Notice: register_sidebar was called incorrectly. No id was set in the arguments array for the "Sidebar 1" sidebar. Defaulting to "sidebar-1". Manually set the id to "sidebar-1" to silence this notice and keep existing sidebar content. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 4.2.0.) in /home/elsweb/subdomains/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4161

Notice: Undefined index: debug in /home/elsweb/subdomains/blogs/wp-content/themes/fauna/themetoolkit.php on line 55

Notice: Undefined index: page in /home/elsweb/subdomains/blogs/wp-content/themes/fauna/themetoolkit.php on line 59

Notice: get_themes is deprecated since version 3.4.0! Use wp_get_themes() instead. in /home/elsweb/subdomains/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3853

Notice: get_settings is deprecated since version 2.1.0! Use get_option() instead. in /home/elsweb/subdomains/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3853
Kathleen’s Blog | Last, But Not Least

Kathleen’s Blog

Notice: previous_post is deprecated since version 2.0.0! Use previous_post_link() instead. in /home/elsweb/subdomains/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3853
« Midnight Musings | Home
Notice: next_post is deprecated since version 2.0.0! Use next_post_link() instead. in /home/elsweb/subdomains/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3853
| Bubblin’ Over »

Last, But Not Least

I’m watching the MLB Allstar game and blogging about film…pretty cool…

First off, I have to say what a breath of fresh air the ’94 version of Little Women was. I have seen it before, but it’s been years. I don’t remember liking as much as I do now. Then again, I’ve had Little Women on the brain for so long nothing seems quite the same as it used to. Anyway, I really enjoyed that movie today. As for Winona Ryder’s portrayal of Jo, I thought she did an acceptable job. As for some people hating her, I must say she did not have that affect on me. Actually, the more I think about it, the more I like her. I noticed while reading about this film that Ryder was nominated as Best Actress for and Oscar. Interesting. As for the rest of the cast, they really were in a different league than the actors from the two previous film versions. And by that I mean they were actually good.

I loved the different elements from the novel that this version offered. A few of my favorites:

Amy grows up
Amy burns the manuscript and falls into the icy water
Meg getting “dolled up” and Laurie’s disaproval
Amy’s Limes (and the fact Amy does get a rapping)
The mailbox

I know I have mentioned it before, but I love good movie soundtracks. I really loved this score by Thomas Newman. I was glad to see Dan’s post on music as a narrative. I completely agree and think it is a really effective way for a film maker to communicate to an audience. This music (just like this movie and book) was very warm and inviting. Here’s a YouTube clip that has about 5 minutes of this movie’s soundtrack. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. It really is beautiful.

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]