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and will be coming to a theater near you REAL soon!
It's a computer animated movie and from what I can tell has nothing to do with the book.
Books a favorite of mine as well.
'A lie is halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on'. -Mark Twain
Crap, I would love the see faithful to the novel movie. It's sad that kids will watch the movie and probably won't bother to read the book. But maybe not ?I think by the age of 13 I read all of J.London's books
Many Titles are purchased just for the title. I think back to many books by Alistair MacLean.
Bear Island? and many others are only superficially based on the book. Ice Station Zebra springs to mind.
Once the writers get 'hold of it, no telling what will happen. And effects types use such effects as a substitute for plot, character and good writing.
Too much is never enough
Saw the trailer in the coming attractions when wife and I went to movies week before last.
It looks absolutely ghastly. The CGI was very bad. It was way obvious, the CGI that is, to the point it looked cartoonish. Also looked like they may have taken enough liberties with London's brilliant story as to have lost the ability to even claim it's based on his book.
When I was in Benicia California there was little bronze marker on the abandoned bar building where jack London lived in the basement , back when he was using a small sailboat at night to steal from the shellfish traps in the back waters of san Francisco bay. Which lead to his need to get out of town, and perhaps, heading for Alaska . No worries about san francisco law up that way, in those days.
The town has some history, for one short time, it was the capitol of California but Liked the fire station the best. Because of the towns location , it got the fire equipment that San Francisco discarded, and used it for grass fires and less demanding work in a country setting.
I was there on firemans day, the only day public tours are given, and they have quite a collection, all in top shape, as one would expect from fireman.
The first thing to catch my eye , drawing me in to check the scene, was a massive tan dodge power wagon from the thirties, in right out of the box condition, even the decals of the air cleaner were fresh.
They also had heavily engraved silver fireman horns from winning fourth of July competitions in the 1800's and other stuff in display cases inside.
The crown jewel was a Philadelphia hand pumper horse drawn fire engine, which they still used to win their class in modern fireman musters. The key is they still have the original buffalo hide intake hoses, which are lighter, and don't collapse like the cow leather used on the other pumpers. The Smithsonian wants their hoses, but they need them for competition , so no dice,
The Smithsonian has the same pumper, but theirbuffolo hide hoses are limp and rotten in places, the pumper looked equal, from what I remember .
So if you are ever in Benicia , you might enjoy checking out Londons old stomping grounds, but it just looks like any hard sandy waters edge, and you might try to hit town on open house day down at the firehouse.
...and Harrison Ford.
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