19804Re: Dawn Treader
- May 29, 2008I actually think it *could* be done well, with a REALLY good director
and an inspired script! Have you seen "Amazing Grace" by Apted? Mike
Glyer & I went together (Diana was busy elsewhere that day) and we
came out and Mike said, "who knew you could make a compelling movie
about moving a law through Parliament?"
So if anyone is capable of making an effective episodic Narnia film, I
think Apted would be among the few.
I know, I'm an optimist and I live in hope...!
-- Lynn --
--- In email@example.com, David Emerson <emerdavid@...> wrote:
> >From: Lynn Maudlin <lynnmaudlin@...>
> >And thus far Narnia has suffered similar Jacsonification ("gee, there
> >aren't enough battle sequences in 'Prince Caspian' and if we strip out
> >all the Bacchus stuff and all the 'following Aslan even if nobody else
> >can see Him' stuff, there's not much story there... I know, let's have
> >another battle! yeah!!"). I have some hopes for 'Voyage of the Dawn
> >Treader' because they're going with Michael Apted (directed 'Amazing
> >Grace' on Wilberforce) and a different screenwriter - still, it could
> >be so badly mangled... *shudder*
> The 2 problems with "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" are (1) it is very
episodic, rather than a single-goal type of story that most of the
other books are; and (2) so much of the important "action" is interior
to the characters. My great fear is that the filmmakers deal with #1
by uneven pacing (spending far too much time on the slave traders, the
sea serpent, and whatever they decide to invent), and with #2 by
jettisoning all the spritiual/emotional dimension and replacing it
with action (see #1).
> It's too bad. "Dawn Treader" is my favorite book of the seven, but
it's the least film-worthy IMHO.
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