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mrs. norman maine

My view of the film is colored, for good and for ill, by being a huge fan of the books.

While I hate to disagree with de blonde, I found Jim Carrey quite formulaic. Count Olaf is quite a bit darker in the books, and while silly at times, genuinely scary.

But because the whole tone of the books is -- If you're looking for something with a happy ending in which fair things happen to good children, you'd better put this book down immediately -- I think the movie was true to that spirt. (Perhaps it would have been better off left to books, for that reason. We seem to expect kiddie films to be less chaotic.)

Certainly Klaus is far lot studlier in the movie than he is in the books, and his glasses should have been considered as integral to him as Violet's ribbon is to her. In the film he seems calculated to be a sort of
Tiger Beat hero. And is it my imagination, or is there kind of an incest vibe going on with Violet in the film?

I didn't come out of the movie outraged at what they had done to MY books, but I didn't think it was great at capturing their dark charms, either.


i was a relly good film and the book was fan tastic i relly hadand seen enything like it and the book was the same


this is such a cool book and its really hard to get the first book.

Adrian gerrard

i really liked both the film and the book, really good work

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