Saturday, May 17, 2014

Dominic West: It's Time For A New Flashman Film


Anita Singh at the British newspaper the Telegraph offers a piece about actor Dominic West, who suggests that the time as come for a new film about George MacDonald Fraser's great character.

Dominic West has called for the “spectacularly politically incorrect” Flashman novels to be given the Hollywood film treatment and introduced to a new generation of readers.
 
West said the books, by the late George MacDonald Fraser, were a “forgotten gem” deserving of reappraisal.
 
Fraser took the character, who first appeared as the bully in Tom Brown’s Schooldays, and imagined a life for him in the British Army.
 
A coward, misogynist and scoundrel, Sir Harry Paget Flashman was immortalised in 12 novels – the first of which was mistaken for a memoir by some confused US critics.
 
The books continue to sell but West, an unabashed fan, said they deserve to be more widely read.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/10836577/Dominic-West-its-time-for-a-new-Flashman-film.html 

2 comments:

  1. Dominic West would be perfect as Flashman. It's way past time to introduce GMF's true genius to American audiences; if not through the novels, then through a film that does justice to the work--unlike the Malcolm McDowell effort.

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  2. I agree. Mr. Fraser has a good number of American fans and I would love to see Dominic West as Flashman.

    Paul

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