The Anonymous Widower

Comparing Two Chariots of Fire

I finally got to see the film this lunchtime at Cineworld in West India Quay.

So how do the two interpretations of the same story compare?

Obviously, in the film there is more action and of course period scenes done with all the care of a master film-maker.

But the play is a very good interpretation in its own right, with a track running through the audience.  The only other show, where I saw a similar device was Siegfried and Roy in las Vegas.  But their track was for tigers not runners. I incidentally had seat J8 in the stalls, which was right by the action.  there are also seats on the back of the stage and inside the track at the front of the stalls.

What surprised me was that the words were virtually identical between the film and the play, although the play had extra scenes inserted to compensate for the lack of filmed sequences.

I enjoyed both and would recommend seeing both in a short space of time, as I have done.

July 15, 2012 - Posted by | World | , , ,

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