Posted by JG on August 24, 2016 at 09:32:51 user JG.
In Reply to: Re: 2016 film, now that we've all seen it... posted by Tiss Flower on August 24, 2016 at 08:47:09:
Hello, Tiss. Yes, certainly, you shouldn't see the new film - don't worry - it's permitted not to! I agree 100% about what the genius of AR is, and you'll see my extremely similar thoughts (which I do believe that you'll like) about this on http://www.allthingsransome.net/literary/beckfoot.htm. So some people might say, given my credentials just above, 'Well, why is she enthusing about the film, then?' as in major ways it diverges from what I mark as special and brilliant about AR's books. I think I've answered this in other posts about the aim of TARS and about children nearly 100 years on, so I won't expand on it again here. It fulfils a role, and I believe a useful one, for the next-but-one generation, within the limited budget that was inevitably available and with attention inevitably to getting young audiences in. We continue of course to hope earnestly for a benevolent TARS millionaire one day to leave his fortune to the creation of a beautiful representation of our beloved books on-screen, including WH which always hovers near the top of my favourite-AR list. What a gift that would be.....
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