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Under the Skin - Michel Faber

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Rollergirl1 Fri 30-Sep-11 20:47:03

DH has heard that this book is being made into a film. Has anyone read/heard? It is an absolutely amazing book. Just can't imagine it going down that well as a film. Anyone?

StantonLacy Fri 30-Sep-11 20:59:50

No, I agree.

The book is fantastic. The thought of a film of it just seems very bizarre. For me, part of the reason why I enjoyed it so much was the way the story very gradually came together - the way the plot/background/detail was slowly revealed. To try and put that across in a film where the visual aspect is so obvious definitely wouldn't work for me.

Who knows, though ? Might turn out really well, but I don't see how...

Rollergirl1 Fri 30-Sep-11 21:18:31

I am sure it is purely off the back of the success of The Crimson & the White's tv success. But they are entirely different books. It will be all about the 'vodsel' side of it.

Haberdashery Fri 30-Sep-11 21:25:09

I can't imagine it as a film, either. It was such a clever book and I just can't see how it will be possible to do that gradual reveal on film. I will probably go and see it if they do make it - will be intrigued!

Rollergirl1 Fri 30-Sep-11 21:42:56

Under the Skin

There ya go folks. Scarlett Johanssen is "Isserly"

Stokey38 Fri 30-Sep-11 21:51:11

I love this book, hope they don't ruin it. Could be really brilliant if done well.

StantonLacy Fri 30-Sep-11 22:00:38

Oh, FGS...Scarlett Johanssen ?!!

That is just ridiculous. I've just looked at a few articles about the film/casting etc and they've really gone in all heavy handed and spoiled any kind of mystery about the plot, have given the game away completely. I feel dreadful for anyone that hasn't read it yet...what rubbish spoilers sad

Haven't seen anything that Glazer has done, but like you Haberdashery, will probably go to see it anyway- out of a morbid desire to see how dreadful it is grin

Haberdashery Sat 01-Oct-11 10:03:25

Scarlett Bloody Johanssen?! FFS. Worst casting ever!

halfnhalf Mon 03-Oct-11 17:04:22

so glad I've read this before the film came out. Surely the point of Isserley is that she ISN'T beautiful, more a grotesque approximation of what her people think humans find attractive.

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