'Cholera' Chills the Detail in Epic Love Story; Able Film Suffers Compared to Garcia Marquez's Novel
Byline: Jenny Mayo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
How's he going to pull that off?
This seemed to be the question looming around filmmaker Mike Newell ("Donnie Brasco," "Enchanted April") when it was announced that he would direct an adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's beloved 1985 novel, "Love in the Time of Cholera."
Could a two-hour film possibly do justice to an epic love story spanning both half a century and several hundred pages of ornate detail? Would the Nobel Prize-winning author's subtleties be lost in the planned translation to English, just like the double meaning of the word "cholera" in the book's title has been? (In Spanish, the word means both the disease cholera and rage, and each of these …
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Publication information: Article title: 'Cholera' Chills the Detail in Epic Love Story; Able Film Suffers Compared to Garcia Marquez's Novel. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: November 16, 2007. Page number: D02. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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