Friday, October 8, 2010

Our Eyes Are Watching the Film

Whew!  We are officially done reading Hurston's novel, but the fun isn't over yet!  As we watch the film version, it's interesting to see what is eliminated and what is embellished in the name of entertainment.  For one, I think the details in the book about Nanny's relationship with Janie is severely lacking in the film.  And we don't get near as much about Janie's inner thoughts on screen like we do in print.  But overall, I think it's worthwhile to see the film.  However, as is usually the case, the book is highly recommended and a much better story than the film. 

Off to read the fabulous essays...

1 comment:

  1. I must say, the movie is definitely not as good as the book. It completely changed the story during the hurricane scenes. Although, the movie does accurately portray the way Janie's relationships are different from each other.