If there is any fashion director today, it is Greta Gerwig. This filmmaker began her career as an actress in the early 2000s, finding in Frances Ha his first big role. tape that was directed by her husband Noah Baumbach and with whom he has established a creative duo of height. Without going any further, she has participated in white noisehis last film as a director, while he co-writes with Gerwig what is perhaps the most anticipated feature film of 2023: Barbie. But to give us a brief idea of his talent, his most recent project is available on HBO Max. little womenwith a spectacular cast, shows, among other things, why we adore Emma Watson.
The synopsis of this classic by the writer Louisa May Alcott is as follows: “Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg are four sisters in their teens, who live with their mother in a North America that is far away from its Civil War. With their varied artistic vocations and youthful desires, they will discover the love and importance of family ties.
Apart from Emma Watson, the cast of this romantic drama set chronologically in the 19th century, has an orchard of talent that mixes the most veteran actresses with a whole new young generation of stars. In this way, we can see on the screen faces like the Oscar winners, Meryl Streep and Laura Dern and names that any teenager today knows; Saoirse Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Timothée Chalamet (Dune) and Florence Pugh (Do not worry dear). The screenplay for the novel has been adapted by Gerwig herself and the music composed by the two-time Academy Award winner, Alexandre Desplat.
‘Little Women’, a story of height
It is by no means the first time Hollywood adapted little women. Of course, the different versions share the taste for choosing an exquisite cast that interprets the mastery of what was written by Alcott. In the 1933 feature film, Katharine Hepburn commanded the cast while in 1994, Gillian Armstrong brought together Susan Sarandon, Christian Bale, Winona Ryder, Gabriel Byrne and a very young Kirsten Dunst.
As a note, we must point out that the little women of 2019 updates the original text, freeing it from certain prejudices, but without renouncing some of the most deeply rooted conventions of what it is, a true literary classic.
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