Discussion Question

January 7, 2012

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42 Responses to “Discussion Question”

  1. Rinnie says:

    I’d prefer TV series (mini series)! I think there can be more details in TV series than in movies.

  2. minio says:

    Does it mean something’s going to happen?
    As for me, I’d like to see it on a full screen. I just see these big billboards on the street advertising it. I think it would be easier to see it abroad as a movie rather than a tv series.
    Waiting impatiently.
    Anna from Poland

  3. Carmen says:

    i prefer a film because in my opinion with a serie tv the emotions are lost !!!! sorry for english !!!! i’m italian’s girl . I love the bronze horseman …

  4. Jacqui says:

    A series….epic stories are best told this way because then you don’t cheapen the story by trying to fit it into 2 hours.

  5. Ashley says:

    Nooo! I want a movie! With a tv series it would change so much because it would have to be spread out. And also not everyone have channels like hbo. A movie would be so much better!

  6. Florencia says:

    Althougt I loved the excitement of going to the cinema to watch, what is going to be my future favourite movie, I d rather watch this saga on TV. The bronze horseman is a very complex book to reduce it to a two-hours-movie.

  7. Sarah says:

    A series! I can’t see how this story can be told in only 2 hours. Please make it Showtime, Starz, or HBO not a network one. Look at what a great job they did with Game of Thrones, Tudors, Pillars of the Earth, or Mildred Pierce. You can have top actors and great scenery. I would be dying every week for the next episode. I really hope something is made either film or series. I will watch either way.

  8. Sara Louise says:

    I would love it as a mini series because I feel that less of the book will have to be left out as it doesn’t have to be crammed into two hours. That said, I will take Tatiana and Alexander on screen any way I can get them!
    Best of luck!

  9. Sarah says:

    Would rather see as a series, I agree with Rinnie. With a series you can get more detailed.

  10. Heather R says:

    I would rather see it as a series. I think there is just too much story to tell in a 2 hour format – too much would have to be cut.

  11. Eugenia says:

    I agree with what the others been saying about detail and a TV series…the only downside to that is that I would die waiting for the next episode to come out each time :D

  12. Giulia says:

    The important thing is to see it soon! Maybe the movie…can reach more people who do not yet know The Bronze Horseman!

  13. Rhona says:

    Definitely, a mini-series. Otherwise so much would have to be cut out.

  14. Julia says:

    According to me a TV series would make everything banal and the true essence of the story will be lost. A full movie could capture better all the feelings and the emotions that your books transmit. Furthermore a full movie could be seen in more countries, I hope in Italy too!

  15. Elin says:

    I haven’t thought of it.. but it would be better with a mini series instead of a movie, because you can fit in so much more in a series.

  16. Liat says:

    Defenetly a movie, a trilogy, each for every book.
    those books deserve the big screen.
    Cant understand how no one grabbed the script yet:)

  17. Danielle says:

    This book is EPIC – its a work of art! A movie would not do it justice. Im all for the mini-series. Just look at the ‘Pride and Prejudice’ mini-series vs. the movie.
    The movie was disappointing and forgettable

  18. Tasman says:

    I would prefer a movie because with a tv series the storyline would need to be altered in order to fit a certain time (1/2 hour or one hour) slot while having an acceptable ‘end’ scene for each episode. Plus between episodes audiences would lose the emotions they feel while watching the story.

    A big silverscreen debut is definently needed for this!

    Tasman, Australia

  19. Amy says:

    Whilst I am a big fan of TV adaptations of novels like Game of Thrones I feel a movie of The Bronze Horseman could have the potential to become an absolute cinematic classic. However, it would need to be a lengthy film so as not to lose important details from the book. I like the idea of Henry Cavil playing Alexander…casting would need to be spot on.

  20. Ange says:

    As much as I agree that there is a lot of detail in the book which can’t be shown in a 2 or 3 hour film, I think the important thing about this story is the intense emotion and connection to the characters you feel when you read it and I feel that that is something that would be lost if the story was shown over a time period. I would prefer a movie, a longish one, but it’s hard to say!

  21. Nadia says:

    Most definitely a TV series. That way the story can unfold gradually without the two-hour time constraint. It’s such a big epic story. A series would be a better way to do it justice.

  22. ROBYN says:

    Movie. Movemoviemovie.

  23. ROBYN says:

    plus tv series wont reach all countries and i NEED to see it.

  24. Sam says:

    Please do a movie. Please please please. I want to be able to see this in theaters. It would make a great film.

  25. nafsika says:

    I`m from Greece and I prefer the movie because some fans cannot watch TBH as a TV series. I begin you choose the movie we haven`t all of us the opportunity to see our favorite story on TV. PLEASE on Greece WE WANT AND WE WAIT THE MOVIE !!!!!! in my opinion You should choose the movie for your fans here and all over the world who cannot have an access on TV`s programs .

  26. nafsika says:

    in addition we can have TBH as a DVD after the presentation of the movie (sorry for my English )

  27. Lisa says:

    Mini series, but please stay true to the book. Movies are always so disappointing and never give a true reflection. Given the beauty of this book, a mini series would be perfect and allow for sufficient detail. Paullina, this was the most amazing, beautiful trilogy I have every read.

  28. Lisa says:

    I definitely think a mini series (each episode running two hours with approximately two episodes per book so 4 hours total) would be the best option as the books are too long to make a really good movie out of it without losing too much of the substance. Please make sure whatever you decide that you stay true to the books as it is a magical read and the greatest love story I have ever read. So many movies disappoint after the book but with a great cast and the time required this could be a masterpiece.

  29. Lily says:

    I think that both would be fantastic, but it would fare better as a movie. I think with movies it’s easier to reach the epic scale of effects and drama that is in these novels. I think it would make it easier to capture the story, and that way you could do three movies.

    However, with the way the entire saga is broken up into separate chapters, I think a TV series would better accommodate that. Just like The Walking Dead and how it’s based off of a comic book, I think each episode would fit separate events a little better and the small details wouldn’t be lost in the scale of the movies.

    But at the same time, I don’t think a TV series would work just because there’s so much that’s going on in all three books! SO MUCH! It would end up being like five seasons I feel like, if it was a TV series.

  30. Kathy says:

    Movie (just for TBH), and then maybe mini-series to include TSG conclusion.

  31. B says:

    TV Series. Definitely.
    I have loved these books and characters for such a long time and while the thought of a big-budget film thrills me, I know time constraints would mean leaving so much crucial detail and character development out. And I think you would have to adapt more to a general cinema going public with a film, whereas a series would allow you to tell the story carefully – and remain faithful to the source material.
    The HBO series Game of Thrones is a perfect example of what can be done with this medium – such a quality interpretation of George R.R Martin’s book.

  32. tali says:

    I think a mini-series would do the book more justice. as already sad this book is epic. with a mini-series the story can unfold gradually.

  33. Daniela says:

    Absolutely the TV series, the novel is too rich, too much detail would be lost if it were converted to the timing of a movie!
    I read the whole trilogy and I would love to relive history on TV!

  34. Grace Holland says:

    I personally would rather see a movie, I feel a tv show would cheapen the storyline and though it would take a great deal of creativity to pull it off as a feature film, I’m confident it can be done. I just wouldn’t want to add to or take away anything for the purpose of tv ratings, keep it pure and plain is how I feel.

  35. Nastia says:

    The Bronze Horseman is such a big and powerfull story that only have to be seen in a BIG SCREEN , only then the people who watch this can feel in so powerfully and not in a TV series !!

  36. Vicky says:

    We’ ve been waiting for this movie for ages … i begin to think that’ s never gonna happen. No screen play can show the emotions from TBH so it doen’ t matter for me.

  37. MR says:

    Defintely a mini-series, especially if produced by HBO so that all the good bits can be left in! There is just too much detail in the book(s) to reduce it to two hours. I did worry about this aspect when I heard a movie was on the cards. If a mini-series is done properly – it will be be beautiful. And for those of us who don’t have access to HBO (I’m one of you!), we can always down-load it or catch it on DVD.

  38. ilanit says:

    Movie! And I wounder who will play tatiana and Alexander. Can’t wait! Got the three books both in Hebrew and English.

  39. Alyssa says:

    A mini series ! Like Dowton Abbey that’ll be perfect Paullina ! :)

  40. Luana says:

    I’m worried that if it was a mini series it wouldn’t be screened in New Zealand – and I couldn’t hack that!! Of course if it was a movie it would miss a lot out… We do get Game of Thrones though so mini series would have to get my vote!!