November 9, 2007

Apparently “inspired by” means “not at all related to,” at least in this case

Posted in Literature, Movies at 12:03 pm by The Lizard Queen

Can somebody tell me what the hell happened to Ridley Scott?

A film inspired by Edgar Allen [sic] Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” produced by Tony and Ridley Scott and starring Josh Lucas, doesn’t sound too bad, right? These guys are all at least marginally talented, and the source material is strong, so this could be one to keep an eye on.

Except, as you’ll soon learn, “inspired by” can often mean “only vaguely resembling in any way.” Such as just using the idea of a heart and a murder…

Inspired by the classic Edgar Allan Poe story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the contemporized adaptation sees Lucas starring as a single father whose recently transplanted heart leads him on a frantic search to find the donor’s killer before a similar fate befalls him.

More info here, if you haven’t already lost your will to live.  *whimper*


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