Magazine article Variety

Tom Ford on 'Little Women'

Magazine article Variety

Tom Ford on 'Little Women'

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When I first heard that "Little Women" was being made as a film yet again, I thought to myself: why? I honestly never understand remakes, especially when there are great versions that have already been made. And in the case of "Little Women," some very dull ones as well. The simple fact that Louisa May Alcott never actually wanted to write "Little Women," and that she and her editor thought it was flat at the time that it was published in 1868, has been obvious in several of the film and television versions of this story.

However, when I read that Greta Gerwig had written a new screenplay based on the novel and that Gerwig was going to direct, my interest was piqued. Perhaps I had been wrong about the merits of a remake of "Little Women." Perhaps the fact that an incredibly talented and wholly contemporary female writer-director had decided to take this on meant that I had overlooked something. …

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