Originally posted by Senta@Oct 5 2006, 02:16 PM
Very nice pirate movie. But it is very far indeed from the Sabatini novel, I\m really don't know why they mention it in credits.
This movie was taken from the novel. It was then taken to be screen written and usually dose not follow the book. Why is because of content, time, and entertainment value.
Though the book should hold the entertainment value, time is probably the biggest issue.
The average attention span of movie goers can view a movie around 2 hours. Most books tell a story that takes time in a story greater than 2 hours, so concessions must be made for that.
As for content, we can only go as far as technology will take us for realism, though computer technology has taken us to greater heights, but back then they were limited.
Hope this helps, Senta