Posted by Cassia on January 15, 1998 at 14:08:02:
In response to If NA were done as Clueless...., written by Carolyn B on January 13, 1998 at 23:36:37
] Okay three messages in a row, but
] Here is a question I have been pondering.....
] If someone somewhere were to do a Clueless adaptation of NA, what would be the situation??
] What genre would fascinate Catherine? Still Gothic? Or slasher horror movies? Or perhaps country house murder mysteries?
] I imagine Catherine as a young American visiting England for the first time with her head full of haunted castles and twee cottages and landed gentry. She is introduced (how?) to a younger son of some impoverished upper class family which has a huge old house (now open to the public?), and the father mistakenly thinks she is a wealthy heiress.
] Any other ideas?
We can keep Catherine in the gothic if we use another definition of word, ie Gothic Music. So, young, fresh, sweet Catherine come over with her EuroTour:Britain group and runs into Isabella Thorpe who's also touring with her school.(British schools tend to go until the end of June while American schools tend to be done in May or early June) Isabella hasn't worn a colour besides black in four years unless it's her school uniform and she's more than happy to introduce 'Cat' into the way of the Goth. John Thorpe and James Morland can be in the same punk band (founded while they were at art college together) and Henry can have just left university and trying to run his own small, unfinaced B&B, an occupation of which his wealthy father doesnot approve.
To keep the letters, you can keep the Morland parents safely out of the way by sending them on an exotic excursion of their own (Tibet, perhaps) where they won't be able to phone on a regular basis.
Catherine meets Eleanor when Eleanor drops by to lend Henry a hand with his business.
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