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The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

March 2, 2024

If You Are Going to Do a Kubrick on a Book, at Least Make a Better Shining Story of IT Robert?πŸŽ₯πŸ“•πŸŽ¬πŸ€‘

I saw the movie
Force of Nature: The Dry 2' at the cinema last Saturday, after I had read half of the book, which the movie is based on.
I only read half the book, which I picked up for $1 at an Op Shop, because I was going to the cinema to see, it and was assured by a reviewer on 'Rotten Tomatoes' that the film closely follows the book, so I dropped it off at a book exchange at West End before seeing the movie that afternoon.
The book and film are worlds apart, as far as storylines go, I would soon find out.
Kate obviously hasn't read the book
...and needs a good splatting:-P
"'Force of Nature: The Dry 2' is a 2024 Australian mystery thriller film written and directed by Robert Connolly. The film is a sequel to the 2020 film The Dry, and is based on the 2017 novel Force of Nature by Jane Harper. It stars Eric Bana, reprising his role as Aaron Falk, alongside Anna Torv, Deborra-Lee Furness, Robin McLeavy, Sisi Stringer, Lucy Ansell, Jacqueline McKenzie, Tony Briggs, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, and Richard Roxburgh."
Scene from Kubrick's 'The Shining' "based"
on King's book of the same name
Robert Connolly has gone and done a Stanley Kubrick with Jane Harper's second book and destroyed the whole backstory of the Aaron Falk character.
Because ... SPOILER ALERT ... Aaron's mother dies while giving birth to him in the book, but in the movie, there is a whole backstory written by Connolly where Aaron and his mother used to go bushwalking with his father in those same Victorian forests where Alice has gone missing.
In the book Falk never went bushwalking with his father, as this all takes place after events in 'The Dry' when Aaron was accused of covering up for his friend, and they were run off their farm to go live in the city.
Not only that, but the spider bite in the movie is a snake bite in the book.
The couple who run the retreat in the movie are brother and sister in the book.
And the black sisters in the movie are twins in the book.
And on the subject of Alice, here below is another book I picked up at the Op Shop.
Breaking the rules is probably not good advice for Robert Connolly when it comes to adapting books to the screen.
And if I was Jane Harper, I'd be wanting to break a few things of Robert's:-)
Popcorn Podcast 'Force Of Nature: The Dry 2' review
With all that said, I did like the movie, because of the beautiful cinematography of the Aussie bush, but this film is a letdown story wise for me after loving The Dry so much.
And I must admit that it was rather creepy seeing this movie when a woman was missing in Victorian bushland that weekend ... and still is.

UPDATE: March 2nd, 2024
I went to check my blog stats for the last few hours and there were 217 hits currently.
Kubrick famously changed King's Room 217 in the novel to Room 237 in Kubrick''The Shining' movie:-)

UPDATTE: March 4th, 2024
A woman has died while attempting to retrieve
 camera gear that had fallen by a waterfall.
If you have seen the movie 'Force of Nature: The Dry 2', then this news story above you may find a little eerie.

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