Saturday, April 20, 2013
When we read the book, I thought I had a pretty good sense of the timeline of Unbearable Lightness of Being. Then, we watched the movie and I was like "Whoa. Got that one wrong!" I'm not sure if it was me or the movie taking liberties since it would be easier to tell the story in a coherent timeline. One of the things I was confused about was the photography session between Tereza and Sabina. I thought it happened before they went to Switzerland, but in the moving it happened during Switzerland. Did the movie change that or did I make it up in my head? I don't know. The Unbearable Lightness of Being certainly makes use of time; however, the sense of timelessness suits the book, since with the confusion of time (learning about Tomas' and Tereza's death before seeing it) causes the weight of time and knowing it's limited disappears.
Posted by Linz A at 12:33 PM