Denis Johnson


Film adaptation of "Jesus' Son" by Canadian slapper and her team of scriptwriters couldn't suck enough. If they absolutely must adapt books to the screen, movie people should be required by some kind of law to stick to crap writing and leave the good stuff alone.

>>By Noddy Boffin   (Wednesday, 23 Apr 2003 19:28)

All very well, but who decides what is crap and what is good? After all, one man's meat is another man's poison, or didn't you know that?

>>By Mister Cigar   (Wednesday, 23 Apr 2003 21:20)

The film actually wasn't too bad, despite the overly whimsical take Crudup had on FH, which neither I nor anyone I know took away from the book. It presented the vignettes simply: This is what happened to me. And nothing more. The filmmakers were smart not to try some kind of half-assed mealy-mouthed spin on the "thema" of Johnson's book. They simply showed what they showed. The only true (and I mean TRUE) disappointment, was that they omitted the foot-washing scene, which would have been perfect for FH to witness that kind of devotion, desire for forgiveness, and total humility between two people. All those things were in FH throughout. Maybe he needed to see it before him to finally get a good look inside.

>>By Mr. Mister   (Wednesday, 2 Jul 2003 20:39)

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