The Night Watch (2011)

TV Movie   |    |  Drama, Romance, War


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In post-war London, Viv Pearce is dating Reggie and runs a dating bureau with Helen Giniver, who lives with her older lover, authoress Julia Standing. Viv's younger brother Duncan, a gay ... See full summary »

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16 August 2017 | bookworm-82270
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| A Faithful Adaptation
I watched this quite literally minutes after finishing the book it's based on. With that in mind, I find that it is a very faithful adaptation of the book; only changing minor elements, mainly for the sake of cutting down scenes and giving more of a conclusive ending than the book. However, I'm not sure that this makes it a good movie.

I enjoyed it thoroughly, but a lot of that was because I knew what was going on in the heads of each character in every scene. I had the narrative of the book backing up the long silent scenes. I feel like without knowing the book, it is a movie with sparing dialogue, and a lot of inference. It's more like looking at a set of well-crafted paintings than a guided journey.

Still, as it is faithful to a rich source, it has excellent characters, which are the main structure of the story. I feel they did a good job with casting all-around, and in the end I felt like I got to experience rereading the book on fast-forward with new visuals.

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