Do I have the time? Of course not. The willpower? Doubtful. An idea? Pshaw!
Yet I was compelled to do it.
*bangs head on desk*
I was having some interesting literary thoughts on Sunday when I was watching WB's Tarzan. *waits for the laughter to stop* I'm not going to make a habit of it, of course; I wanted to get the full experience so I could later mock it with impunity, knowing fully what I was scorning. And now I can. But the thing was, as bad as the show is, the concept didn't seem as stupid as I had imagined. I mean, modern-day homeless-looking Tarzan and badass cop (c) Jane galavanting around New York City. Stupid. Yet I did see some things about it I thought could be improved... so it's not a total lost cause. Besides, I admit to finding the idea of contemporizing a classic (or a 'modern classic') fairly interesting. I mean, it has potential. Just because Tarzan and Smallville are horrid...
*ducks tomatoes incoming from Texas and the midwest*
*wonders if she had a point*
If I had any kind of idea, it would be a contemporization of... something. That's why I asked about the Robin Hood books... I've always really liked the 'rob from the rich to give to the poor' motif -- and I'm not even a bleeding heart liberal! Plus no one in their right mind can not like Men in Tights. If I can get a better feel for the story, maybe a modern-day or even slightly future-set interpretation will come to mind. But I'm not betting on it.