the last visible dog (intertext) wrote,
the last visible dog

Earthsea Adaptation

I'm going to be boycotting this perforce, because I don't get the Science Fiction channel. But even if I did... A blonde blue eyed Ged? Characters I've never even seen before? Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings this definitely ain't. And to prove it, Ursula Le Guin has been disassociating herself with it publicly - here's one example:

I have so much respect for her that I would avoid the adaptation even if I hadn't decided to already (if that makes any sense at all). It seems to me that there's a certain amazing arrogance in doing these adaptations that bear absolutely no resemblance at all to the books! Oh, I think I'm going to make a movie of Paradise Lost and leave Satan out of it altogether... yeah, right.
Tags: books, leguin, movie adaptations, rant, reading

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