Day: 14/05/2014

Heresy of the Week – The source material is a guide, not scripture


George R R Martin and Peter Dinklage

Heresy of the Week is a (mostly) weekly spot in which I entertain some of the unthinkable notions of geek-culture. The arguments I put forward are not always things I personally agree with, but often rhetorical devices designed to force myself (and maybe readers) out of the boxes which fan discussions can get caught in. But that aside, feel free to get yourselves worked up and your knickers in a twist if you really want to.

This week’s heresy:

Fans always scream bloody murder when an adaptation of a property from one medium to another makes its own path. But actually, whilst there are advantages to fidelity, it can also be a millstone around an adaptation’s neck.

Read on…