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1 October 2017
Classic literature should probably be re-named 'Books that should never be made into films', because they just don't fit the transition from one medium to the next. The most striking of Conrad's narratives, Heart of Darkness stands out, not so much for it's poetic imagery or the author's mastery over English as a second language; but for the simple fact that it has been whittled down into a sensible sized piece of reading. It's a winning formula for the reader (and for Hollywood), because it has a small cast, and a story that is easy enough to follow with a hearty dose of existentialist angst thrown in for those brave enough to clasp the handle of self-reflection. For those who just want a ripping yarn, it delivers with all the sweat and pipe smoke stained fever of any good Victorian, malarial-induced 'river ship' epic.
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