Philip Pullman’s acclaimed books the ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy which Bananas in the Falklands has read recently began the painful process from english book to pap hollywoood product.
The script (we read, rather than see*) was butchered, while many bible thumping catholics found it offensive that a film mention ‘god’ in any form.
Fortunately since the film was censored** for both, both book fans and the bible bashers decided to ignore this piece of us made garbage and Warner Brothers could not win, as it was
- bad, not reflecting the book ***
- offensive to your average perverted **** catholic priest.
In a weak moment yesterday Rupert Murdoch’s good minion Richard Brooks reported that
the film version has only taken 35 million in the US since its release in December. [thats not a lot] and Warner Brothers who made censored first film are now deciding whether to go ahead with the next two.
Lets hope they don’t, for I can then accuse the americans of cultural terrorism to english books. The problem (apart from the stray Rupert Murdoch mind control message) is that if you censor the books idea, you essentially change it and so what of the other unpalatable ideas the other two books have ?
Philip Pullman should not have sold the the rights to an american film maker. Imagine that you wrote a series of books about a trainee wizzard, but instead of being a wizzard in the film version Harry went to a clown school instead? If you want the rich experience read the three books.
* called a boycott ** product friendly *** why see ? **** rape,sodomy and the lash