I admit that those kinds of things bother me too, but they all fall
under the rubric of what I call "Twain'ts"--any use of Twain's
characters, titles, plots, themes, or even Twain himself in the work of
another author. This includes pastiches, plays, movies, modern novels,
comic books, sequels, and the like. Some like FINN are superb; others
not so much, but they all are reflections of the culture and Twain's
place in it. They began in Twain's lifetime when W D Howells and Henry
James modeled characters in their works after Twain.
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From: "Verhulst" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: 11/9/2019 2:31:07 PM
Subject: Re: new film Harriet
>On 11/9/2019 11:16 AM, Mac Donnell Rare Books wrote:
>>Hollywood is the home of myth, legend, and fantasy, and if a director now and then inserts a historical figure into a non-historical movie, well--no harm, no foul.
>I suppose so. But I admit to being a bit annoyed with a Star Trek episode where the crew time traveled back to late 1800's San Francisco and one of the characters was an elderly Mark Twain.
>I got over it,