Mel Gibson didn't face censure for making a film about the life of Jesus Christ which reflected his strict, literal-minded
Catholic view of the world.
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes Directed by: Mike Newell Produced by: Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, David Heyman It's a paradox of the Harry Potter films that they're made with such slavish devotion to the books, as if JK Rowling's fans would launch a megaplex riot at any violation of the sacred text, yet for all of that literal-minded
fealty the final effect of the films is worlds removed from what's on the page.
He tries to explain his artistic vision to his literal-minded
girlfriend, Shelley, who is uncomfortable outside the world of the laundromat she runs:
Perhaps I am too literal-minded
, but when I pick up a book titled The One Thing You Need To Know, I assume that there will be a singular recommendation.
So it would be an error to be too strict or literal-minded
about application of the science fiction label.
Ironically, in today's world, literal-minded
Christians are not together, but divided amongst themselves into innumerable sects.
Some students are strikingly similar to Charlie at his most naive and literal-minded
This is at times a rather literal-minded
book, prone to over-simplification and even distortion when it ventures into (for example) Chartism, wages and working conditions, missing out on or under-using one or two important books (particularly Lyn Munqn's Popular leisure in the Lake Counties), and taking a few liberties with English place-names (the worst of which locates the Mendip Hills in Cheshire instead of Somerset, two hundred miles to the south).
To the literal-minded
, they're "Those Three Old Guys With Sticks" - a reference to the ski pole-type walking sticks they've all begun using.
It has been the direly literal-minded
twentieth century that took these possibilities to heart.
Bolonik, the literal-minded
critic, seemed to have only skimmed the book or otherwise missed its depth.
The argument over Huckleberry Finn's suitability for impressionable, literal-minded
readers with little or no recognition of historical context continues, with occasional ferocity.