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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Animal Farm minus the politics? Hello Happy Meal contract

What. The. Hell???

Andy Serkis uses new allegory-ignoring technology to make George Orwell's Animal Farm more family-friendly
Master of simulacra Andy Serkis has announced his intentions to move beyond creating artificial replicas of things using his body to doing so with his production company, The Imaginarium, by mounting a performance-captured adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm that will remove all of its cumbersome politics. “We’re keeping it fable-istic and [aimed at] a family audience. We are not going to handle the politics in a heavy-handed fashion,” Serkis said of the film he hopes to direct, while wearing an advanced, breathable rubber suit that will allow him to move freely through weighty allegories, instead of being limited by creaky, old-fashioned authorial intent.

So you can't get a Happy Meal contract if the characters represent the struggle from tyrannical communism to exploitative capitalism huh?

Andy Serkis's adaptation of Animal Farm minus the politics would be like a film adaptation of the Bible minus God - this is Orwellian irony. The Ministry of Love couldn't do a better double good job on editing.

Animal Farm was never at war with Eurasia.



At 28/10/12 3:18 pm, Blogger Frank said...

A sign of the times when a political satire is dumbed down for kiddie-fare...

Very soon, outcasts will be keeping books sacred, whilst state-sponsored Firemen ride around in search of subversive literature.

When I was a teenager, I looked forward to the 21st Century. I thought it would be exciting, liberating, and breath-taking.

I've seen enough of the future.

Where's my time machine - I want to get back to the 1970s.


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