[DWJ] DIR latest

Jenny Schwartzberg schwartzbergj at newberry.org
Sat May 19 19:04:02 EDT 2007

Dear Minnow,

Aha, another Bujold fan!  I thoroughly agree with you.  It would be impossible to find an actor who could successfully portray Miles.  Though I'd be curious to see a really good authentic adaptation of Shards of Honor.  There's enough space battles for it to draw a science fiction audience and it would be a fun movie.  I want a book about ThatIdiotIvan so badly.  Bujold's signed a contract to do more Miles books so hopefully Ivan will get his turn.

DWJ relevant change of topic: I've just gotten through interlibrary loan Farah's book on Diana Wynne Jones and am reading it happily.  I'll report on my thinking afterwards but I just wanted to say it's got me engrossed!


-----Original message-----
From: Minnow minnow at belfry.org.uk
Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 13:29:07 -0500
To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion dwj at suberic.net
Subject: Re: [DWJ] DIR latest

> Melissa wrote:
> >THE DARK IS RISING may well be the best fantasy movie this year.  What it
> >will not be is _The Dark is Rising_.  But in giving it that title, in
> >keeping the framework of the original story, the movie's creators are laying
> >claim to the connection between the two, and laying claim, as well, to the
> >loyalties of the people who loved the book.  I say that loyalty goes both
> >ways.
> Drat the woman...  MiaJaAR.  I surrender.  Wot she sed.  Not about the
> particular series, because I haven't seen it, but in general.
> I have sadly come to accept that the point about reincarnation is that the
> person will not be the same person in a new incarnation, and nor will a
> book in a new incarnation as a film, so there is no point in my expecting
> to enjoy the film unless it really is nothing at all like the book was.
> I hope they don't ever film any of the Vorkosigan series.  I just don't
> want to have to deal with a 6'2" blond Miles striding around being
> successfully heroic on account of his brawn, whilst the bangs and screams
> resound through outer space.
> OTOH, I wouldn't mind a movie about That-Idiot-Ivan, so long as it wasn't
> trying to be one of the books.  Or one of Elli's other freelance-ish
> adventures apart from *Ethan of Athos* might be fun.
> Minnow
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