Re: [mythsoc] Re: The Mouse vs. the Lion
- "The Yeti !" wrote:
>I'm not the original poster, but ... Yeah, I could live with
> --- In email@example.com, "Ginger McElwee" <gingermc@c...>
> > The bottom line is that I don't like the idea of reducing the
> > richness of a book to the image of a movie.
> So I gather from the last line of this that you think that NO book
> should ever be turned into a film (or TV programme, etc)?
> [Or at least unless the author who wrote the book is also wrote AND
> directed the filmed version ?]
> Well, that explains so much.
that. Easily. Let the film makers work with film scripts that
are specifically written for =their= medium, to take advantage of
its strengths =as= a medium, that will have the right amount of
plot, that will be conceived visually, etc. IMHO the best films
are ones that are conceived and created =as= films, rather than
as adaptations of something else.