The latest Hollywood version really sucked. I have so far liked the movies that Guy Pearce has down that I have seen (_L.A. Confidential_ and _Memento_). This however is an awful hollywood-ization. I would have to agree with Mr. Filthy's review of it. I tend to agree with his appraisal that Hollywood seems to be full of grass fuckers (a new bit of crassness added to my patois
As a result I've started reading M. Dumas' work. Fortunately the Gutenberg Project has it. I'm barely into the first chapter and I like it much more than the movie.
What really bugs me is that without even having read the book I came to the conclusion it was a poor adaptation of the novel. I think Peter Jackson's work with LOTR has spoiled me. I know that movies are different from books but I also know that one could take a good novel and make it into a good film.
Well, enough ranting and procrastination. I have to get Apache and MySQL working properly on my win2k box and laptop so I can get some work done.