I didn’t know that.


A few years ago a movie came out and was release to critical defeat. As for myself I enjoyed the movie except for a few minor problems. I found it to be an enjoyable waste of time (just what I like in most movies).

The movie was The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. One of the biggest things that bothered me was the introduction of Tom Sawyer into the movie. On top of that he was a Pinkerton agent. I kept saying to myself, why bring in that character as a detective. Didn’t make much sense to me. Of course Dorian Grey wasn’t in the original comic either, but that didn’t bother me as much.

Then I got my Nook! (Yep, another Nook post. Think I could get money to write reviews for my Nook?) I just finished a short story, from Mark Twain, that I never read or heard of before. The story was called Tom Sawyer, Detective. While he was not a Pinkerton agent, he did use observation to solve a crime. So now after the years I’ve complained about Tom Sawyer being a detective in that movie, I guess that following the path that Twain left, it isn’t that far out into left field.

There is another story that I have yet to read about Mr Sawyer and Mr. Finn called Tom Sawyer Abroad. Tom and Huck are on a balloon expedition in Africa. I guess that allows the trip to England for Tom anyway.

Just one question about the movie, if the film people actually knew about these stories: Where was Huck? 😉

6 thoughts on “I didn’t know that.”

  1. I enjoyed Huck Finn when it was required reading in high school. Might try it as an adult, but probably not until retirement, as with most of the books on my ‘to read’ list.
    Have you gotten your laptop back yet?

  2. I happen to own the DVD of “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” One of my favs….not sure why…..it just appealed to me. I’m funny that way… 😉

  3. I remember seeing that movie a couple years back, but I don’t remember Tom Sawyer. Come to think of it, I don’t remember much of the movie at all. Eventually I will get some sort of reader. Having recently read of the iPad keeping people awake at night, there is something to be said about eink over a typical display.

  4. Angel_of_night

    I also LOVE the movie “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”! One of Connery’s finest!

  5. taylhis, if it is from my good press, when do I get my kickback or commission on sales? Just wondering now that the price came down…

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