1. Is there anything from the book that you wish were in the movie?
Early on in the book, the March sisters put on an elaborately constructed play for their neighborhood friends. It's like the scenes where they rehearse in the attic, but this time in actual (and rather melodramatic) performance. Alcott sprinkles in plenty of humor in that scene, and it's followed by a nice dinner by Hannah, so I think it would be worthy of being in the movie.
2. If you could change one point of the plot, what would it be?
I don't know! I thought about a lot of little things that aren't even worth mentioning, which probably means they aren't worth changing. :P Then I thought about one big thing, and thought about it a lot, and ended up writing a whole separate post about it instead!
3. In Chapter 13, the March sisters and Laurie talk about "Castles in the Air", basically their unrealistic but lovely hopes and dreams. What is your castle in the air?
A family, and a house that I can own and decorate to my pleasing (though hopefully that isn't too unrealistic!) The really lofty goal? Being a costumed interpreter who specializes in dancing, music, and foodways programs, and also run a historical wedding and flower arranging business on the side. And still have plenty of time and money to travel Europe. Live in England or America; I'm not too picky ;)
4. What would you most like to see in a new adaptation of Little Women, whether in book or film? Any specific actors, setting, or time period changes?
What if they did a web series like Emma Approved but for Little Women? The sisters could take turns, and I can picture their personalities really coming through in vlog format, weird as that sounds.
I guess it would have to be a modern setting, which would be a bit odd, but I think most of the themes could translate alright.
5. What is your favorite dress from the movie?
There are so many nice dresses, but Meg's wedding dress has lovely smocking and a light, summery feel. I also really like the dress Jo wears in this scene, but I can't find a good picture of it.
6. Which March sister(s) do you relate to the most?
I have the romanticism of Meg, the impatience of Jo, and the younger sibling impertinence of Amy (at times/in the past). I definitely don't have the older-sister vibe, but I think I'm most like Meg. We both appreciate fine things (even if we can't afford them :P) and want to have a family and home.
7. Do you have a favorite film adaptation of Little Women?
Yes, and I'll give you one guess as to which one it is!
8. What is your favorite quote from Little Women? Movie quotes count!
|Well said, Amy!|
I really like Meg's springtime wedding, but the ending under the umbrella is pretty hard to beat!
10. Aside from the March sisters, who is your favorite character from the story?
In the movie, it's definitely Laurie. They don't make him as flawed or complex as he is in the book, so I'll have to reconsider it when I read the book again.
I think that is officially all I have for Little Women week! Thank you so much for following along as my friend Molly and I held our first blog party! Thanks also to Cordy, Elanor, and Molly for filling out the tags. To anyone who's filled out the tag and not listed here; sorry I didn't see it and thank you for doing it! :)