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Love In The Time Of Cholera
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Based on the bestselling novel by Nobel Prize winning author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, comes an epic love story that spans a lifetime, set against the breathtaking backdrop of South America during the turn of the century and daring to ask: How long would you wait for love?]]>
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Just about everyone appears to agree that the motion picture is a dreadful representation of the novel by the Nobel Price Winner, Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera. It is obvious that this movie does not come close to the masterpiece on which it is based; however, it does bring to the audience some of the aspects of the theme of aging that are depicted in the novel. It brings up, for instance, the infirmity of loss of memory suffered by Tránsito Ariza, Florentino's mother, and the perspectives of other characters regarding the acceptance of love in mature ages. For instance, América Vicuña, Florentino's youngest lover, is extremely surprised when old Florentino conveys to her that he is going to marry, and Ofelia, Fermina's daughter, actually believes that love was disgusting or "revolting" at mature ages. Nevertheless, the motion picture does an outstanding job at depicting the fact that the love of the elderly is entirely acceptable, understandable, and sublime. Florentino and Fermina indeed get pleasure from their mature love in spite of their outer appearances and relative physical fragility. The movie conveys that the elderly are still young at hearth and that is all what is essential.
the book version until AFTER I saw the film three times. Needless to say I was moved thanks to the solid performances especially Bardem!...they both succeeded for different reasons and folks ought to resist the tendency to compare versions as they have uniquely different qualities to offer their audiences. Also, very little tonothing has been written or analyzed about the magnificent portrayal of love and intimacy experienced as we humans age...bravo for this moving odyssey over a lifetime!
The photography is breath-taking, very artistic and natural. The 'natural-earthy' was chosen over the 'ethereal'...both of which were included in the novel, but which would not work side-by-side in a movie.
The soundtrack, by Shakira, touches the soul, if one has got one.
However, the acting itself, whether the movie was based on a book or not, is impressive. The acting seems 'natural' and simply flows from their hearts, as opposed to being 'forced' and 'complicated'. The talent of virtually every single character seems well above-average, which is rare in ANY movie.
Though the story is one of the best in magical realism, it is difficult to convey this in film. The audience must be trained in picking up the 'signs' that the movie delivers. And, the movie does deliver plenty of these signs...
Truly enjoyable! IMHO, it will become a romance classic in the stature of Casablanca...
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I read the book a few years ago - this is nice but as they didn't have the time or budget of a 'Lord of the Rings' there were parts that were cut. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Mrs. Ruth E. Smith
This movie sucks if you like the book. I wish Wes Anderson would make this movie. He'd do it properly. Read morePublished 25 days ago by R. Viglucci