Saturday, November 27, 2010

Little Women (1933)

This was the second of ten collaborations between director George Cukor and Katharine Hepburn, the most notable of which is The Philadelphia Story. Here Hepburn plays tomboy and aspiring writer Jo March.

I haven't read the book but was already familiar with the story from the 1994 movie version with Winona Ryder in the role of Jo. Both seem similar enough that I presume they are faithful to the text.

It's an excellent portrait of 19th century life. The four sisters struggle to balance selfish desires with doing what's right and even if they bicker, they all truly care about each other when it matters.

95 to go...

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