Sunday, July 04, 2010

After having seen the film To Kill A Mockingbird, i, as always, favored the book than the film. But yes, the last bit of the movie where Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout was something, i guess, i looked forward to see. And Gregory Peck looks real grand.

There are these small instances in novels which seem insignificant in be included in a one hour and half hour long film. Nevertheless they provide the base for unravelling the latter (perhaps, an important) part of the plot. These are the bits that i enjoy reading. I imagine what they would be like when they are enacted by live characters. Like when Jem cries after the knot hole in a tree is closed. That was where Boo Radley kept small things for him and his sister. Something there is totally missed out. One does not understand if one's not read the novel. Emotions are lost.

One only gets a faint idea of the outline. Perhaps, i'll appreciate a film based on a novel better when i'd not have read the novel beforehand. I think i've never done that.

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