[Milton-L] Re: Milton-L Digest, Vol 4, Issue 4
cbcox at ilstu.edu
Sun Mar 4 10:58:16 EST 2007
I doubt that it will be a very good movie, but not because of any
failure to be 'true' to the original. Movies are supposed to be movies,
not a substitute for a literary experience. Most good movies are
violently 'untrue' to their sources.
"Mike T. Streeter" wrote:
> "'It's a 400-some-odd-page poem written in Old English,' [the
> producer] said, laughing."
> But it's not even written in Old English! Nor do we usually measure
> the length of poems by their variable page count. I wonder if he's
> even read the poem!
> I'll be sticking to my Paradise Lost BBC recordings, thank you.
> Mike Streeter
> streetm at stthom.edu
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