I really enjoyed watching Their Eyes Were Watching God on cbs last night. Like the reviewers said, it was a bit slow and long. But still delightful.
I thought Halle was great. It's been awhile since I read the book. I should read it again since I often say it truly is my favorite book. I have reread the beginning several times in recent years, but I only got to the end when I read it in college. I remember weeping, but had forgotten the details of the ending. But, I thought it was an amazing scene in the movie.
Of course, it's really not a fair comparison: book vs movie. But, since Claire was extolling the details of her class's "compare and contrast" The Cat and the Hat" book vs. the Mike Myers movies, I was thinking a bit about Zora Neale Hurston's book. I think she would have been pleased.
We can also compare the "covers." I adore the cover that I posted below. I just love that wood cut style and the mood and the colors (purple and green, OF COURSE!)
And what can you say about Halle with the long sensual hair? It's also a thumbs up.