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[personal profile] muccamukk
I buzzed through the Guns of Navarone the book yesterday (skimming for dialogue and slashy introspection, mostly skiping the fight scenes) and it was regrettablely not as enjoyable as the movie. I mostly just don't like that style of adventure novel, and found the dialogue quite clunky. Interestingly Mallory was more openly emotional, and he and Andrea were quite a bit closer and more overtly slashy (though the I'll likely kill you in the morning plot was gone). All two of the female characters weren't there. The two-three other slash ships weren't shippy at all.

So like I mostly want fic for the movie, and there's exactly zero. [personal profile] giglet did a couple movie/book fusion things, which I liked, but there is no straight up movie fic where say Andrea finds Mallory after the war or we find out what happens to Roy. Boo.

I tried to make Nenya watch Going My Way, but she demanded Gregory Peck and would not accept Bing Crosby as a substitute. Which is fair, I guess.

Really pretty day today, so I mowed the lawns for the first time. Nice to see the sun.

Date: 2017-03-31 12:32 am (UTC)
kerkevik_2014: (Love Makes a Family)
From: [personal profile] kerkevik_2014
I with you. Bing over Peck every time :-)

Date: 2017-03-31 01:22 am (UTC)
lynndyre: Fennec fox smile (Default)
From: [personal profile] lynndyre
Night on Fic Mountain? Noms are still open for another day or so.

Date: 2017-03-31 01:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] likeadeuce
i need to rewatch that movie as an adult, I think I shipped those guys when i saw it as a kid and didn't realize.

Date: 2017-03-31 03:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] commodorified
I do love Maclean, but that's by no means his best. It may actually be one of the weakest of the WWII novels, oddly.
His best is HMS Ulysses, by a vast margin, followed by San Andreas and South By Java Head.

Date: 2017-04-02 06:04 am (UTC)
lightbird: http://coelasquid.deviantart.com/ (#1 Gators gonna gait)
From: [personal profile] lightbird
I'm with Nenya. Really not into Bing and never got what the fuss was about. Will take Peck any day.

I don't think I ever read Guns of Navarone (though I did read the sequel). The movie is great, and the cast is amazing.

Out of Sight is one movie where I went back to the source material and was disappointed. The book was well-written and constructed, but the film brought the story together in a better, more interesting way as well as adding diversity that was sorely lacking in the book.
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