Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel

The movie of the book of the badger

So, the Coen brothers are making the film of The Yiddish Policeman's Badger. It will be interesting to see what they make of it, it is a truism that good books often make bad films, so this has the potential to be a good film, perhaps the biggest improvement over the book since Who Censored Roger Rabbit.
There are fewer alternative world films than you would expect. Well, than I would expect. But frankly if I made films (or TV series) they would all be set in alternate worlds. I mean, if you are going to all that expense, the marginal cost of the imaginary world cannot be that much more. I have long lobbied for EastEnders set in a world where the Germans won WWII, though actually maybe a world in which the General Strike lead to a revolution (*).

(*) there is a Mat Coward detective short story set in such a world. If only the full length alternate world detective novel I read had been by him rather than Jo Walton.

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