|Title||:||The Crying Game (Screenplay)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||176 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Crying Game (Screenplay) Reviews
Since this is the screenplay to my most favourite movie of all times I just had to read it and I was sure I'd like it just as much as the movie itself. I was right in that, although there are many parts where I think the version the actors showed in the end was more fitting. Of course my view on that is totally biased.Does it add something new? Not totally. I got a better view on some of the character's actions: How Fergus knew where to find Dil, who that guy was(or may be) that helped Fergus cross the water, what they said in the movie when they mumbled too much for a non-native English speaker like me to understand.And, moreover, the introduction by holyfuckingshitmasteroftheuniverse Neil Jordan(Yes, that's what I call him). Using Kafka to illustrate why he sees it as important to write a script as raw as possible? I didn't particularly want to become a fangirl, but what can I say? I was defenseless.I'd strongly suggest to not read this if you don't know the movie yet, it might take something away from the experience. If you've already seen the movie and aren't as crazy about it as I am, then it's not really necessary to read this. It adds a little bit to the story, imo, but I feel like it would be more appealing if you're really, really interested in the story.
Reading this did not add much to the film. I came to understand, however, the role played by a director in transferring dialogue to screen, as this book is just a skeletal script, with less information that you normally read in a formal play.
Arguably one of the best British-Irish scripts ever written, and both film and script were an education for me as a young writer, but it ages quite badly in light of progress in trans rights and representation.