Entering the fight with best intentions

23 August 2005

For those of you who don’t know, Neil Gaiman is involved in bringing the story of Beowulf to the big screen. And the cast, imo, sounds great so far; Ray Winstone, Brendan Gleeson, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie and others. Of course they won’t be seen on the screen as performance capture technology is being used to create the film. Not motion capture. That is something entirely different.

But it seems as though there is more than a little discontent in the Beowulf-loving community, with phrases like “spitting on your grandmother” and insults such as “overly literal twit” being bandied around. Has madness really taken over the Anglo-Saxon community?

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