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Monday, March 06, 2017

US preacher calls for boycott of Beauty And The Beast on gay agenda

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While not exactly a 'novel' (see Qn below), the article makes the point that adaptation of an original version is be highly controversial. On the one hand, it can be seen as a superior version as it has modified certain elements to keep up to date with the changing times, but on the other hand, to the purists, this would constitute a betrayal, a gross distortion, or even a bastardization of the original and its spirit....

Note also the power of the media in influencing attitudes and behaviour by re-defining/challenging prevailing norms:
"Disney was making an attempt to "normalise this (gay) lifestyle".

Qns:
1) ‘Any adaptation of a novel for film, television or the theatre is never as effective
as the original’. Discuss. (Cam. 2016)

2) To what extent can be the media influence our mindset?