Re: 2016 Film - Another Review

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Posted by Mike Dennis on August 21, 2016 at 02:00:06 user MTD.

In Reply to: 2016 Film posted by Mike Dennis on August 14, 2016 at 02:55:35:

There is a review today in The Sunday Times (London) by Camilla Long, which if you are used to her humour is quite positive.

The she admits to having been a 'Blyton child' rather than a 'Ransome child' herself and makes much of the silliness of the Titty name change.

She argues that Blyton deliberately used children's names that were double entendres whereas Ransome

"...presumably went to his grave not knowing why having both a Roger and a Titty in his Swallows and Amazons books was so funny. All gone now ... Titty has been exterminated by a faceless committee that is frightened children might be tempted to laugh."

Long goes on to comment on the addition of 39 Steps type action as

"... a blustering, preposterous addition that feels weird, but largely works."

She joins a number of reviewers who claim to know nothing of the books but makes a couple of points which show she does (or perhaps has just read the PR material she received!)

Unfortunately, to read more you need to buy the paper or get through a paywall!

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