Monday, February 21, 2011

El amor en los tiempos del cólera

I saw the movie "Love in the time of cholera". It is a good movie in itself and intimately faithful to Marquez's masterpiece but its only problem is that it cannot touch you if you haven't read the book. I wouldn't however attribute that to flaws in direction or scriptwriting or even acting (Javier Bardem never disappoints me). The flaws stem from the irreparable gap between the imagined and the real; between the seeing and hearing of the mind and those of the eyes and ears. If you read the book, the voice of Marquez will resonate throughout the movie and you might like the book even more.

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