Posted by Peter Ceresole on June 20, 2016 at 05:52:05 user PeterC.
In Reply to: Re: New Swallows and Amazons film trailer posted by Peter Hyland on June 19, 2016 at 11:10:11:
OK, I don't see S&A as a 'film noir' but surely there's room for a new approach - I mean really new.
Yes, of course. How about transferring it directly into the present time, emphasising the health and safety stuff, and modern "fear for the children" that now seems so common- probably due to present day crowding, so that the children would continually encounter people on their climbs and treks. And within that, have children that have read the books and are determined to have AR '30s-style adventures.
That could set up plenty of tensions that an audience could empathise with, including a critical view of our contemporary safety obsessions. Maybe they could befriend "dodgy" foreign children, say Syrians, who would be tainted with "terrorist" associations, who turn out to be absolutely nothing of the kind, just good friends who join in the adventures, to the doubts of their parents too. Resolution; they have their splendid adventure, enjoy themselves triumphantly and achieve great things despite general suspicion. Cragfast sheep saved, deportation order against Syrian parents suspended...
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