I just finished watching the movie adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale, and I have to confess that I was pretty disappointed. Obviously, Professor Fitzpatrick had warned us about the screenwriter's not-so-feminist stance, but I was still pretty shocked. Some of the parts that I loved in the book came off as cheesy and over the top. For example, the Salvaging, one of the most chilling sections of the novel, had very little power in the film version. There was no "energy building--[no] tremor of readiness and anger" (278).
the reasons why the latter just wasn't all that good...
By wooohooo - Posted on 12 February 2008 - 8:53pm.