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Old 08-06-2007, 08:27 PM
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I heard.
Haha, yeah, that probably won't be any good. Hollywoodization of something like that can't possibly end well.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:31 PM
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Can't wait for August 28th, the new Terry Brooks, The Elves of Cintra, comes out.

Chew on this, Harry Potter, I'm gonna buy that fucker at midnight!
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:47 PM
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Haha, yeah, that probably won't be any good. Hollywoodization of something like that can't possibly end well.
It could... possibly. But it won't.

And even if it did, it couldn't touch the poetry.

For example, take a passage like this, from the scene of Beowulf's funeral, when he's being burnt on his pyre:

A Geat woman too sang out in grief;
with hair bound up, she unburdened herself
of her worst fears, a wild litany
of nightmare and lament; her nation invaded,
enemies on the rampage, bodies in piles,
slavery and abasement. Heaven swallowed the smoke.

That's fucking crazy. "Heaven swallowed the smoke." So simple and so matter of fact after the long description of the old lady singing and moaning out her worst fears about what's going to happen now that her country's hero is destroyed. She pours out her grief like mad, and then heaven swallowed the smoke. Yeah. Four words that pretty much tell you everything you need to know about life and death and how you and I fit into the cosmos.

Let's see the movie get that right.

Of course that's asking too much, and the wrong thing. But I'd frankly be shocked if it even gets the battles right, not to mention the sense of the culture, and of Beowulf's later life -- his kingship, aging, and the sense of loss as he goes to fight the final dragon...

But I'll probably still rent it.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:54 PM
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It could... possibly. But it won't.

And even if it did, it couldn't touch the poetry.

For example, take a passage like this, from the scene of Beowulf's funeral, when he's being burnt on his pyre:

A Geat woman too sang out in grief;
with hair bound up, she unburdened herself
of her worst fears, a wild litany
of nightmare and lament; her nation invaded,
enemies on the rampage, bodies in piles,
slavery and abasement. Heaven swallowed the smoke.

That's fucking crazy. "Heaven swallowed the smoke." So simple and so matter of fact after the long description of the old lady singing and moaning out her worst fears about what's going to happen now that her country's hero is destroyed. She pours out her grief like mad, and then heaven swallowed the smoke. Yeah. Four words that pretty much tell you everything you need to know about life and death and how you and I fit into the cosmos.

Let's see the movie get that right.

Of course that's asking too much, and the wrong thing. But I'd frankly be shocked if it even gets the battles right, not to mention the sense of the culture, and of Beowulf's later life -- his kingship, aging, and the sense of loss as he goes to fight the final dragon...

But I'll probably still rent it.
For the same reasons, I feel that The Divine Comedy should never become a feature film.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:57 PM
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For the same reasons, I feel that The Divine Comedy should never become a feature film.
Well, in addition, the Dante has no plot...
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:59 PM
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Well, in addition, the Dante has no plot...





He's right though.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:00 PM
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There's already a movie of Beowulf out. It stars Christopher Lambert.

FYI: It's badass.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:21 PM
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There's already a movie of Beowulf out. It stars Christopher Lambert.

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle2195538.ece

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