[DWJ] Film Rights and miscellaneous rants.

Belben, Philip (Energy Wholesale) Philip.Belben at eon-uk.com
Wed May 23 04:52:14 EDT 2007

Otter said:

> My favorite story of novelizing a movie backwards involves
> the 1962 movie of Taras Bulba.  As we all know, it's from a
> novel by Nikolai Gogol.  I've never seen the movie, although
> I wanted to at the time, but I read Gogol.  Then I saw a
> novelization of the movie in paperback.  I thought it was
> very stupid to do that.  Very, very stupid.

Especially since the only point in making the film would be to do
something creative with Janaczek's music ;-)  (And I bet they didn't
even use it!)

Philip.  (Who only knew about TB being by Gogol because it was mentioned
on the radio recently when Janaczek was composer of the week)
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