October 20 – Beloved – Book Vs. Film – Which Medium Wins? (Thirty-One Days of Halloween)

If I ever make a list of my top ten favorite novels, Beloved would be on it.  I’m not alone in my praise. It is, after all, a Pulitzer prize winning novel, written by the renowned Toni Morrison, may she rest in peace.  It’s a story of a haunting, with some of the stuff of the supernatural on the surface. Deep down, the true horror is slavery and its aftermath.

How is the movie? It received mixed reviews, much to Oprah Winfrey’s disappointment. She is the lead character alongside Danny Glover. I thought they did well.  For me the movie is good, not a masterpiece, but better than alright.  It is the book that is the masterpiece.

Winner: BOOK

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