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Treasure Island / Classic Adventure,
This review is from: Treasure Island (1950) [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This is the treasure island that everyone remembers,and is the vehicle for the great Robert Newton as Long John Silver.There have been several versions but this is undoubtly the best ,true to the story and the first shot in technicolor,it imparts a real sense of adventure to the viewer ,and more particularly to anyone who has read the story by Robert Louis Stevenson It,s a Classic must and suitable for all ages
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Initial post: 29 Aug 2010 11:43:54 BDT
Your idea of true to the story and mine differ. People missing. Dialog missing. Watered down. Let us face it Stevenson was replaced by Disney..
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2012 22:10:50 GMT
Hardly surprising - PETER PAN was J.M. Barrie replaced by Disney, CINDERELLA was the Brothers Grimm replaced by Disney, JUNGLE BOOK was Rudyard Kipling replaced by Disney. And so on and so forth ad nauseum.
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 19:42:45 BDT
I can't agree with you, Rankin, This was not a true reflection of the story by RLS, for that you should look at the version by Charlton Heston. Heston plays the part of Silver straight, complete with a non-American west country accent, not the send-up caricature presented by Newton.
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jul 2012 22:19:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jul 2012 22:22:37 BDT
Rankin Cattan says:
Made in a different time for a different audience most films could not be shown as the origonal story because of the difficulty in time showing it gave a flavour of the story .Take all the James Bond stories from the very first it was only the outline of the story, in addition to which screen time was limited as the film was generally shown with a second feature, adverts and forthcoming trailors .The version with Charlton Heston is good too but more modern .Take a look at the version of Treasure Island made in the nineteen thirties with Wallace Beery and Jacky Cooper its a good version too as is the one with Orson Wells as LJS Disneys is still the best for my small pound Rankin
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