[Wolves] Linux Wins!

Stephen Parkes sparkes at westmids.biz
Sat May 23 05:06:47 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-05-21 at 21:55 +0100, Peter Oliver wrote:
> On Tue, 12 May 2009, Stephen Parkes wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-05-12 at 10:00 +0100, Kevanf1 wrote:
> >>
> >> I won't mention the American versions of H.G. Wells' classic novels
> >> that are set in the UK originally :-(  Now that get really gets to me.
> >
> > It works sometimes (well obviously not with real history but with
> > novels).   I thought I'd hate the Americanised (cockin' spell check
> > wants to Americanise that spelling) version of High Fidelity because
> > London and the other women being American is such a part of the novel.
> > In fact it's a very English story but John Cusack rocked that role and
> > you'd struggle to imagine an English version which the execs would have
> > insisted had Hugh fucking Grant in the lead role would have been as
> > good.
> I think any film adaptation of High Fidelity would have a bit of a 
> head-start over the novel, because a film gets to have a soundtrack.

Good Point.

I had the soundtrack to the book in my head (at least for the songs I
knew :) ) but the film did have that advantage.   Some of the song
choices were dumbed down a bit for the film as well.

Stephen 'sparkes' Parkes - http://zx-81.com - twitter.com/steve_parkes
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