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whump at mac.com
Wed Dec 23 23:16:29 PST 2009
On Dec 23, 2009, at 11:06 PM, Damien Morton wrote:
> There was one movie where it was done nicely, Anthony Banderas
> in the 13th Warrior - an outcast Muslim noble joins a Viking trading band
> and returns to Scandinavia with them. What was interesting about that movie
> was the trajectory where the Vikings came to respect the Muslim for his
> talents and he for theirs.
I was just thinking about "The 13th Warrior," and that reversal of the common trope made it fun. Michael Crichton, when not reactionary, makes an interesting source for adaptations.
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