Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Akiva Goldsman: Winter's Tale

Akiva Goldsman: The Winter's Tale: uneasy mix of whimsical fantasy, some scary and not-so-scary devil horror and sentimental coffee table book "wisdom". I haven't read Mark Helprin's 1,000-page novel, but seems like lots has been cut down in the film, which makes the bad parts show up.

4 comments:

Todd Mason said...

I remain extraordinarily impressed in a negative way that novelist Mark Helprin has resisted seeing the novel reprinted as in a line devoted to fantasy (because what's so fantasy about flying horses in NYC and such)...but allowing this much-reviled film adaptation was just fine.

Todd Mason said...

BTW, Helprin's novel and the film are simply WINTER'S TALE, while THE WINTER'S TALE is the Shakespeare play that presumably inspired the other title.

Todd Mason said...

These folks will be reviewing the movie on their podcast next week:
http://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-this-get-made/

Juri Nummelin said...

Corrected!