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Thread #33289   Message #1052928
Posted By: Steve Parkes
13-Nov-03 - 04:14 AM
Thread Name: Help: Patrick O'Brian's Desolation Island
Subject: RE: Help: Patrick O'Brian's Desolation Island
I had a look at the movie website. I infer that the pictures are going to be very, very good, and dare say the acting will be too; I' don't know about the story! The first film is based on the tenth book, but the period has been changed from the War of 1812 to 1806, and the Bad Guy is a French ship, not an American one. There's a suggestion that the US public might be touchy about the Stars and Stripes going down after 9/11 ... It's the old thing about the Brits being the nasties in Amerrican movies, isn't it? If the Brits adre the Good Guys, then the other side has to be someone really evil, like the French. Hope it doesn't affect the Canadian box office!

Steve