Saturday, April 20, 2013
Differences in the movie
Well as we all know the movie was significantly different from the book in quite a few ways. The directors kept out a bunch of what I though were important parts. We did talk about how those parts may not have "flowed" was well in the film, but I think they could have made them work. The Cambodian Grand March in the novel was one of my favorite scenes, and I thought it was important. It showed how Franz never really got what he wanted and that he died essentially under control of the person he hated. Franz wasn't a big character in the movie so I sort of understand why they excluded this scene. Another part they kept out was Teresa and Tomas going back to the train station to get her suitcase. This would have shown how she was committed to him and left all she had for him. It also would have shown Tomas's reluctance towards commitment. One thing they added was the part when Tomas saw Teresa in the pool, as we talked about in class. This adds to the story of how they met and stuff. Overall it was a weird but pretty good film.