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« Reply #150 on: July 04, 2013, 02:00:22 AM »

Hmm. The title screen says Walt Disney's the Jungle Book, but the full credits include the four screen writers and Kipling and say that the movie was based on the Mowgli stories.  So Kipling did get  some credit, albeit shared with others.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061852/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_wr#writers
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« Reply #151 on: July 04, 2013, 07:33:32 AM »

Walt Disney.  Shocked Grin


well that's what it says on the movie credits doesn't it?
In England that would cause a rumpus but people don't really care in the states.  Another example in the same vein is Winnie the pooh.  The original books are masterpieces of literature in their own right and for many years the Milne family protected the legacy - but once Christopher Robin (yes, there really was a son of the author) sold out (he hated Pooh) Disney had no restraint and turned the classic into yet more Americana.

To understand why it bothers me, imagine if the British decided to re-write Hemmingway or Abraham Lincoln - or ascribe works to them that they did not do what the reaction would be here.

BOTH dISNEY and Alan Whassisname ruined Winnie the Pooh's voice....
hate the cartton drawings, nowhere as good as the materpieces by E Sheperd.

and there was an earlei version of the Jungle Book, that my dad grew up with, starring a young man called Sabu..
which I'm sure not many people have seen or heard of.
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« Reply #152 on: July 04, 2013, 07:46:37 AM »

A lot of children's literature does poorly when adapted to the screen, IMO.


ETA: And even worse are the remakes and (often) the endless sequels


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« Reply #153 on: July 04, 2013, 09:18:32 AM »

I was just kidding.  I don't actually know what the credits say, but I assume Rudyard Kipling is in there somewhere.*shrug*  Easy enough to google.
I just looked it up and it does say 'inspired by Rudyard Kipling' in very small print on the original poster. 

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« Reply #154 on: July 04, 2013, 09:25:31 AM »

But thereafter there was not even that.  It became 'Walt Dysney's' 'The Jungle Book' and a whole generation of kids think that he created the characters and the original story.
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« Reply #155 on: July 04, 2013, 10:18:42 AM »

I think it depends on whether these are children of parents who read with them.   When I was little,I saw both movies, but knew who had written the original works,largely because my Dad had read the books with me and twin sis.   Cool
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« Reply #156 on: July 04, 2013, 10:58:14 AM »

I should probably add that a lot of movies give credit to someone other than the author of the original work.  For example,who wrote the book that inspired Schindler's List? No idea. I just know it was't Steven Spielberg, the guy who gets all the credit.  IIRC,  he didn't write the original source material OR the screenplay for the movie.

The good news is that, these days,movie credits are pages and pages long.  Anybody who touched a movie in even the most minute way gets their name on the screen.  Very different from 1967, when The Jungle Book was released, and only the major players got any credit.   
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« Reply #157 on: July 04, 2013, 12:01:49 PM »

And there  are some exceptions,like Robert Ludlum and Stephen King,whose celebrity as writers preceded their movie deals.   Those guys always get top billing.
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« Reply #158 on: July 04, 2013, 12:31:36 PM »

And there  are some exceptions,like Robert Ludlum and Stephen King,whose celebrity as writers preceded their movie deals.   Those guys always get top billing.
that's because they own the intellectual rights and have vicious lawyers.

Anyone else is dogs meat...
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« Reply #159 on: July 04, 2013, 12:54:59 PM »

True. Robert Ludlum's even been dead for ten (?) years and the new Bourne books and movies still have his name on them.   ETA:  Even though he didn't even write them at all.  His estate owns the franchise.  Must be nice.
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« Reply #160 on: July 04, 2013, 02:44:04 PM »

Oops.  I participated in a sock tangent. Mea culpa.  Embarrassed Grin

One way to avoid losing socks?  Buy these:

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« Reply #161 on: July 04, 2013, 04:05:18 PM »

well, you don't have to worry about anyone stealing them... Tongue
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« Reply #162 on: July 04, 2013, 04:16:06 PM »

You might be surprised.
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« Reply #163 on: July 04, 2013, 04:40:38 PM »

You might be surprised.

I had a pair like that once - hand knitted - I won them in a raffle.

Which sums up my entire raffle lifetime winnings Tongue Tongue
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« Reply #164 on: July 04, 2013, 04:51:12 PM »

Peaches, who used to participate here and DF and no longer participates in either, has several pairs and wears them to work as a symbol of defiance against authority.  Socks as insurrection. Love it. Grin
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