The Constant Gardener - Story Synopsis - Dramatica
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Overall, The Constant Gardener is a successful, well-crafted film built on a solid storyform. It took me a while to separate his milquetoast mannerisms from his problem-solving style. Though mild-mannered, he seems almost incapable of working out things internally and uses his gardening as therapy MC Approach of Do-er. The Overall Story revolves around an unethical alliance between a large drug company, members of the British government, the Kenyan government, and a pharmaceutical testing company OS Domain of Situation.
They are involved in secretly testing a new vaccine on impoverished Kenyans. Unfortunately, the vaccine has a nasty side effect — it kills some of the inoculated OS Concern of How Things are Changing.
Love. At any cost.: Tessa and Justin
Changing the venue is too expensive for the alliance, so they doctor the test results OS Issue of Fact and OS Problem of Non-accurate and bury the dead bodies. Tessa Quayle, a medical doctor, discovers the ruse OS Counterpoint of Fantasycompiles a document describing the deadly vaccine and some of the parties responsible OS Solution of Accurate and sends it to a key British diplomat who, unfortunately for her, is part of the conspiracy.
The murders are said to be a crime of passion and blamed on one of her friends OS Problem of Non-accurate. This is about where the movie begins. Up to that point you'd imagined yourself being a lifelong civil servant? I think they imagined it too.
I suffered some kind of almost hallucinatory sense of story when I went to Berlin and saw the Wall beginning to go up. Sometimes, as with this book, I could go for 14, 15 hours at a shot.
I wrote great chunks and didn't alter much. It was the same feeling that I'd got it right, I'd got the characters, it just seemed wonderfully easy.
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Who are the writers you read as a boy, and who do you admire? I read at the heavier level masses of Bernard Shaw, Galsworthy. And then I loved, still love, our mutual friend PG Wodehouse. Conan Doyle I thought was terrific. I still think that, although he never really brought it off, Somerset Maughan was the most polished narrative stylist of his period.
Those were my people up to 16, when I removed myself from Sherborne and chucked it all in favour of German literature. Obviously a big influence. It was a very big influence. They always carried the same moral search. Graham Greene described childhood as 'a writer's bank balance'. Do you think that's true of you? In that sense I was born a millionaire.
I mean it just was extraordinary. In the past the women in your books have been untrustworthy and faithless, but Tessa, a marvellous character, is unswerving. Is this a turning point?
It is a sort of change in me. Going back to childhood, I had no example of a mother, because she disappeared and we were nomadic. So I never sustained relationships with women of any age, let alone girlfriends.
The Constant Gardener
For years I had a very, very untidy love life. Latterly it's come all right. You've always written thrillers or novels of adventure. In The Constant Gardener you write: We were born into a great tension, my brother and I, in that our life was pretence.
We were projecting ourselves as nice middle-class, short-back-and-sides young men. We learned quite quickly that our dad was a con man, that life was extremely dangerous. That tension never left me.
I'm sure that if I wrote the most passive-seeming suburban novel, I would still be looking for a bunched, tense, perilous arrangement of events at the end of it. Do you miss Smiley? I think I've done him.
Alec [Guinness] cured me of him. I couldn't really write him without thinking of Alec and Alec's voice. Also, the older I got the more I wanted to write about young people. In America you're treated as a great novelist, over here as a great genre writer. I now have a much larger readership in Europe than in the US.
And there I seem to get by as somebody who's commented on our own time.
In this country, actually to persist with one subject and to work that field as I have done is simply perceived as hack work. The notion that you might be using a microcosm to illustrate a larger context is considered pretentious.
On the whole I've avoided the company of my fellow English writers and that world. I think that it threatens me in a number of ways. Envy is always up and running. I've made a lot of money out of writing, I've made a name.
But more particularly I fear for myself that I could be drawn towards their standards and their pretensions. I don't read them. I've dipped into McEwan, walked away again, and dipped into a number of highly rated contemporary writers.
I feel we're simply not in the same ball park. I don't mean I'm better or worse, I mean we're just doing completely different things. So I just feel completely out of step with the English literary scene.
Does that trouble you in any way? I think I've been so fortunate. With that whole secret world stuff I was a round peg in a round hole.