August 19th, 2008

mr spook

Words AND Pictures

That Film. We've seen the faithful visuals - the worst thing that can happen is that the dialogue is equally faithful.

'Purple' is one thing on the page, written in the mid 80s when there was nothing better around, and OK YES it sort of suits the portentous story and pompous characters - but on screen, i don't know. rereading the damn thing i was struck that the dialogue just doesn't go 1:1 on to tv/film dialogue. it's not going to, it would test really badly with all but the people who have it memorised already.

hi - i'm on LJ. and just wanted to post the pic above