Can ‘Olive Kitteridge’ Survive the Jump from Page to Screen?

October 30, 2014 5:06 PM

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Can ‘Olive Kitteridge’ Survive the Jump from Page to Screen?

Some books are almost impossible to imagine as movies, especially when we love those books so much. I was particularly skeptical that “Olive Kitteridge,” Elizabeth Strout‘s Pulitzer Prize winning novel-in-stories which spans decades and examines the lives of the townsfolk of fictional Crosby, Maine, would survive the journey from page to screen.

Strout’s book is one of my favorite collections of all time, and Olive one of the most memorable characters in decades. Would too many of the book’s subtleties and contradictions be lost in translation?

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