3 December 2015 | dizzygothica
Why, why, why, when producers decide a book is good enough to make a film, do they then change it all? And especially why do they take English stories and make them into poor American versions of the original? And, most of all, why do the authors allow it to happen? This was a good book, based in England, with British characters, and then shifting to exciting action in Australia. So, of course, they shifted the story to Canada and Germany. Ian McShane should have been a good choice for the character (whose name, of course,was changed, seemingly for no good reason, to that of a character in a totally different DF book). He is not too bad, but he is now an investigator for the British Jockey Club, instead of the book's painter of horses, a fact which was crucial to the plot of the book. Fail, fail, fail! I bought the set of 3 TV movies, and this one was so bad I don't know if I can bear to watch the other two! (which, on Googling, I find have also been altered). Grrrrrrrrrrrr!