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Ann



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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:28 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

TheRejectAmidHair wrote:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? That sounds brilliant! I'll be watching it! Very Happy


I read a review of that in the paper! Very Happy  Apparantly it is the same story but all the characters have to regularly fight zombies too. Pride and Prejudice is brought in by whether, like Darcy, one has learnt zombie fighting technique in the superior Japan, or whether, like Elizabeth, only in the rather common  China. I shall look forward to your review, Himadri.  Confused


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, this does sound like a typical Himadri book.

I heard an enthusiastic response to this book on the radio a few weeks back when we were driving through the blissful West Sussex downland countryside. Will have to think when this was...Easter week? Apparently the book was zipping up the bestseller charts, in the US anyway. How come? Jane Austen plus zombies is not a combo I can relate to, even though I did quite laugh at Shaun of the Dead.

NB I thought it was a book, but maybe, from the comment above, it's a film. l'm I'm even more confused...Confused


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Green Jay wrote:

NB I thought it was a book, but maybe, from the comment above, it's a film. l'm I'm even more confused...Confused

The BBC programme I heard was about books and I was sure someone said it was coming out next year. However if the book is already published in the States then I must have misheard and that it was a film version that was to be made next year.


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The author of the book Seth Graham-Smith, a screenwriter in Los Angeles, has just been interviewed on our National Radio programme Nine to Noon.
I came in half way through but I did hear him say that the majority of Jane Austenites were in favour of the book because anything that encouraged the reading of Austenís work was all right with them.
As for the film rights they have been sold - however no date has been set for production.
The interview is on http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon for Wednesday May 13th.


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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was listening to an interview with SF writer John Kessel the other week; he was saying that some 10 years back he pitched an idea for a novel involving Dr Frankenstein, various Jane Austen characters and HG Wells' time traveller, but nobody thought there was a market for it. He didn't seem too impressed that someone else had succeeded with the zombie idea - he plainly thought it was daft, though admitted it might be fun.



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must add, personally I have never understood the appeal of zombies - they must be the stupidest invention in all the horror genre! I think the only zombie movie I've enjoyed was the spoof Shaun of the Dead.



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What - you mean you've never seen the Hammer film The Plague of the Zombies? You haven't lived!


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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeAlx wrote:
I must add, personally I have never understood the appeal of zombies - they must be the stupidest invention in all the horror genre! I think the only zombie movie I've enjoyed was the spoof Shaun of the Dead.


By contrast I LOVE zombies and think they're the best invention in the horror genre. They eat brains! That fact alone puts them top!  Very Happy


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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe there has been something of a trend for high-speed zombies recently, but your classic zombie is a painfully slow lumberer. I'm afraid slow lumbering only scares me if accompanied by firearms (in the manner of Yul Brynner in Westworld, or the Autons from Doctor Who). Slow-lumbering monsters with no action-at-a-distance weapons simply make me think: "Well, I could just run away from them, couldn't I?"




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