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Date: May 14 2:46 PM, 2006
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With all the technology in film making today, it would no doubt be extraordinary if someone did a faithful remake. Which seems to be less of an issue nowadays, actually; books seem to be less tampered with and faithful movies are made. I notice one thing in a few early BBC shows like Poldark, Benny Hill, etc.- outdoor scenes are shot on film, while inside scenes are shot on video. Does anyone know the reason for this? I'm sticking my neck out in assuming that they simply weren't risking expensive video equipment outside!

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Date: Apr 30 9:47 PM, 2006
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Hey everyone,


No way is Poldark a womans book!!!!  Well it is but it is also a mans book.  I read the series back in the early nineties when I was a young man of 19/20 and was absolutely enthralled.  I couldnt finish a book until I had bought the next one, so that there was no gap.  There is plenty in the books for men, smuggling, adventure etc but besides that the main character is a man.  Winston Graham was a fantastic author and I really felt and lived the characters he created.  I think that ultimately his books are classic literature.


I really love the TV series as well and watch the DVDs with my wife occasionally (funny enough I have never read the books again!).  Most recently we took them for a winter break to Cornwall and watched them in front of a log burner with the sound of the waves crashing on the beach a short walk away - very atmospheric!  Do you really think they would make another series?  I would love to see it done as long as it is done properly.  Not sure about having the same actors for Ross and Demelza.  Without being rude, arent they getting on a bit now?  I wonder if it would be better to start from scratch with new actors and new locations.  Lets face it we will always treasure the original series and perhaps nothing could ever match them.


 



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Date: Apr 27 3:09 PM, 2006
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Once, while watching the series in the early '70's, my  mom made the comment that Poldark was a "British soap opera," and I suppose that from some of the romance issues in the series (I don't want to write spoilers in the introduction forums) would suggest this.


I think it has that kind of feel as well, but there's just too much adventure and other goings on that would make it fun for everyone to watch (including children, apparently, because I was very young when I first saw the series).  I do hope that someday another film/series will be made, but at the same time I hope it won't stray too far from the original.  The scenery and sets used were fantastic.


I'd like to see another series done just because I know about the book The Stranger From The Sea, and I want to see what comes next, after the way the second half of the series ended.  I'll probably wind up reading the books first before it happens.



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Date: Jan 6 1:01 PM, 2006
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Hi everyone !


I'm Greg from Kent in the U.K. and I've really enjoyed all the Poldark novels and BBC videos enormously. However I've never really understood why so many people seem to think it's a woman's book ? So now I've the chance I'd really like to find out why especially as it was written by a man ! Also be very interesting to hear others thoughts on this so don't let me down guys !! Anyway for me I think it's mainly because they're always so absorbing and I've still to find any author who even comes close.


I've also started reading some of his other books too and once I got into them not only were they all just as absorbing as well, but gave a great insight into how Winston handles all his characters generally. Especially the good and bad ones like Ross and George. In fact I hope to try and read all his books one day ! 


Sticking my neck out what I'm  R E A L L Y wondering (like most on here I suspect) is whether we're really going to see a remake of Poldark or not ? Anyone know what's going on ? If anything is planned I'd give anything (well almost !) to wangle a tiny part in it especially if it's in Cornwall as 4 hours or so drive is nothing !


Hope Monique and I aren't going to be alone on here too long....


Cheers


Greg


(Typo error edited)



-- Edited by Greg at 10:52, 2006-01-07

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