Tuesday, 20 September 2011

The Robe - A Book & Movie Comparison

The 1942 book was always intended to be a religious discourse. The entire middle section is more a retelling of the gospels than an actual story, though it has a pretty structured narrative that make sense, when it's not busy being anti-semitic. The book is good in parts, but dishonest overall.

The 1953 movie, on the other hand, has historical inaccuracies (and not in a good way like in 300) & a narrative that is seriously flawed. Logic has been sacrificed for dramatic effect. Avoidable.


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