G. Evans

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (2 of 2)
Location: Charlotte, NC


Top Reviewer Ranking: 948,926 - Total Helpful Votes: 2 of 2
Sheltering Sky, the <b>VHS</b> ~ Debra Winger
Sheltering Sky, the VHS ~ Debra Winger
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3.0 out of 5 stars Read the Book Instead, March 27 2003
I recently read Paul Bowles "The Sheltering Sky" and found it to be a haunting, captivating, and philosophical masterpiece. It is a book that will stay with me forever. I was excited to see that it had been made into a movie. However, I found the movie disappointing. I think the book does not lend itself well to being translated to film since much of the "story" is the underlying thoughts, feelings and changes within the characters. The film starts with a "narrator" observer (Mr Bowles himself!) but after that scene the narration does not continue. Then there is the last part of the book where Kit joins the nomad caravan. In the book I found this to be… Read more