im 15 years old and my english group has read the book and both film interpritaations and i must say this was by far the best film. unlike the american version which lacked much detail, this version is very accurate to the book and you can follow many of the scenes with the book itself. although its 40 years old and black and white the scene were very clear and it was very easy to pick up who characters were. so if somebody has read the book and wants to watch a film. i recomend this one.