I just finished watching the last of eight movies in the A&E Horatio Hornblower series. I was given the DVDs as a gift. I had wanted to view the movies when they first premiered, but my schedule was such that I always missed them. I loved Forester’s books; and the films, while taking liberties, were a great delight. What surprised me was that they only covered a few of the early stories. Checking on the Internet, I discovered that A&E has cancelled the series because of high production costs. That means the rest of the story-line will not be produced. This is very upsetting.
The same tragedy happened a few years ago when Public Television’s WONDERWORKS removed its funding of the British Narnia series. Similarly, you can buy that DVD set today, although the series is forever aborted.
There is so much trash on television these days. When the good stuff comes along, it is a crime that it should be what we discard. Our priorities are terribly confused.
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