Why on earth was this book made/not made into a film?/Warum zur Hölle wurde dieses Buch (nicht) verfilmt?

I am merging two topics into one here, as I have no good ideas. I assume the meme was written by a person who prefers film to books, or would rather see books in film form. So many questions on film! All that occurs to me is: some years ago I missed Chaucer - Canterbury Tales - in Middle English, I believe, on TV. I never succeeded in seeing or finding it. Even better would be Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, which is much harder to understand (not so much French). We did lots of Chaucer at school and university, and Sir Gawain only at university. I never did any Old English, so have a gap for Beowulf, although I have done some Old Norse (Bandamanna Saga). The subsidiary English course had just been remodelled when I went to King's in 1965, and one classmate and I turned up for medieval studies in the English department, where a lecturer had no idea what to do, but then asked us to translate orally the most vulgar part of the Pardoner's Tale into modern English. This was slightly before the women's movement took off. But we were well aware that for a male lecturer to ask two new women students to translate vulgarities was offensive. I think I volunteered - in any case, the text was familiar - maybe he thought it wasn't ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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