idyllic, very gentle cup-of-tea Englishness, and it worked very well.
This one looks (as far as you can tell from a trailer) more brassy, shinier. Different emphasis.

This is a film, not a Sunday evening 'period costume' TV serial.

I'd say the historical TV serials are nowadays often more true to life, have more philosophy behind them and are better written than cinema films. Much of that having to do with them having more time, over several episodes, to tell their stories.
We'll have to see. I'm afraid that this is a case of "Hurry up and wait".

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