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Welcome to the new Christian America: Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy will, according to the Times, have all references to God and Church excised. Which boggles my mind, and makes me very sad. The article also points out that Tom Stoppard, the original screenwriter for the project, has been "dumped and his draft shelved."

It's like filming Moby Dick without the whale.

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brainstormfront
Dec. 10th, 2004 01:00 am (UTC)
Who knows? Still haven't read these myself, but there are ways to adapt novels while varying wildly from the source.

The bookish you will enjoy both THE NINTH GATE (movie by Polanski) and THE CLUB DUMAS (Arturo Perez Reverte's novel). Central figure is the same but rather than have to explain lots of stuff about 19th publishing and The Three Musketeers, they beefed up a subplot and made it more streamlined. To paraphrase Monte's review: "It's about books written by the devil, smoking, and it has Johnny Depp in it." :)

I'm still amazed that I love both the film and the movie and understand exactly why they did what they did. After all, it's a lot easier to say "This book is written by the devil" and hook your wagon to that as you need little more explanation than that.

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