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Good adaptation of a great novel,
This review is from: Keep The Aspidistra Flying [DVD]  (DVD)
Having viewed the film (several times) and read the novel (recently), I'm reasonably impressed by the effectiveness of the adaptation. There are critical differences - the book focuses more on Gordon's squalid existence, whereas the film tries to balance that political commentary with the lightness of a RomCom. That balance generally succeeds, and creates some exceedingly memorable characters - the po-faced landlady followed by the cheerful one; the patient sympathetic publisher and his insufferably snobbish girlfriend; the pompous magistrate with his formulaic sentencing approach. Well worth another viewing.