Oxford World’s Classics Book Club: The Book V. Movie
By Andrew Varhol
Have you seen the Beowulf movie yet? I went to go see if over the weekend, and not surprisingly, there were some major “edits” made to the story, most notably, the fact that Beowulf does not actually kill Grendel’s Mother and also that the dragon is the son of Beowulf and Grendel’s Mother.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think Hollywood has the right to tamper with famous works on the grounds of “artistic license?”