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  • #46
    I guess Heather Graham was miscast as mary Kelly too. yeesh cmon guys this was a very unhistorical mash up of a grahic novel based on the royal conspiracy! lol. much artistic liscense was taken!!
    "Is all that we see or seem
    but a dream within a dream?"

    -Edgar Allan Poe


    "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
    quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

    -Frederick G. Abberline

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Abby Normal View Post
      I guess Heather Graham was miscast as mary Kelly too. yeesh cmon guys this was a very unhistorical mash up of a grahic novel based on the royal conspiracy! lol. much artistic liscense was taken!!
      Indeed, but having "pretty-boy" Depp as a 40-something, paunchy detective would be a bit like casting Macaulay Culkin as Benjamin Franklin.
      Kind regards, Sam Flynn

      "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Sam Flynn View Post
        Indeed, but having "pretty-boy" Depp as a 40-something, paunchy detective would be a bit like casting Macaulay Culkin as Benjamin Franklin.
        lol. now that's funny
        "Is all that we see or seem
        but a dream within a dream?"

        -Edgar Allan Poe


        "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
        quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

        -Frederick G. Abberline

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post
          By the way, has anyone seen the adaptation of The Alienist? Great book but any good on screen?
          Yes, I watched it. Somewhat different from the book, but kept close to the mood and general atmosphere of 1890s New York. (They shot in Eastern Europe, I believe). Plot doesn't vary too much, though the Catholic Church's involvement was toned down, I think. Teddy Roosevelt was present, also the young lady who assisted the police, the two Jewish brothers, and some nasty bruiser types. I recommend it if you liked the novel. I was able to enjoy it as a period thriller, even knowing the solution, and the cast was good.
          Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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          • #50
            Originally posted by Pcdunn View Post

            Yes, I watched it. Somewhat different from the book, but kept close to the mood and general atmosphere of 1890s New York. (They shot in Eastern Europe, I believe). Plot doesn't vary too much, though the Catholic Church's involvement was toned down, I think. Teddy Roosevelt was present, also the young lady who assisted the police, the two Jewish brothers, and some nasty bruiser types. I recommend it if you liked the novel. I was able to enjoy it as a period thriller, even knowing the solution, and the cast was good.
            Thanks for that Pat.

            A friend of mine has the first season on dvd or Blu-ray which I’ll borrow the next time I see him.
            Regards

            Herlock






            "Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.”

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