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Ursula LeGuin reviews the Sci-Fi channel's EarthSea miniseries


On Tuesday night, the Sci Fi Channel aired its final installment of Legend of Earthsea, the miniseries based?loosely, as it turns out?on my Earthsea books. The books, A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan, which were published more than 30 years ago, are about two young people finding out what their power, their freedom, and their responsibilities are. I don't know what the film is about. It's full of scenes from the story, arranged differently, in an entirely different plot, so that they make no sense.

... and, surprisingly enough, doesn't like it. Didn't she have some editorial control over this? Apparantly not; she was a "consultant", which in Hollywood means they are free to ignore you.


On Tuesday night, the Sci Fi Channel aired its final installment of Legend of Earthsea, the miniseries based -- loosely, as it turns out -- on my Earthsea books. The books, A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan, which were published more than 30 years ago, are about two young people finding out what their power, their freedom, and their responsibilities are. I don't know what the film is about. It's full of scenes from the story, arranged differently, in an entirely different plot, so that they make no sense.

... and, surprisingly enough, doesn't like it. Didn't she have some editorial control over this? Apparantly not; she was a "consultant", which in Hollywood means they are free to ignore you.


This entry was published Thu Dec 16 21:49:23 CST 2004 by Matthew and last updated 2004-12-16 21:49:23.0.

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