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Offline Maik

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Wot we all said at the time
« on: Sunday, 01 September, 2019 @ 14:22:44 »
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25 books that should have never been made into films

7/26 Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

Louis de Bernières's Captain Corelli's Mandolin was one of the biggest literary successes of the 1990s, but the 2001 film version – from the same British company that made Notting Hill – lost all traces of the novel's heart and soul. The dialogue is disastrous and lead stars Nicolas Cage (Captain Corelli) and Penélope Cruz (Pelagia) lack any chemistry. It may look pretty, but this adaptation was a complete mistake.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/worst-book-film-movie-adaptations-great-gatsby-da-vinci-code-hobbit-a9085551.html

Yep, it showed the beauty of Kefalonia but killed the story

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Re: Wot we all said at the time
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 01 September, 2019 @ 19:15:20 »
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25 books that should have never been made into films

7/26 Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

Louis de Bernières's Captain Corelli's Mandolin was one of the biggest literary successes of the 1990s, but the 2001 film version – from the same British company that made Notting Hill – lost all traces of the novel's heart and soul. The dialogue is disastrous and lead stars Nicolas Cage (Captain Corelli) and Penélope Cruz (Pelagia) lack any chemistry. It may look pretty, but this adaptation was a complete mistake.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/worst-book-film-movie-adaptations-great-gatsby-da-vinci-code-hobbit-a9085551.html

Yep, it showed the beauty of Kefalonia but killed the story

In defence, it would have been impossibly long if the book hadn't been re-written. Also, much of the politics would have upset many Greeks, who didn't agree with what had been said in the book. Plus it gave me employment at the time, with a decent wage!