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Subject: Re: The Next Work


Author:
Marauder
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Date Posted: Sat, Apr 16 2005, 19:14:39 GMT
In reply to: Jamie O'Neill 's message, "Re: The Next Work" on Tue, Apr 12 2005, 20:35:57 GMT

If there's something to stop you from having the film made, let it be ANYTHING but that awful movie Alexander.

I really hope you will write that sequel, but I understand what not being able to write is like.

I'm very amused by the terrible shame of the Roman boy...

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Author:
Ben
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Date Posted: Thu, May 26 2005, 20:21:56 GMT

For myself, I liked Alexander quite a lot, of course it wasn't perfect, but I think it came out nicely as a movie. The public reaction, of course, was awful. It actually may have been better received if there had been graphic gay love scenes- social conservatives would have been screaming their heads off, and the extra attention would have translated into better box office returns. Ah, well- timidity lost the day.

I think we're all interested by the Roma Nova idea. Good luck with the writing, Mr. O'Neill.

Re: the screen adaption of At Swim, Two Boys, it's something that I've been wanting to see ever since I read the book. Mr. O'Neill implied that it is an idea under development; but if it hasn't been made in five years or so, I'd like to try myself. It could easily be an indie-style film without a lot of publicity hoopla. Probably shot on location in Ireland, a relatively simple thing technically. About the casting, I could see well-known actors in some of the roles, such as the MacMurroughs, but for the boys it'd be best to find unknowns.

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Tom
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Date Posted: Thu, Feb 23 2006, 21:58:10 GMT

I hadn't thought of a film-version, but I'm not sure I'd like it. Half the power of the story is surely in the writing!
I would like to hear the true accents, as I tried in my head based on doyler saying "socialist" without a "sh", but I'm probably far off - for that means I'd like to find a audiobook if there is one.
But a film? Too overexposed and public! Would it retain it's specialness?

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Author:
Ernster
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Date Posted: Thu, Apr 13 2006, 15:54:10 GMT

>I hadn't thought of a film-version, but I'm not sure
>I'd like it. Half the power of the story is surely in
>the writing!
>I would like to hear the true accents, as I tried in
>my head based on doyler saying "socialist" without a
>"sh", but I'm probably far off - for that means I'd
>like to find a audiobook if there is one.
>But a film? Too overexposed and public! Would it
>retain it's specialness?

I think those of us that love the book so very much would probably enjoy seeing the film, but I doubt that a film could match the impact of the book. I'm all for it though. Give it a shot I say...the book will always be there anyway, and who knows what might come of the film?

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