Multiple Versions of Each Book? (Series & Feature Films)

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Multiple Versions of Each Book? (Series & Feature Films)

Postby JFG II » May 03, 2019 8:56 am

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I’ve been thinking about Netflix’s declaration of turning C.S. Lewis’s story into series & feature films. That got me thinking: What if they are making BOTH theatrical & episodic versions of the SAME books? AND ALL THAT IMPLIES.
“Son of God” did that with “The Bible” TV series. Netflix might do that as well with the stories that have yet to be made into movies. (Here I am, getting my hopes up.)
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Re: Multiple Versions of Each Book? (Series & Feature Films)

Postby The Rose-Tree Dryad » May 03, 2019 9:31 am

Huh, now that's something that hadn't crossed my mind yet!

As far as live-action goes, the only way I can imagine them doing this is if they basically edit a movie-length version and an episodic version from the same material... possibly the movie-length version for younger viewers with shorter attention spans, and less violence?

Netflix is also trying to expand their children's content, so animated Narnia films that are basically abridged versions of the stories might be an avenue they're considering (although I think it would be more likely that they would do animated spin-offs, like King Peter and the Giants of the North or something).
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Re: Multiple Versions of Each Book? (Series & Feature Films)

Postby JFG II » May 21, 2019 12:30 pm

I’M JUST PUTTING THIS OUT THERE:

I originally wrote a much longer, much clearer, more in-depth first post... and then I forgot to save it.

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:(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :((

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That’s my fault. I’m usually good at saving stuff. But I’m not forgetting the ERROR sign that blocked me from posting it. NarniaWeb should update it’s saving system and automatically save posts before they’re posted.

Now it’s gone. Probably one of the best posts I’ve ever written, and I can never get it back. I was angry as hulk.

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P.S. HULK STILL ANGRY, NO OFFENSE.
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Re: Multiple Versions of Each Book? (Series & Feature Films)

Postby Cleander » May 21, 2019 1:12 pm

JFG II wrote:I’M JUST PUTTING THIS OUT THERE:

I originally wrote a much longer, much clearer, more in-depth first post... and then I forgot to save it.


I feel for you. That's happened to me WAY too many times!

As for the thread topic, I think that what the R-T Dryad suggested is very possible. I remember thinking it meant multiple versions of each book when I read the "series and feature films" bit of the press release. (Upon which I was really really excited!)
I'm still hoping for multiple versions.
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Re: Multiple Versions of Each Book? (Series & Feature Films)

Postby coracle » May 22, 2019 2:07 am

JFG II - sorry to hear about the loss of a great post. It has happened to us all, but all I can suggest is you write to the administrator, fantasia, and tell her about what happened. (Fuming quietly here may not get anything done. :( )

There are tech hiccups occasionally, for which we apologise.

One way I have found to avoid losing what I'm writing, is to hit Preview, so that it has been saved to some extent. The other way, probably better, is to post after a few sentences, and then go back in with Edit, and continue.

As for the topic - I like the idea of having a serial, which can be released as a joined-up feature film with few alterations. I have seen the BBC LWW serial turned into a long film, and I thought it worked. Can't remember whether I've seen PC/VDT in that format - but if watching it on TV those episodes have great 'commercial break' moments of excitement, where the original episodes ended.
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