Post by oreochico99 on Mar 3, 2006 13:16:57 GMT -5
It took me too weeks of searching and I finally found the movie at Tower reccords and I grabbed the last one. But I am so happy I did. I read the book first and now watching the movie made me appriciate it so much more.
Oh, I think I'm glad I didn't read the book first. The mistake I made was watching it with them talking over it first. It was my first DVD on my new machine and I had no idea how to fix that!!! It was so interesting I watched the whole thing, but was disappionted that I saw the ending that way. I did get the book later and was impressed at how closely they followed everything.
If you like the story, go to www.rehoward.com/reh-bio.htm (sorry I don't know how to make a link), it's a good bio, and makes you realize they weren't that far off. By the way, hi everybody, I'm the new kid on the block and this is my first message board, a virgin no longer. madger
It takes 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile, but it doesn't take any to just sit there with a dumb look on your face.
Techguy, I've got Novalyne's memoir at home and hers and Bob Howard's relationship was just that. While they were together they shared quite a few kisses (according to her!) but the scene in the film with that wonderful kiss is an amalgam of two different dates. From reading it, she seemed to be very much in love with him and even hoped to marry him at one point.
I think one of the saddest aspects of the whole story is that he died because he couldn't see any value in himself or his life. I started reading his work after seeing WWW and he actually wrote a poem from his own point of view as an old man, looking back on what a colossal waste of time his life was and how he wasted it on fiction. If Novalyne had agreed to marry him, I think he might not have killed himself because it seemed to me he was looking for a reason not to - if that makes any sense?
Anyway, WWW is definitely on my top 5 of favorite films!