The novel “Gone with the Wind” is one of my favorites. And the film, shot based on his motives, I do not like. Because Margaret Mitchell wrote such a good book that whether Vivien Leigh is even more beautiful, more talented, she still would not be able to get on the screen of the Scarlett O’Hara, which was shown in her novel by Margaret Mitchell.
For some reason, it is now believed that children and adolescents only know how to “stare at TV screens all day”, and their books are not interested. This is not true. More truly, not absolutely so. Of course, it’s easier to watch a film based on a thick book than to read this book. But in the film there may not be a memorable and witty expression that we remember from the book. There may not be some interesting episode or such a turn of events, over which, when reading a book, you often reflect. So we read “Dubrovsky,” the detectives of Agatha Christie, “Azazel,” “The Lost World,” and many other books, despite the fact that films shown on these films are shown on television.
I like watch TV. And I really love reading books. I’m not trying to replace one another. And if I suddenly did not feel like reading Dead Souls, I’m going to watch Big Laundry. Chichikov is waiting for me. He is in the same place where I left him – at an inn, the landowner Korobochka or somewhere else. He knows that as soon as Andrei Malakhov yells: “Goodbye!”, I will definitely return to reading.