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Re: Tim Powers meets Johnny Depp

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  • lynnmaudlin
    glad to know this info is now public - nice for us for Mythcon 41 with Tim as author GOH... {grin} -- Lynn --
    Message 1 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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