Friday, 17 February 2012

more. dolphin. news.

As if yesterday's post was not exciting enough, I now know* that The Day of the Dolphin, the movie, was a milquetoast of a thing compared to Roman Polanski's original plan, which I think was closer to Robert Merle's original satire, which Joseph Heller among other people loved and which I among other people have now ordered from Amazon. In this, the dolphins spoke fluent English and held a press conference to discuss theology, philosophy and Sophia Loren. Also, the plan wasn't to assassinate a President, but to sink a Chinese aircraft carrier and start WW3.

* By which I mean, 'I believe some guy on Amazon who seems to know what he's talking about.'


cath said...

Was it made before or after the original Planet of the Apes?

Robert Hudson said...

Planet of the Apes 1968; Day of the Dolphin 1973