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Author Topic: Ritual (David Pinner) Inspiration for The Wicker Man  (Read 7355 times)

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Pinner's poetic and hallucinatory sequences were transformed into the rural celluloid folk story for Robin Hardy's 1973 film, The Wicker Man...

...Finders Keepers Record's debut print run sees Ritual painstakingly reproduced from the author's own personal copy, including its original striking wood-cut cover artwork and a new forward by The Guardian / The Times journalist and pop composer Bob Stanley



http://www.finderskeepersrecords.com/discog_fkb001.html

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Re: Ritual (David Pinner) Inspiration for Wicker Man
« Reply #1 on: 18 Feb 2011 - 15:46 »

Cool. Although hasn't Hardy always denied the link to the book?
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Re: Ritual (David Pinner) Inspiration for Wicker Man
« Reply #2 on: 18 Feb 2011 - 15:47 »

Cool. Although hasn't Hardy always denied the link to the book?

I really have no clue.
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Re: Ritual (David Pinner) Inspiration for Wicker Man
« Reply #3 on: 18 Feb 2011 - 15:55 »

I think Hardy, Shaffer and Lee all give different versions as to the genesis of the WICKER MAN, with only Shaffer acknowledging any debt to Pinner's  book.
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Re: Ritual (David Pinner) Inspiration for Wicker Man
« Reply #4 on: 18 Feb 2011 - 16:10 »

I think Hardy, Shaffer and Lee all give different versions as to the genesis of the WICKER MAN, with only Shaffer acknowledging any debt to Pinner's  book.

If Shaffer gave it some credit then there's at least some proof that Pinner's book at least helped inspire it, no? Afterall he wrote the screenplay.
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Re: Ritual (David Pinner) Inspiration for Wicker Man
« Reply #5 on: 18 Feb 2011 - 16:12 »

BTW to reserve a copy of the hardback from Finders Keepers just email them
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Re: Ritual (David Pinner) Inspiration for Wicker Man
« Reply #6 on: 18 Feb 2011 - 16:27 »

Just checked in INSIDE THE WICKER MAN (Allan Brown) and basically Peter Snell, Shaffer and Lee optioned the book (Pinner was paid £15,000). Shaffer made a start at adapting it and then pronounced it wasn't quite what he expected and that he'd made a mistake in taking it on. Shaffer then wrote the WICKER MAN from scratch.

Pinner states that he had his name removed from the credits of the WICKER MAN as it did not 'reflect my book sufficiently'. Shaffer says that his name was never on the credits to begin with and that 'If he says the premise of the WICKER MAN is borrowed from his book then he is mad..... He should shut up. The man got paid £15,000 for nothing.'

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Re: Ritual (David Pinner) Inspiration for Wicker Man
« Reply #7 on: 18 Feb 2011 - 16:43 »

Pinner states that he had his name removed from the credits of the WICKER MAN as it did not 'reflect my book sufficiently'. Shaffer says that his name was never on the credits to begin with and that 'If he says the premise of the WICKER MAN is borrowed from his book then he is mad..... He should shut up. The man got paid £15,000 for nothing.'

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« Reply #8 on: 18 Feb 2011 - 16:45 »

Oh me too. I've always fancied it but the price kinda put me off.
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Re: Ritual (David Pinner) Inspiration for Wicker Man
« Reply #9 on: 18 Feb 2011 - 17:25 »

BTW to reserve a copy of the hardback from Finders Keepers just email them

Or just pre-order it at Amazon Clicky
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Re: Ritual (David Pinner) Inspiration for Wicker Man
« Reply #10 on: 18 Feb 2011 - 17:40 »

Or just pre-order it at Amazon Clicky

Nice one! I'd have done so too but I just fired of a request to reserve one via FK  :'(
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Re: Ritual (David Pinner) Inspiration for The Wicker Man
« Reply #11 on: 10 Mar 2011 - 09:22 »

Paperback and the Limited Edition Hardback version are now shipping...

http://www.finderskeepersrecords.com/discog_fkb001.html (paypal accepted)
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Re: Ritual (David Pinner) Inspiration for The Wicker Man
« Reply #12 on: 26 Apr 2011 - 16:28 »

Have you read it yet?
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« Reply #13 on: 26 Apr 2011 - 17:20 »

Have you read it yet?

I've not got my copy yet! It's en route apparently...

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Re: Ritual (David Pinner) Inspiration for The Wicker Man
« Reply #14 on: 26 Apr 2011 - 17:32 »

Haven't even ordered it yet. New Dwarves album next week has meant that my spending has mostly been confined to ordering numerous versions of that.  :-*
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