[ExI] Heinlein critique

MB mbb386 at main.nc.us
Fri May 29 19:24:10 UTC 2020

I carefully avoid films made from books - *especially* books I like. 
Kipling stories, Tolkein, Heinlein, Sherlock Holmes stories... I've got
perfectly good "movies" of those running in my head when I read.

When raising my kids I tried to read them the stories before they saw the
movies.  I wanted them to have their own movies.

As for Heinlein, his characters doesn't fit the approved image for men
now.   Nor for women - capable *and* love men.  I fear we've lost our way
and I worry for my grandsons.  But I'm old... not quite as old as Keith,
but very very close! :D


On Fri, May 29, 2020 14:10, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat wrote:
> Read FilmFlam - details how movie directors change books and other
> sources.  Mostly what they do is re-write it.  Harry Potter films - few
> wanted to direct those because the author wanted the films to be just like
> the books, and to the director, that meant that they could not add any
> creativity of their own.  It is rare the movie follows the book
> faithfully,
> for that reason.
> Lord of the Rings - same thing.  Horrible distortion of the books - for
> one, Frodo is depicted as a teen, whereas in the book his is in his 50s.
> Bilbo is depicted as a wimp.  Much, much more of that.  I hated those
> movies (great sets, though).
> bill w

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