The Goldfinch

Before and after…”

It is true that book is better than the movie.  It is true that “The Goldfinch” is great as a movie and a book.  Through her words, Donna Tartt captured a young man’s lifelong battle with guilt, loss, and betrayal as a resulting from the death of his mother.  John Crowley interpreted those words through film the dark cloud that he existed in after Theo (played by Oakes Fegley and Ansel Elgort) moved between worlds that were unknown to find his landmark.  All he had was the painting… The book was controversial and the film is following suit because it does something that might make people uncomfortable…it tells the story of traumatic loss, especially of a mother,  in a way that I do not think has been done before.  I loved both.

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From the desk of Dr. Metzger

I did not like that at all. It was best left as a novel because on screen, it was chaos.

Thou shall not go to any more screenings until the full movie description is read. That’s my new commandment.

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Metzger: images

Morton: movie-tickets-300x211

 

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“The Goldfinch”

Directed By: John Crowley

Starring:  Oakes Fegley, Ansel Elgort, Finn Wolfhard, Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Wright

Runtime: 2 hrs, 29 mins

Where we recommend you should watch it? 

Screen It: movie-tickets-300x211 Stream It: tv Leave It: images

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