>>64583673 Hollywood always sanitizes the Count of Monte Cristo.
The idea of a legitimately sadistic protagonist who owns a slave girl and uses drugs is just too controversial for the studio execs, so they make him more of an unambiguous hero and lose a lot of what made the character interesting.
>>64584460 >I, betrayed, sacrificed, buried, have risen from my tomb, by the grace of God, to punish that man >Sir, said he, in a solemn tone, I consider your glove thrown and will return it to you around a bullet. Now leave me, or I will summon my servants to throw you out at the door. So many great lines in the book
>>64584344 Dumas is always sanitized. I have yet to see a single adaptation of the Three Musketeers where Comte de Rochefort wasn't a mustache twirling villain. Rochefort turns out to be a bro in the books.
>>64583673 Blogpost: When I was still a little bub and wanted to move to Japan, watching animus and reading mangos this series came out. I knew about the story of Monte Christo and that it was supposed to be a literature classic that got a couple of movie adaptations including one with Richard Chamberlain, but I never bothered with it. I somehow decided to get the book first before watching the anime. Long story short; the book became my favourite to this day and left an impression on me like none before it. It changed the course of my life, because it helped scupting my personality and character. After all those years I tried watching the anime in 2015 as the art style is rather unique and intriguing. I couldn't get past episode 2. Utter trash.
>>64584836 Largely same reaction to the show. It's pretty to look at but a horrible adaptation. Though I like the embedded joke that the kid used to capture Albert is a boy pretending to be a girl which most people would right off as typical Japanese weirdness but is in the actual book.
>>64583673 "Most accurate" >eugenie danglars falls in love with mondego's son instead of being a lesbian >the count of monte cristo escapes from prison with teh help of a purple space demon instead of with the help of an older inmate >the purple space demon is the only french-speaking character on the show >the purple space demon turns the count of monte cristo into a vampire with some degree of immortality >After being disgraced by having his poor military conduct revealed publicly, mondego somehow invades space-paris whereas in teh novel he is dismissed from the military and commits suicide >Mondego's son forgives the count of monte cristo for both humiliating his father and killing his best friend in a duel, whereas in the novel mondego's son hates the count simply for humiliating his father >the show ends with a sword fight between Mondego and the count of monte cristo, followed by an mexican stand-off between Mondego with the count's concubine held hostage, the count, mondego's son and I think at least 2 other characters >the count dies at the end whereas in the novel he sails away with his concubine after arranging a happy union between the soldier and the young noblewoman who was abused by her stepmom
After mondego betrays and kills the sultan father of Haydee and ravages her kingdom, she has no where to live so he offers her sanctuary (I think having been a friend of her father?) .
She isn't required to do chores other than perhaps accompany him to some functions (although I don't rememebr if she did appear in public with him) and they only have sex after the story ends when she asks for it and explicitly tells him that she has fallen in love with him
>>64583673 I was discussing the same with some friends the other day. This Count of Montecristo is a space ghost-alien-super pirate possessing the body of a man in a galactic prison. It really shouldnt be the best adaptation...but it is.
Also, Im not sure if Im a fan of how literally every ending for every character was changed. Some were changed for the better, while some others were changed for worse.
>>64584824 fucking Western hating westerner adopting a foreign culture to make themselves feel like a victimised outsider, trapped by an evil partiarchal culture. Oh if only I was Japanese, I'd be so cool and everyone would love me! I could have a 12yo girlfriend and buy spoiled panties too! O! Western World! You do not understand the spirituality and superiority of Eastern culture! I must cut myself repeatedly until I am recognised as a guru!
>>64583673 Started really good, but ended as just another fucking anime. Should have kept the Count closer to book. On somewhat related note link related is my favorite Monte Cristo movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljCVwB7u2Dc
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