Tuesday, October 18, 2005

grumbledy grump

Yes. I love Pride and Prejudice.
Yes. I will go see this new version.

But for the love of Pete, there are two really good adaptations of this novel and a couple of really good movies based on or inspired by it.

How about a film version of the last story in "The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing?"
Or a film version of "Shampoo Planet?"
Or "Written on the Body?"
How about a film version of "The DragonSinger?"


fishlamp said...

I hate how the studios are just a big recycling bin lately. An original storyline? A movie based off of a different novel? Using actors who can really act instead of just bring in $$$ from their popluarity? All out the window.

MomVee said...

I am so with you. And as not-so-big-R. pointed out, this movie cannot possibly be as good as the BBC adaptaion because a) it is not 10 hours long and b) no Colin Firth. Okay, I pointed out b.

searchingforMrDarcy said...

Ah yes the big quandry, do we go see the short hollywood version. But on the somewhat original side, I did got see "In her Shoes". Toni Colette was awesome as usual. Cameron Diaz was OK but she looked awful. Oh and the book is much better. The movie is way depressing for 1/2-3/4.

Jay said...

It is a little baffling why the same ones are redone and redone and redone.

thephoenixnyc said...

How about a film version of Crime and Punishment? Ra!

ergo said...

fishlamp: Easy now. If they did that folks might actually stop pirating movies and actually pay for them.

Momvee: Colin Firth is dreamy.

SFMD: "In Her Shoes" is on my list to rent while boyfriend's out of town.

Jay: Perhaps they are going with the May West adage: "Too much of a good thing is wonderful."

Thephoenixnyc: Serious movie, Dude. Would be cool to see.