[DWJ] dark is rising trailer

Hendon, Alison A.Hendon at BrooklynPublicLibrary.org
Tue Aug 14 13:01:48 EDT 2007


Jane wrote:
> I'm so disappointed by this! I thought it could be so good 
> and that some of the casting was interesting. I think the 
> biggest mistake is moving the setting to America. It means 
> they have to remove so much of the mythological background 
> because it just doesn't fit - in America surely you'd want 
> some kind of native american mysticisn driving the plot to 
> give the sense of the age old battle embedded in the land. 
> Modern USA just doesn't have the historical longevity to 
> sustain this atmosphere. I can't see how any sequels would 
> work either - all the books have very strong geographical 
> features that are needed to make the plotsa make any sense at all!

Sanders Anne Laubenthal has a very good Arthurian novel set in (I
believe) Mobile Alabama.  Excalibur.  Out of print but well worth
searching out.  Arthurian legend could persist in America - there's that
story about Madoc coming from Wales to America, for one.

Alison



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