I read the book this was based on a long time ago. So long ago that I don’t really remember the details. But I do remember thinking that it wasn’t the most film-friendly of novels when I heard that it was to be adapted. But of course neither was The Lord of the Rings and look how well Jackson et al did there. This, however, is a very different kettle of fish from LOTR
I’ll admit first off that I haven’t read the books … yet. I did give the first three to my little sister for Christmas though, so I may get around to them at some stage. Then again the TBR pile does seem to be growing – but enough of that, back to the film.
The film starts out by warning us that this is no happy tale (if you want that you’ll have to lay your hands on “The Happiest Little Elf”). Lemony Snicket (Jude Law), the author, introduces the viewers to the Baudelaire children. For the briefest of instances they are relatively happy; Violet inventing, Klaus reading and Sonny.. well biting. Read more about Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events [based on books] …
Open Democracyhas recently had a couple of articles written about the film trilogy that is LOTR. The first one:The Return of the King: Tolkien and the new medievalism by K.A. Dilday offer a negative view of the books & films. “The obsession with power, will and hierarchy in Peter Jackson’s film trilogy adaptation of J.R.R. […]