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|Posted on Thursday, January 02, 2003 - 03:18 pm: |
Carey ... I simply don't understand all the raving about Reign of Fire. I felt, at best, it had potential. I am a HUGE fan of "period pieces" where set design and costuming is a definite art form. I think that the screenwriter attempted to cover too much material in too little time so that the story did not seem plausible to me. Or perhaps it was the director who was to blame. Who knows? All I do know is that I was left with the feeling of, "What the ...?" Christian Bale must be a very good actor because everytime I see him I can only think of the racist character that he portrayed in Shaft (another movie that had potential).
As far as the whole book-to-movie strand, I NEVER want to see books go to the big screen and DEFINITELY not the little screen. If I truly enjoy a book I want to hold onto the feelings and images that I created through the work of the author.
In general, the movie that was inspired by a book is a pale representation of the author's words. I did think that The Dead Zone (certainly not the series!) stayed true to King's words. As for The Color Purple, I think that the two works, independent of each other, were very enjoyable.
I hope you and your family had a safe and enjoyable holiday season. I've missed you and Miss Ann!
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