Originally posted by wine+art:
Originally posted by The Old Man:
Yes. Another example of that was the 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy versus the brilliant six hour BBC (again) production.
I'm not sure how to compare a movie to a six hour series. I thought the movie was good and the series excellent.
Most book to movies don't need a mini-series to interpret them. An example using another great Le Carre book is, as you know, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
. Also I never engage in "the movie wasn't as good as the book" critiques, though I guess I'm engaging a version of it with my "the movie wasn't as good as the mini-series" thinking. Though for me the bottom line is, when it's been done to perfection--why bother?