Saturday, February 28, 2009

Book VS Movie, Revolutionary Road

I was super anxious to see Revolutionary Road, the movie, but decided to read the book first. I sped through it and loved every page. I found it hard to put down and it even made me cry. I saw the movie yesterday. I think it was a pretty good translation from book to film, but having read the book I just felt like I knew way more about the characters than was presented in the movie. Their thoughts and feelings and what they wanted to say but didn't. I think the common belief is that interior monologue in movies cheapens it somehow, but I think it can add a lot sometimes. I mean how were we to know that Shep loved April until he told her so, when in the book that fact is made clear quite early on. I could nit pick this to death, but I won't. Overall I really liked the movie. The dialogue was pretty much straight out of the book and that is what I was hoping would remain unchanged. Also, who doesn't love Kate Winslet? And her really cute outfits! Definitely go see the movie but you should probably also read the book first.




3 comments:

Mrs. Timko said...

Lemme borrow that book!

Michelle Suzanne said...

V has already called it, but I think she is mid another book. We can work it out. I think I accidently already packed it.

Mrs. Timko said...

DWAI... I saw it at Target today and bought it. Book club!