Posted by John Nichols on January 10, 2017 at 10:46:01 user Mcneacail.
In Reply to: Re: Passenger & Spelling? posted by John Nichols on January 10, 2017 at 10:34:37:
Like Robinson Crusoe and the SFR, the stranded guy is a mechanical engineer, so he has some skills, but not the "correct and complete skill set." He finally decides after a year alone to "wake up a girl." Adds to the plot, think 39 Steps girl added.
So we have an accident, is WS, we have the anchor lost. We have two, although 3 for a short while, people alone, and drifting through space, trying to work out how to manage, think WS and John and Susan getting to sea and safety. Did not PD say something about shores being dangerous?
There is the events to be dealt with, the kitten, being run down and one sees the same minor happenings in the Hollywood movie. They overcome adversity.
The ends are similar, everyone is safe and LHEA - think Cinderella.
So all the way through the movie, I had a good idea of the next stage as it was so close to WS. Instead of saving a drowning kitty, she saves the lost spaceman, etc...
I was just a bit intrigued as to why the lost couple did not have a couple of children and wake a few more up to make a village. Sensible thing to so and make for a sequel.
The interesting ethical issues in both are evident, do you leave an untrained or missing crew and wander off, in WS the Captain should never have left the boat - but that is just a personal opinion.
I purchased Swallows and Amazons DVD - had to get it from the UK Amazon, about 15 USD including postage.
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