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City of Ember
Having just taken 129 eighth-graders who read the book to see the premiere, everyone left the theater disappointed with what director Kil Kenan and screenwriter Caroline Thompson have given us with this translation from the page to the screen. Thompson, an accomplished screenwriter, deserves more of the blame in their (and my) opinion.
Books rarely translate better to film and this one suffers for many reasons. Jeanne DuPrau’s book is an amazing trove of metaphors (candles, the library, the seed, the Pipeworks, and the city itself). When works of literature work on multiple levels, the filmmakers should at least offer us more than one. In fact, this book could be a metaphor for metaphors — there are things below the surface that exist whether we acknowledge them or not; it is our job to find the tools to excavate the “deeper” level of what exists for others only on the surface.
Having sacrificed the novel’s intellectual depth, the film version does a great disservice to the dedicated reader: we are given special effects that defy logic and re-focus the story unnaturally and unnecessarily; there are included scenes of hyped-up action they are neither satisfying nor helpful with advancing the plot; we lose some of the intricate details of character development; there’s an unnecessary inclusion of giant scary creatures that offer distracting (and bizarre) thrills; and the mystery of what Ember is is destroyed in the first minute of narration.
The design of the film is great, but as in design, the beauty is found in the details. I believe that the greatest details of the book are missing, hidden away like the people of Ember. Let them come into the light!
A disappointment – read the book it is MUCH better!!!
I was so looking forward to this movie since I have read the series of books by Jeanne DuPrau. This is a book that I have read to more than one class of students (who have loved the book!). I was extremely disappointed in the movie and by the numerous changes from book to screen. About the only thing that the screen writer got right is that it was about Lina and Doon. The addition of technology (that did NOT exist in the book) did give me a chuckle – was an R2D2 robot necessary? Why did they have telephones – with telephones they had no use for a MESSENGER at all!! This movie could have been so much more – unfortunately the screen writer decided to rewrite the book . . . and RUINED it!
I would not recommend this movie to anyone who has read the books – you will be DISAPPOINTED!!!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director Gil Kenan
Writer Caroline Thompson (screenplay), Jeanne Duprau (book)
Actors Saoirse Ronan, David Ryall, Harry Treadaway, Mary Kay Place
Awards 6 nominations.
Production Company Playtone Productions, Walden Media
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4, Angenieux Optimo and Zeiss Lightweight Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4, Angenieux Optimo and Zeiss Lightweight Lenses, Arriflex 235, Cooke S4 Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, London, UK, EFilm (digital intermediate), Walden Post Production Services (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,615 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema