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What Books Have Been Important to You?


Aug 13 2003
01:06 pm

Of course, he may be justified through preference, by all means create what you want to create. Nonetheless, I wouldn’t think of filming a version of Austen’s works wherein the final chapters of moralizing and happiness are left out, and the scenes are macabre in some way – and then call them by their original titles. They’d be named something else. You know – “Gorey takes on Prejudice” (edward gorey) or something instead of Pride and Predjudice….

After reading your comment about Burgess’ intro – I thought to myself, “who cares about artist intent anyhow…” Well, now, I don’t really believe that but in many cases the work an artist most likes or believes embodies his creative power is not necessarily the one which is called “best”.