The horror! The horror!

Michelle Thomas michellet at
Wed Jun 5 05:03:31 EDT 2002

I think if anyone will spend the time and money on HDM that it deserves its
New Line - they managed to pull off LOTR, which is pretty amazing.  Miramax,
who originally had the rights to LOTR, wanted to film it as a two-parter.

Films just can't be as good as books.


 On 5/6/02 1:08 am, "Ania" <theania at> wrote:

> Maybe it won't be truly dire, seeing as it's not only Stoppard but also the
> people who filmed LOTR. But I remember thinking when I first read HDM that
> it should never be filmed, because it would be bound to be inferior, if not
> dreadful. The Name of the Rose is a great film, but the book is so
> immeasurably superior! And, having in this case read the book first, I was
> irked by the hollywoodization (this looks weird) of the plot and all that
> was missed out, not to mention serious tampering with the plot. I fear the
> same is bound to happen with HDM.
> Ania
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Ania <theania at>
> To: <dwj at>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 12:00 PM
> Subject: The horror! The horror!
>> They're thinking of filming His Dark Materials! Cue cute Disneyfied
> daemons,
>> grossly simplified storyline...
>> Please don't let it be true!
>> Ania
>> Who's trawling through the online Guardian archives instead of working on
>> her thesis
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