A story about this — 1 year ago
As one of my all-time favourite movies, it was a bit daunting to go back and compare the original book. Oddly – or maybe not?! – I still much prefer the movie. There are bits of the book that were interesting (the author’s voice, mostly) but otherwise it was a bit too self-conscious and cynical compared to the very sweet (and why it’s my feeling poorly go-to) film. Ironically, there are so many discussions on the paper about what’s been cut out of the ‘original’, and actually the story is improved by cutting out even more bits for the screen, imo!
Biggest shock is the ending – not utterly changed, but different enough, and not as smiley-making for me!!