744AW: [Clive Cussler fan club] Steve Zahn = Bad Fit for Al
- Jan 14, 2005"Raise the Titanic" was a rather boring movie indeed. After I'd read some
Clive Cussler novels including raise the Titanic I was so excited to watch
the movie on TV...but I was deeply disappointed. It lacked the excitement
and action of the novel, and Jason Robards as Admiral Sandecker and Richard
Donner as Dirk Pitt were very bad choises. As was M.Emmet Walsh as Al
I think it's very difficult to turn a Cussler novel into a movie. Either you
have too much dialogue and too little action, or you have too much action
and effects and too little dialogue. Well, I think in order to hook the
movie audiences around the world who haven't read Clive Cussler yet (most of
the movie fans haven't, I presume) the movie will have to be full of nail
biting action, suspense and impressive special effects. That's what folks
want. But the story itself will probably be pushed far into the background.
Let's wait and see...I'm looking forward to seeing Sahara...(which is one of
my favourite Cussler novels and one of the most exciting. I bought it during
one of my visits to England and it holds lots of memories for me as most of
Clive's books do...)
Von: Jerry Matthews [mailto:hjm8163@...]
Gesendet: Freitag, 14. Januar 2005 15:54
Betreff: Re: [Clive Cussler fan club] Steve Zahn = Bad Fit for Al
I think Zahn was a bad choice also. I guess we'll just
have to wait and see when the movie comes out. He
definitely doesn't look like Dr Cussler's description
of Al. I hope he is not there just for comic relief.
Al is one of my favorite characters. In the books you
always get the impression that Al is just as capable
as Pitt. I have thought for along time that a book
with Giordino as the main character would be just as
interesting as the Dirk Pitt or Kurt Austin books, or
even better a story with Zavala & Giordino as the main
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