Sep 22, 2012 at 02:10:40
“that's kind of bogus how they (huffpo?) re-edited this clip. The original, while he is quite a sporadic personality - is more cohesive. It's more about his frustration of not knowing how to type - and that is translated in him not being comfortable on a computer. Shady to cut the video like this, I saw it on hot105's website a few days ago.”
Nov 9, 2010 at 21:33:06
“Well as a marketer - the film as a book 'books' don't come out until well after the film in most cases. This is a work that hasn't really been officially reprinted since the 80's or so, so you wouldn't expect to find copies laying around in your mainstream bookstore. Eat, Pray, Love only became popular as a novel in the past 5 years, so of course when the movie was a moderate success - it appeared in the bookstores again - moreso from the power of the book itself than the actual film.
I am hopeful that FCG the TP produced film with all of it's reviews good bad - does what it can do for Shange's work --- inspire people to look for it, request it, and revive a work that holds so much passion for those that are already familiar with is many earlier adaptations.
I have yet to see the film, but I'm hopeful that I take away from it what is intended by the original work, and I've already placed orders on Amazon to get originals where they're available.”
TheCaring1 on Nov 10, 2010 at 01:08:25
“Yes I saw the film and loved it if you went in expecting something else I must say that I'm sorry for U. I lived and live these lives of the women in the movie. U need the men but yes in the background to understand the influence that they had on the women. He modernize the movie to work in the 21st century, with it's PTSD and HIV (or down-low). My daughter who is 26 years younger then me, understood it, I brought her the original work by googling Ms.Shange,name. Yes I'm a fan of Tyler Perry I like his work, I love the way it explains things that happen in the past, be it to his own family or mine. I feel that as some one born in the early 50's and seeing my own mother be beat and have to deal with what she thought was a way of life, help me learn that it was not, that U could change your own life. So hears what I have to say, my daughter said you need to be in the right frame of mind, but she like the movie. My son said it traumatized him when the man dropped the children out the window, and it seems like no one would help them. I can see that, but neither child hated the movie. We all have our opinions of things and sometimes I find that the younger generation, of course younger then the baby boomers.”
Nov 9, 2010 at 18:45:47
“Bass, I still have not seen FCG (nor have I read Shange's original work) - but you already know I respect your viewpoint wholeheartedly. Anyone who has read this or the previous blog and interpreted it as anything other than a viewpoint without malice or ill-intention --- clearly does not understand nuance or subtlety.
I presume that is the reason why they are such fan's of Tyler's.
Mind you, this is coming from a woman who enjoys (ie: laughs with & at) his work.”