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10 September 2013 @ 11:00 pm
The Voorman Problem - Film Within a Novel  
Over a year ago I was really excited that a segment from David Mitchell's number9dream had inspired a short film starring Martin Freeman and Tom Hollander.

I watched the trailer half a dozen times and hoped that somehow a screening would happen in New York. It so far hasn't. The closest we got was Rhode Island and I wasn't about to take a train all the way there to watch a 13 minute movie. So instead I finally broke down and read the shooting script someone had put up on the Internet.

It's been a really long time since I read number9dream so I quickly revisited the novel after reading the script. It's an extremely faithful adaptation of what Mitchell wrote with some lines even lifted directly. It's kind of funny because the characters in number9dream are watching a film about a man who believes he's a god. So the makers of The Voorman Problem made the film the characters in the novel are watching, which I thought was quite nice.

I had, however, completely forgotten how unsettling the story was. I do hope it eventually gets a screening here or ends up on the Internet soon.
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aelfgyfu_mead: John Watsonaelfgyfu_mead on September 11th, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
I'd like to see it too!

Your icon reminds me that I need to post about Being Human; we're finally on the last season and just saw "The Greater Good." So much angst! So much suffering! I want to hug Tom and Hal and Alex, but I'm afraid only Tom would appreciate it. (At least I wouldn't hurt him hugging him.)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on September 12th, 2013 12:13 am (UTC)
I want to hug Tom and Hal and Alex, but I'm afraid only Tom would appreciate it. (At least I wouldn't hurt him hugging him.)

If it were somehow possible to hug Alex, I'm sure she'd appreciate it as well. Only Hal would flip out in his very Hal way.

So much angst!

I always felt like this show got darker and darker with each season but the final season for me was a wonderful mix of angst (oh, the ANGST) and humor. I'm still really sad we didn't get more than one season with the new trio.