Hollywood remaking Little Woman…Again!

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My all time favourite book is Little Woman. I read it has a child, then as a teenager and again as an adult. Each time I have found different nuances that I didn’t see before, each time it has reflected things that I am experiencing in my life.

An each time I’ve seen it on the screen I’m deeply disappointed.

But that doesn’t mean that books we love shouldn’t be made into movies. I’m sure Jo March would have wanted her books translated to the screen (if that had been possible) and, as a writer, I love the idea of seeing my work being played out by actors…*daydream*…

But back to reality.

I don’t think a movie can ever truly portray the depth of character and feeling that a book does. Even Lord of the Rings, which let’s face it was epically long over three movies, skimmed over certain bits and failed to express the depth of Froddo’s burden (I’ll admit it, by the end of the movie I wanted Sam to push him into the fire. I didn’t feel that way by the end of the book).

So, will I be watching the next remake of Little Woman? Probably not, but if it introduces another generation to the wonderful March sisters and their journey to adulthood then I can’t be against it either.

 

How do you feel about the book to movie thing? When has it worked and when as it failed?

One thought on “Hollywood remaking Little Woman…Again!

  1. tiffanylawsoninmanisnakededitor says:

    Hi there! Just read your post on Little Women. And yes, all of these Hollywood redo movies are making me sad sad sad. The Count of Monte Cristo done in the 90s I think, so far the only book to movie I have truly enjoyed. (I was back n forth on Harry Potter)

    My real reason for getting on here was to get your email address! I forgot to pick a winner a few months ago on WITS blog King of Dramatic Impact post. And you are the winner! Class starts this week if you want to pop in this one, or if you would like to wait tillnext year, I understand.

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