Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Crying Out Loud in the Wrong Direction

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 30 Oct 2007

--- Curt Purcell <> wrote:

> Well, maybe. Just as novels never make it to the
> screen fully intact,
> so original movies probably convey a lot of
> information visually that
> would be difficult to nail down in prose (especially
> when you're
> dealing with gifted directors like Polanski).
Or John Huston. In the last couple of days I've seen the other two versions of The Maltese Falcon. Each had an odd take or two on elements of the book but they're slim and unnecessary campared to the Huston version. What a grand job he did and how easily a book can be ruined by having the wrong people do it.


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