Re: RARA-AVIS: Rebus

From: Stewart Wilson (
Date: 24 Mar 2006

On 3/24/06, <> wrote:
> I just noticed that Koch has released three of the British TV
> adaptations of Rankin's Rebus on DVD. Anyone seen these? How are they?

A couple of them were aired a while back in Ontario. I watched one
(Black and Blue). It was a pretty faithful adaptations of the book, plot-wise. I enjoyed it okay, but not enough to watch another. I particularly didn't like the choice of actor for Rebus. Although a good actor, Hannah wasn't at all what I imagined Rebus should be, and it resulted in a serious toning-down of the character. To me it would be like casting Kevin Spacey as Parker. I heard Rankin had Hannah in mind as a perfect Rebus from very early on, but I have no idea why. In any case, if you've read the books, I don't know if the adaptations will do much for you.


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