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05-10-2004, 05:22 PM
Will the movie be as good as the book? I was recently turned on to this book by my partner. He loved the book as a child and I have come to discover that many other people are also avid fans of the book.

His question is: will a beloved piece of literature translate well to film when it evoked such wonderful images and emotions with each read through?

I guess we shall have to see. It airs on ABC this evening (Monday, 10 May at 8pm EST).

p.s. - I kinda cried when I read the book. It was VERY moving.

05-11-2004, 12:57 AM
is this the one by L'engle, her Newberry award winner??

05-11-2004, 07:59 AM
Yes... it was.

It wasn't too bad, actually. I really loved the book but it's hard to film something that it so full of emotion and fantasy all at once. The author wrote the book in such a way that our minds were able to "see" everything so vividly and it conjured such stong emotions within.

I thought Mrs. Who would have been much older than she was in the film. Alfrie Woodward is always good as far as I am concerned. The little boy who played Charles Wallace was the little boy in "The Ring".

I was expecting the worst when I read a couple reviews of it; coupled with the fact that it sat on the shelf for so long. I actually kinda enjoyed it. I'm glad I tuned in.

Dr Zoltar
05-11-2004, 01:11 PM
Cool! I taped this last night and was hoping it was good. I read the trilogy as a grade schooler and haven't picked up the books in more than 20 years. I didn't care for "A Swiftly Tilting Planet" but loved the other two.

Can't wait to watch it and see how faithful to the novel it is.

05-11-2004, 02:15 PM
They glossed over a couple finer points but metioned things that related to things from the other books, which leads me to believe they had originally intended on doing the trilogy until it got unfavourable comments. Matt Rousch at TV Guide gave it a "D", which I cannot agree with less. I'd give it a "B". It was a good story even with the slight modernisation of it. I hope you enjoy it!!!

El Chuxter
05-11-2004, 02:21 PM
Hmmm. The previews looked pretty iffy to me, so I skipped it. But if y'all liked it. . . I'm sure it will be re-run sometime. That was one of my all-time favorite books, and if it's a worthy effort, I'd like to see it.

05-11-2004, 02:25 PM
I kinida went into it expecting the worst and was pleasantly surprised.

05-12-2004, 07:57 PM
Stupid ABC, it was scheduled for this weekend and at the last minute they moved it to 2 days ago. I guess I'll have to catch it when it reruns. Maybe they should market it a little better next time.

05-13-2004, 09:02 AM
I thought the Monday night airing was odd as well... considering the film ran until 11pm EST. That's a little late for the kiddies to be up watching "The Wonderful World of Disney"... don'tcha think?