Brideshead Revisited Movie Causes Outrage
The Hollywood movie adaptation of classic novel BRIDESHEAD REVISITED has sparked outrage amongst fans by changing the plot of the famous book.
The film version of Evelyn Waugh's 1945 bestseller stars Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon and is due for release later this year (08).
But major rewrites of the plot have angered fans of the classic novel, because they have reworked the relationship of three central characters, implying they were at the centre of a "love triangle".
Producer Robert Bernstein has defended the decision, insisting most of the changes were necessary to cut the production down to a two-hour movie.
And he even consulted the family of the late novelist before going ahead with the new script.
Bernstein says, "We absolutely needed the approval of the family before we went ahead and wrote the (new) scenes.
"We were making a two-hour film, not an 11-part television drama. It is important for us to get to the heart of what was, essentially, a (love) triangle."