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  • David Bratman
    Here s a report on the story behind Tim Powers On Stranger Tides being turned into a Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 6, 2009
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      Here's a report on the story behind Tim Powers' "On Stranger Tides" being
      turned into a "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie.

      http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2009/10/surprised-author-tim-powers-finds-himself-setting-sail-with-pirates-of-the-caribbean-.html

      If that link is too long, you may find it through here:
      http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/

      In the article, Tim says that his attitude to studio changes to the story
      will be "The book is still on the shelf." (Not if it's replaced by a
      novelization of the movie, something that's been known to happen.) A nice
      position if you can stick to it, but Tolkien couldn't, or he would have
      shrugged off the inane and needless changes of the Zimmerman script. A book
      on the shelf is a dead thing. Books don't exist on the shelf, but in the
      minds of their readers, and if the image in the reader's mind has been
      hijacked by a movie, the book is gone.
    • lynnmaudlin
      glad to know this info is now public - nice for us for Mythcon 41 with Tim as author GOH... {grin} -- Lynn --
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 27, 2009
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        glad to know this info is now public - nice for us for Mythcon 41 with Tim as author GOH... {grin}

        -- Lynn --


        --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, "David Bratman" <dbratman@...> wrote:
        >
        > Here's a report on the story behind Tim Powers' "On Stranger Tides" being
        > turned into a "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie.
        >
        > http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2009/10/surprised-author-tim-powers-finds-himself-setting-sail-with-pirates-of-the-caribbean-.html
        >
        > If that link is too long, you may find it through here:
        > http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/
        >
        > In the article, Tim says that his attitude to studio changes to the story
        > will be "The book is still on the shelf." (Not if it's replaced by a
        > novelization of the movie, something that's been known to happen.) A nice
        > position if you can stick to it, but Tolkien couldn't, or he would have
        > shrugged off the inane and needless changes of the Zimmerman script. A book
        > on the shelf is a dead thing. Books don't exist on the shelf, but in the
        > minds of their readers, and if the image in the reader's mind has been
        > hijacked by a movie, the book is gone.
        >
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