We don’t want to do a depressing descent into the world of suicide

Via the estimable Rob Buckley news that a new adaptation of the Bell Jar is in the offing.  This version will be uplifting.  As an executive notes,  “Esther Greenwood has a strong outlook on life, and we’re really looking to bring out the humor in the character. We don’t want to do a depressing descent into the world of suicide.”

Coming soon from the production company:

Tickling on the Orient Express : “We don’t want to do a murder.  They’re so depressing.”
The Third Man : “We don’t want a depressing descent into the world of black marketeers.  Hell, Lime buys Swiss chocolate for children, doesn’t go into the sewers (they’re a bit dark) and doesn’t get shot.  Oh, and Martins gets the girl at the end.”
Romeo and Juliet : “We don’t want to do a depressing descent into the world of mutual suicide, so let them both live.  ANd have kids.”
Hamlet:  “We don’t want to do a depressing descent into the world of madness and Oedipal relationships.  SO Hamlet gets on really well with Claudius, and they go on a road-trip.  Perhaps to taste wines, or pillage somewhere.”

Any other potential one or two line pitches for heart-warming adaptations gratefully received.

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I watch the telly and read when not doing law stuff and plugging my decade and a half old unwatched Edinburgh fringe show.
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3 Responses to We don’t want to do a depressing descent into the world of suicide

  1. Well there is the movie adaptation of His Dark Materials that omits God.

  2. camies says:

    BS Johnson. If you apply his own loose-leaf concept to a film of his life he could commit suicide half way through and then come back to life again.

  3. shaz_rte says:

    Jude the Obscure: We don’t want a depressing descent into the world of dysfunctional families. Keep them away from bedroom doors.
    Othello: We don’t want a depressing descent into the world of jealousy. Let them live happily ever after.

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