Re: A better idea for a film...

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Posted by Patrick Fox on June 22, 2016 at 01:59:11 user PJF.

In Reply to: Re: A better idea for a film... posted by Mike Dennis on June 21, 2016 at 22:50:47:

Its a clever idea - the story seen from the perspective of the Amazons is significantly different. It does, however, end in "defeat" in the war, which probably means it works less well in narrative terms. And once the war is over, the two perspectives more or less become one anyway.

The thing that most annoys me about the new film - which, having seen the trailer, I don't think I'll be watching - is that rather than needing to vandalise the storyline of Swallows and Amazons itself the script writers could have used any of nine other existing stories starring the same characters which have not been filmed before. My eight year old daughter was asking just last night if there was not a film of Pigeon Post, and Sophie Neville's book reveals that unfilmed screenplays were written not just for that book but for Great Northern and Winter Holiday too, any of which I'd love to see on screen...


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