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Author Topic: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (book and upcoming BBC adaptation)  (Read 426 times)

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Offline RedEveTopic starter

I only recently discovered that this is being brought to the small screen by the BBC.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2013/jonathan-strange-mr-norrell-bbc-one-casting-release.html

As someone who loved the book, this news makes me very excited indeed. Any other fans of the book on here?
I'm surprised not to have seen a Strange roleplay on here (maybe I missed it?), as the subject matter so lends itself to being adapted into a game.

Offline Avis habilis

Re: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (book and upcoming BBC adaptation)
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 08:29:09 AM »
Norrellite? Strangeite? Hell, call me a Vinculite.

I'm eager to see how the adaptation turns out. Their choice for Strange looks just right for the part. I am wondering what they're going to do with all the material in the footnotes though. Hard to imagine they're going to break in the middle of a scene & have a flashback to the Raven King or something.

Offline RedEveTopic starter

Re: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (book and upcoming BBC adaptation)
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 09:12:51 AM »
Norrellite? Strangeite? Hell, call me a Vinculite.

I'm eager to see how the adaptation turns out. Their choice for Strange looks just right for the part. I am wondering what they're going to do with all the material in the footnotes though. Hard to imagine they're going to break in the middle of a scene & have a flashback to the Raven King or something.
I agree about the footnotes being problematic in terms of transfering them to the screen. Same with the witty tone of the narrator. Both of which were a big part of what made that novel so entertaining.

Offline RedEveTopic starter

Re: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (book and upcoming BBC adaptation)
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 08:56:41 AM »
Some good fan art to be found on Deviantart based upon the novel.










Offline elone

Re: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (book and upcoming BBC adaptation)
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 12:38:49 PM »
Looking forward to this.

I am in the middle of the book now, enjoying it immensely.

Offline PapillonBeryl

Re: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (book and upcoming BBC adaptation)
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2014, 07:36:24 PM »
I guess this means I should read the book.  It's sitting on my shelf with the rest of the books I plan on getting to.