A Wrinkle in Time
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Do you plan to see the new film?
Have you seen the older one, also done by Disney?
Those are only a few of the covers. My old one from childhood (that should still be with mom) was one of the first two of these I think,
but it's hard to remember for sure, I've seen images of covers for so long now, they become familiar.
I have here the 50th anniv hardcover (which is a bit metallicy and deeper in color than the image suggests; the book under the jacket is styled like the original cover - the first Abe pic) and the cloth slipcased quintet (that they also came out with for the 50th; that is also metallicy in the blue, though the image is not true to life at all):
NPR had a nice segment this morning on the producer, Catherine Hand. She also produced the made for TV version in 2003, but both she and L'Engle were dissatisfied with it.
I've seen it once, and plan to take another look at it before I watch the new film.
The Wobbly and Woozy A Wrinkle in Time Only Works When It’s Grounded
From it, I think I won't like the film. The family dynamics have all been re-arranged. And I'm not sure "the Three Whatevers" are true to the original either. In the book, they certainly didn't claim exhaustion as the reason not to accompany the children to Camazotz.
Her WHAT now?! I....I can't even with this. I was already suuuuper skeptical about everything just based on the casting (Witherspoon alone is atrocious enough, but no Beasts and no twins? Destroying the story much??), and now everything in that article is a big fat NO. Ugh. I really wanted this to be decent. Both for nostalgia and because the multiracial aspect of the casting is a good thing and I hate to see that turn into a bad product. But... yuck. :|
On the other hand, the reviewer's characterization of school mates and administrators - "the oddly empathy-deficient peers who have made Meg a pariah and the dismally insensitive school administrators" clues me in that Edelstein might not have read the book with any comprehension. This part is accurate, and in fact the principal returns in an essential role in a sequel.