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lachoy (1663)

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I am actually Chris Winters; I am actually living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; I am actually married and have three cats. (Guess what one of them is named?) I am the "OpenInteract" guy, which could be good or bad.

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Wednesday May 01, 2002
11:57 PM

Dumb waste of time

[ #4597 ]

In crappier news, Captain Corelli's Mandolin is a steaming pile of poo. It was so bad that we not only couldn't believe that somebody wrote the dialogue, but that actors (some good ones!) actually spoke it. Eeek!

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  • Which is a shame really, because the book. while not as good as Louis De Bernier's other efforts was alright.

    There aren't that many good book to film translations out there, but I think one of the all time best has to be The Silence of the Lambs.
    It was done very well.
  • I agree, Silence of the Lambs was an excellent translation and an amazing film. Books to film are so difficult to do that it's easier to pick out the good ones and assume everything else is bad. It's not even that the movie leaves out parts of the book -- that's just going to happen unless the original is less than 100 pages or so. It's that the movie hits the same tone as the book, has the same rhythm.

    I usually don't even bother seeing the movie if I've read the book because I know I'll be disappointed.

    • I agree, Silence of the Lambs was an excellent translation and an amazing film.

      Yep. I think the only thing that was changed in the movie was that Hannibal's cell was on the other side of the hallway, and had iron bars instead of a plexiglass wall.

      Hannibal on the other hand was a different matter all together. I read it as soon as it came out, and I could never shake the sense that this book was explicitly written to not be made into a film. It was way too gory, even by hollywood standards. Nevert