[ilds] ILDS Digest, Vol 107, Issue 3

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Sun Mar 13 15:02:31 PDT 2016

Inaccuracies? A cameo role for Lesley Caron - star, for younger viewers, of the 1958 movie 'Gigi' playing opposite Maurice Chevalier, and now in her 10th decade. Her role has been invented - a Countess for whom Mrs Durrell goes to work as a companion. Does that sound familiar? Not to readers of MFAOA? Oh no. But it shows how films are made by accountants, not directors or, heaven forbid, the authors of the original text(s)
Caron's cameo role will ensure it sells to people of a certain age, and, for younger viewers, what the hell does it matter? It's only fiction, after all. 
Inaccuracies? Caricatures? isn't that what television and fiction are all about. from the News upwards, Gerry started it all with 'Garden of the Gods' so who can blame the Durrell family for giving their name to a travesty? It is only a film. Not a documentary. And if it gives innocent pleasure to millions, where's the harm? Like if they set the AVignon Quintet in LA or Chicago, with Daniel Craig as Blanford and Sutcliffe and Natasha Kinsky as Constance. Who would notice? Who would applaud? And yet we accuse LD of plagiarism because he took passages and ideas fromn other people's work and turned them into an art of his own. Get real.
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Send ILDS mailing list submissions to	ilds at lists.uvic.caTo subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit	https://lists.uvic.ca/mailman/listinfo/ildsor, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to	ilds-request at lists.uvic.caYou can reach the person managing the list at	ilds-owner at lists.uvic.caWhen replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specificthan "Re: Contents of ILDS digest..."Today's Topics: 1. The Durrells (James Gifford)----------------------------------------------------------------------Message: 1Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2016 11:43:33 -0700From: James Gifford To: ILDS Listserv Subject: [ilds] The DurrellsMessage-ID: <56E5B4D5.3010508 at gmail.com>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowedHello all,I'm sure many of you have already heard of this, but there's another remake of Gerald Durrell's /My Family and Other Animals/ coming, this time from ITV. The trailer is online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AaZPunbbJoI believe it starts in a couple of weeks. The adaptation is by Simon Nye, which has some real potential. There are sure to be inaccuracies and caricatures, but it might drum up some readers!All best,James------------------------------Subject: Digest Footer_______________________________________________ILDS mailing listILDS at lists.uvic.cahttps://lists.uvic.ca/mailman/listinfo/ilds------------------------------End of ILDS Digest, Vol 107, Issue 3************************************
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