Posted by John Wilson on August 12, 2017 at 02:30:20 user hugo.
In Reply to: Re: S&A 2016 film in New Zealand plus trailer posted by Mike Field on August 07, 2017 at 16:10:46:
Have seen the 2016 S&A film which was quite good; there was some clapping at the end. Set in Summer 1935, and Ted (Daddy) was in Hong Kong. Titty is Tatty and Susan (but not Tatty) wears shorts.
More arguing between John and Susan than there were in the book, and John calls Roger a duffer twice (which he never does in the book). Roger did manage to lose Johnís knife and to fall overboard from Swallow! And would Susan lose a hamper of food overboard when going to the island? The Swallows have binoculars not a telescope.
Introducing the Russian spies who are after Jim enables the film to star a vintage motorcycle sidecar combo and a seaplane, plus a chase along the roof of the steam train carriages! Rio must have had a production of The Mikado on, going by all the Japanese costumes in a procession.
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