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Reply #37: Reading it is better than watching it (Yes, I spoke such heresy). [View All]

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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-03-09 09:00 PM
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37. Reading it is better than watching it (Yes, I spoke such heresy).
It's a good movie, but it's dated in everything from its theme to its acting and directing. Still a good film, but the book is more nuanced, layered, and complex. The movie focuses mostly on the trial and the racial tension--which is good, because there is too much in the novel to successfully translate to the movie. On the other hand, it dates the movie a little more. Harper Lee described the book as "a love story," and that's what it is, on every level, in ways you can't paraphrase. One of the most incredible literary creations ever.