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Jun. 7th, 2012 04:08 am (UTC)
The movie fell way short of the book, but that scene with Jason Robards and Jonathan Pryce in the library was pure, exquisite Bradbury.
Jun. 7th, 2012 04:30 am (UTC)
Agreed, I don't think a movie could do justtice to the book, but I do love that scene
Jun. 7th, 2012 11:09 am (UTC)
We read this book in our book club last month. I kept seeing Jonathan Pryce as Mr Dark when reading it. It's funny how my perspective changed from when I first read it as a teen. I identified with the boys then, and, now identify more with the father.
Jun. 7th, 2012 12:50 pm (UTC)
I noticed that myself, the last time I read the book. Reading it as the mother of adolescent sons was a different personal experience than reading it when I was in middle school. But both were powerful.
Jun. 7th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
Just started rereading the novel this afternoon at lunch. Love this scene, though. I wish Disney still had it in them to go dark.

And is it just me or are Shard and Liz both competing for the role of Mr. Dark in their relationship?
Jun. 8th, 2012 12:38 am (UTC)
This is one of my favorite books ever. I have my mother's 1962 hard copy edition -- one of my prized possessions and I read it every October as I have done since I was ten. I like the movie well enough (Pryce made a very good Illustrated Man) -- the only thing was I missed the rich, lyrical prose that makes the book such a marvelous read. It comes across in the dialog but it's truncated.
Jada Walker
Jun. 8th, 2012 02:12 pm (UTC)
Mr Dark
Sigh. I *LOVE* this story and movie, every word.
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