Monday, March 5, 2012

Versions!

On Sunday, February 26th, after church, I didn't go to visit my co-worker C, who has been in the rehab centre for weeks.  I didn't go after, because I went prior to going to worship.

We had a nice visit for close to an hour, then I headed to my church, to worship.

Unfortunately, I had to work in the afternoon, so I made sure I went to see my friend, before worship.  After working, I visited the cemetary and headed home. 

While writing entries for Life with Lynnie (LwL), I listened and watched my television.  This is normal for me.  Multi-tasking, I mean!

After the show I was watching on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) ended, I decided to watch a movie.  There were several listed, but I decided to watch The Quiet American (TQA), which was airing on another station.

I turned the channel, thinking I would watch TQA, but it didn't happen.  It turned out to be Nicholas Nickleby that was being shown.  While I suppose some reprogramming had occurred, I was happy to have seen this film.

In the past, I've read the book, written by Charles Dickens.  If you haven't yet read this story, I would recommend you do.  I found it to be great reading.

In addition, I've seen previously, a movie version filmed for PBS.  But, I had not before seen this version of the movie, so I decided to watch it.

The version I watched on that Sunday, was different from the version of the movie I had seen, previously.  Still, I enjoyed it.

But, I must comment and let you know that neither version of the film I have now seen, is the same as each other.  In fact, while both versions of the movie are good and contain basic storyline, they are very different, for they contain varied parts of the story itself.

However, since the book is of great length and is filled with wonderful reading, my opinion is that if a movie were to be made of the whole book, it would have to be probably twice in length as either of these were.  Otherwise, there wouldn't be enough time to have scenes from every part of the book.

Of course, as a reader (and a writer), I would suggest you read the book, if you haven't already done so.


Until next time...

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