Fuse #8

Saturday, July 29, 2006

20% Great, 20% Beautiful, 60% Terrible

Mel Gibson has decided to turn his oh-so-interesting eyes on a whole new project of a Libba Bray nature. Do you like A Great and Terrible Beauty? Prepare to see it Gibsonized!
Thanks going out to Bookshelves of Doom for this one.


At 4:28 PM , Blogger Saints and Spinners said...

I liked the cover. I read the book based on the cover. Bah!

Here's one of my deepest literary fears: that Disney will get ahold of Dogsbody. As far as I'm concerned, Ang Lee is the only one allowed to film it.

At 5:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked the cover, too, but was so upset about the book. Fuse, you actually encapsulate my feelings about AGATB in your amazon.com review: "And finally there are the gypsies. Why is it that gypsies are always the standard ethnic group for magical doings? There are actual gypsies in the world, you know. This book, however, prefers the romantic version, choosing to forget that they are an actual culture with actual dealings in the world. Turning gypsies into the mythical magical people that exist only in the minds of over-romanticizing white people not only does real gypsies a disservice but it makes books like this one offensive. I won't even dwell on how Bray chose to display natives of India as well. Let's just say this book reads best if you like rooting for Anglo-Saxons."

Anyways, there is always the possibility that the movie may be better than the book :).

At 8:31 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Me write purty.

Actually, to get back to Mel, when we see the glimpses of how he presents Southern American Indians in Apocalypto... well, let's just say my hopes aren't too high for his subtle Bray interpretation.

At 11:03 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

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