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From: Rob <>
Subject: Re: Rivals Race To Film 1066
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 14:57:10 -0800 (PST)
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On Dec 22, 4:27 pm, "John Briggs" <> wrote:
> Rob wrote:
> > On Dec 22, 12:01 pm, "John Briggs"
> > <> wrote:
> > > Rob wrote:
> > > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > > > > Peter,
> > > > > That would be "Lion in Winter" and it is also
> > > > > imprinted in my brain as well. Memory in fact
> > > > > summons nearly every scene 40 years from
> > > > > the first viewing. It is what they call now a Chick
> > > > > Flick. And I certainly hope
> > > > > "1066" will have the chick version in addition to a
> > > > > combat version for the male youngbloods who have
> > > > > converted the industry into glorified cartoon fest
> > > > > as we have seen in the "Beowulf" travesty.
> > > > I thought the last 2 Beowulf movies were nicely done
> > > > (the 3d animation version was scripted by Neil Gaiman
> > > > and Roger Avary) when it comes to some accurate
> > > > depictions of early medieval period and people of the
> > > > Dark Age Europe.
> > > A pity they butchered the story, then...
> > How so?
> It's difficult to summarise without leaving out important aspects, but here
> Making Grendel's mother the seducer of Hrothgar, and him the father of
> Doing away with the battle between Grendel's mother and Beowulf, which ends
> with her death;
> Making Beowulf the father of the dragon;
> Making Beowulf king of Heorot and changing Beowulf's funeral.
> They got themselves into this mess by working from the screenplays of
> previous adaptations and picking ideas up from there, rather than from the
> original poem...
> John Briggs
That's a matter of interpretations on Gaiman-Avary's part, after they
spent years working and researching on the script.
Read the interview with Gaiman and Avary on why they went into that
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