pdrg wrote:Heh heh, just heartbroken :,-(
Hybrid Halo, I don't mean to take anything away from your excellent and fun work, I'm just sad when childhood favourites are hijacked
Don't worry about me, I didn't direct it.
Interpretations of things you love are always going to be a touchy subject. As fans of source material - we're always going to desire absolute faithfulness, though over the last few years I've begun to question if that's a good thing to want.
The Tim Burton remake of Charlie and the Chocolate factory, for example is a much closer adaptation to the book yet is by far inferior to the original film. Watchmen suffers from adapting poorly from the comic book source even despite it's relative faithfulness - V For Vendetta being much more of a filmic success largely because it deviated from the original material.
And let's be honest - The Where the Wild Things are trailer is looking to be something very special, yet is adapted from a 10 sentence book. No one seems to be crying about a lack of faithfulness.
I've grown to believe that being faithful to source material isn't as important as being faithful to the message of the source material. V for Vendetta - to rebellion against dictatorship and the strength of an individual, Where the Wild things are to self discovery, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to the importance of honesty and purity. And Fantastic Mr Fox to community and family.
Fantastic Mr Fox is a 3-section film, with the middle section being a faithful adaptation of the book sandwiched between some extra material. I think some diversions can be afforded regarding voices and props provided the message remains intact.
We're not kids any more, and these are no longer our dreams. I really felt the trailer looks like something special - despite my initial concerns. Sorry you feel like everything you stand for is being trampled upon!