RARA-AVIS: Re: "You imbecile! You bloated idiot!"

From: ed ( ejmd__@ntlworld.com)
Date: 04 Oct 2004

Kevin Burton Smith wrote;

> the similarities are striking. Even the vocal inflections
> and nuances in the way some of the actors' lines are
> spoken and the camera angles are near-perfect match-ups.
> Which leads me to believe the oft-repeated story that Huston
> did the screenplay by having his secretary type out the book,
> sans exposition, is pure horse hockey. It looks more like he
> just dusted off the original screenplay, and restored the book's
> ending.

I think you're right--the influence of *the other films* is certainly visible in Huston's directorial debut. As far as the 'secretary retyped the novel' goes, I thought I'd dealt with that, and debunked it, aeons ago ;-)


> But Huston's version sure shows that remakes can indeed
> be worth watching, and even surpass the original.

It's certainly 'the best' in all sorts of ways, but not necessarily in the way 'the myth' suggests :-)


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