Fry's Waugh Film Under Fire
ALEXANDER WAUGH admits he's none too pleased that PETER'S FRIENDS actor Fry has chosen to change the title to Bright Young Things.
And Alexander is also angered by the decision to alter the novel's ambiguous ending - it originally suggests that some of the characters will not escape the climactic final battle, whereas in Fry's film there is a happy reunion for the lead lovers.
He says, "It's very bizarre. I also thought changing the name was a gross mistake.
"But I take the view that a film is a film and a book is a book. You can make a c*** film out of a good book and people will say, 'What a shame, the book was so good.'"