February 25, 2011 § Leave a comment
We have mixed feelings on transferring great works of literature to a different time/place/theme. For example, Jane’s Austen Emma set in a mid-90’s upper class high school? Gold. Reworking Wurthering Heights as an even more melodramatic, angsty story, plus adding vampires? Not so much. So we’re a little wary about the news that Great Expectations is being redone, this time in imperial Calcutta. It’s not that we’re disinterested (we’re curious), but we just feel like people have great expectations about the novel, and tranferring it could be disasterous.
(Seriously, did you think we weren’t going to go there? We’re lit nerds; 19th century novel jokes are what we do best.)