Sunday, April 21, 2024

One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez is considered one of the greatest novels of all time. It is long, complex, and written in a prose that borders on poetry. Although it was first published in 1967, it was never adapted to the screen, mainly because García Márquez (who died in 2014) never sold the rights to the story, but also because the story of seven generations of a family was considered unadaptable. But Netflix is taking a crack at it, with a 16-episode television miniseries in Spanish. We don't have a release date yet, but those who have read the book fear that in the hands of Netflix, it will pale in comparison to the novel. They warn us that we should all read the book before seeing the series. (via Nag on the Lake)


Anonymous said...

No one has adapted it, because all you have to do is take acid and watch any other movie to get the same effect.

WilliamRocket said...

My advice would be to read any book, and never see the movie made from it.

'Lord of the Rings' Fantastic book, lived through it all, shook with fear at parts, laughed with joy at others.
Started watching the movies and they had made the Hobbits all twee and stupidly behaved.

All Lee Child's books, good for a quiet read on a weekday evening.
But Reacher, the TV show, just missed so much out, and Reacher was in his late 30s while in the TV show he is about 24.

A weird one though was 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe', I listened to the radio show while helping my dad in his electrical workshop, so then read the books, loved them all, trilogy plus one, but come the Movie --- AARRGGHH, pure banff.

I could go on, never seen a movie that comes close to the wealth and vivacity of a book.

Just read the book ... the popcorn is cheaper too.

Maxou said...

And now I want vanilla ice cream