help me – i'm an ignorant pleb!
With Apocalypse Now there’s also the whole ‘journey upriver/descent into savagery thing’ from Heart of Darkness.
Fair enough. You could actually read Heart of Darkness in less time than it takes to watch Apocalypse Now. A very short book and a very long film
I love them both, but I just think the link is pretty tenuous and stretched for a lot of it.Posted 6 years agoavdave2Member
In the end whatever it is Shakespeare did it first and Schindlers Ark is actually a novel rather than an historical account hence why it was able to win the Booker Prize. And hey what’s wrong with the Muppets I think there’s no finer version of a Christmas Carol.
Heart of Darkness is an extraordinary piece of work when you consider that Conrad was writing in effectively his third language.Posted 6 years agoJunkyardMember
are most films not loosely based on books or plays …that is ones that dont just relly on an A list celebrity and special effects
I believe almost all naratives used have appeared in literature prior to appearing in films …propably
Harvey – book/play
my fair lady- pygmalion/play
Princess bride – they give that away by reading the book in it though
heart if darknes si smor einsoired by than base don IMHO.Posted 6 years ago
I believe almost all naratives used have appeared in literature prior to appearing in films
There are only apparently 7 storylines in existence. Everything is based on one of them.
And anyway this thread is not about obvious film versions of books – clearly Lord of the Rings is based on a book, no surprise there.
It’s the subtle ones like O Brother Where Art Thou that are fun to think about.Posted 6 years agoahwilesSubscriber
i know more or less nothing about more or less everything.
it seems that the only Dickens’ stories that i’m familiar with are those that have been performed by the muppets.
and then Mark Kermode tells me that apocolypse now is based on a book called ‘heart of darkness’ – which is set in Africa.
so, help me please,
what films are based on older books?
(bladerunner based on something about electric sheep – that sort of thing)Posted 6 years agomrsgripsMember
Star Wars is nothing like Dune. Well bits of it are (i.e. there’s a sandy planet with caves) in so much as the whole story line is stolen from other stories and rather crudely pieced together a bit like our beloved Harry Potter…
Most of the other stories to films I can think of have been mentioned, but Lion King is Hamlet loosely…Posted 6 years ago
Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Phillip K. Dick and Arthur Conrad Doyle, Jane Austen and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales are often the ‘basis’ of many stories lines other people use in their books and/or films…
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