Posted by Kali on July 10, 1997 at 16:30:57:
In reply to Re: Discussing film adaptations posted by Amy on July 10, 1997 at 10:40:57
I guess my main criterion for an adaptation is, "Does it capture the spirit of the original work?" since especially a two-hour film adaptation can't even try to stuff in all the content...Kali and I went round and round on this back a few months ago because her general impression of Emma, the book, was that it is a frothier piece of work than my impression of it. Therefore, the McGrath take matches her take. Actually, now I think Kal and I agree more than we disagree, with my movement toward center covering the greater distance.
So, in my rambling way, what I guess I am saying is: my main adaptations yardstick is: is the spirit preserved; the caveat is: which spirit, through whose eyes?
I totally agree with you, Amy...and I must admit that I, too, have relented a bit on my Emma stance, though I still maintain that the McGrath's tone was right, though perhaps not "the rightest." ;-)