02-26-2009 11:51 PM
02-27-2009 12:53 PM
Professor Jordan -- thank you for sharing your time and your perspectives with us!
02-27-2009 04:00 PM
Professor Jordan, thank you for sharing your knowledge and insights with us!
I'm sorry that you ended up with a presentation that many of us obviously disliked or were disappointed in, while you enjoyed it. We do tend to be critical when we are reading the novel at the same time as watching the adaptation, but usually not this much. I generally like adaptations of favorite works, but I have to say that, personally, this one lost something in the 'translation'. It certainly did have its moments and treated some of the characters well, but I just didn't care much about Oliver himself or what happened to him; the other characters and plot points seemed to overshadow him.
Grand Dame of the Land of Oz, Duchess of Fantasia, in the Kingdom of Wordsmithonia; also, Poet Laureate of the Kingdom of Wordsmithonia