Post by mirandafan on Sept 21, 2007 6:06:57 GMT 9.5
I liked the movie, but it seems to me they could have done a lot more with it, and some things seemed a bit unclear to me. I would have liked to have seen the scene at the book signing, and wonder, did she really ever in real life pull a knife on Virginia Woolf?? Also, why did they not mention that he'd shut her out even five years before she was put in the asylum? And what about her affair with Bertie? Whjy was that not addressed? Or was it?
Also, I saw it with a freind, and she said that Viv was a b*tch. It does seem to protray her in a light that is more flattering to her husband...was it ment to?
Post by stephowrites on Jul 30, 2009 16:27:04 GMT 9.5
I thought through the movie Tom seemed the jerk for not taking care of her with all she suffered. Even if he had to put her someone for her own good he could have went to visit her. He frustrated me. I know Viv could not have been an easy person to live with. That is just my opinion, though.
I am getting the play of tom and viv which is written by the man who also co writ the movie script. The play was done before the film I believe. When I get it tomz I'll tell you anything different. The play was written by a man who spoke to Viv's brother when he was old and wrote down his account of things
Apparently Miranda did the radio version first. Wish we had a copy of that. The book so far it has bits spoken to the audience. And has many bits the same as the film but with added bits. Or switched bits. Like lines in different scenes. It is very good I will read more later.