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Why HAVEN'T Malory Towers and St. Clare's been filmed?

Postby andrewd285 » 09 Aug 2011, 17:43

Any thoughts? Seems like these are classics and should have a ready market for TV at least. So many of us are desperate to have Darrell, Sally, Alicia, Gwen, Pat, Isabel, Carlotta, etc come to life!
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Re: Why HAVEN'T Malory Towers and St. Clare's been filmed?

Postby Wolfgang » 10 Aug 2011, 06:16

Actually, there are films about St Clare's - a Japanese anime series in 26 parts and a German Hanni und Nanni film (Hanni und Nanni = St Clare's in German). Although I have to admit that the film has not really much in common with the book.
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Re: Why HAVEN'T Malory Towers and St. Clare's been filmed?

Postby MJE » 10 Aug 2011, 14:54

     I think I would prefer books I like not to be mutilated and butchered by film-makers.
     I did read years ago that some Malory Towers shows (television, I think) were going to be made, with Dawn French as Mam'zelle Dupont - an interesting idea. But I think the show was going to be some years later, featuring now-grown-up schoolgirls, and all sorts of un-Blytonian adult issues. Since I've heard nothing of this since, I gather it may not be happening after all.
     If it came on, I'd have to watch it out of curiosity - but I suspect this is really rather off. A pity Chorion themselves now seem to approve these adultified travesties of Enid Blyton.

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Re: Why HAVEN'T Malory Towers and St. Clare's been filmed?

Postby Wolfgang » 14 Dec 2017, 07:08

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Re: Why HAVEN'T Malory Towers and St. Clare's been filmed?

Postby pete9012S » 14 Dec 2017, 09:40

Thank you Wolfgang - very informative.
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Re: Why HAVEN'T Malory Towers and St. Clare's been filmed?

Postby Wolfgang » 14 Jan 2018, 07:45

I checked the company's page that's selling the German DVD sets for the St Clare's anime series, and there's no mention of English at all, so either Amazon put on a wrong description, or the description was changed by the seller later on.
What's highly annoying is the fact both German sets together are sold for roughly 37€, while the complete French set is sold for 12,7€ on German Amazon :x .
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Re: Why HAVEN'T Malory Towers and St. Clare's been filmed?

Postby Wolfgang » 20 Jan 2018, 08:10

The French edition of the St Clare's anime series arrived yesterday. Unfortunately no subtitles, but well... I doubt the German edition features one as well.
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