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The 20 th century in one spell-binding story ...,
This review is from: Any Human Heart [DVD] (DVD)Can a film ever live up to the book? Reading allows for images to be created in the mind; to meld and flow and ideas, thoughts are the more easily disseminated via the written word.
Having been transported by the book - the finest William Boyd book in my view; and it is not easy to even say that as his bibliography is riven through with the finest writing and most acute observations (on Brazzaville Beach who were the smartest - the humans or the primates?) I was uncertain of this adaptation.
But whilst it does not match the book it is a very fair and moving adaptation; miss it at your peril.