Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Love in the Time of Cholera

Adaptations tend to pare down their sources, hacking away at the verbose qualities of the written word in order to extrapolate something movie-like. In Mike Newell’s envisioning of Love in the Time of Cholera, however, much of the production effort seems dedicated to synopsizing the prose of Gabriel García Márquez’s 1985 novel. The result is an extravagant costume drama with a heavy bag of visual splendor, but nothing that really distinguishes it as an original work of art. Scenes play out as though the descriptive rhythms of Márquez’s style were scrawled on the back of lavish animated postcards.

Read the rest of the review in the New York Press...


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